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The Living Years (SIGNED COPY)

Constable, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 241pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy is signed by Mike Rutherford directly to the title-page (not on an inserted bookplate which is more usually the case)
An extremely well preserved NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Gustav Mahler- Symphony No 8 in E-flat - Vocal Score / Klavierauszug

Serenissima Music
4to in stiff card covers (28 cm x 21cm), 211pp. Complete vocal score (all parts) with piano accompaniment
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A Book of Shanties

Methuen, London
1st printing. 4to in steel blue cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 93pp, approx. 30 shanties, each with historical and background notes, complete lyrics and musical notation, most with scoring for piano accompaniment
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (neat ink name on fly-leaf dated 1933) in a spine tanned and very slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An uncommonly nice copy
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No Off Switch - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Serpent's Tail, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 408pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
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On Music and Musicians (Signed by both translators)

Marion Boyars, London
8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 117pp, portrait frontispiece. Inscribed and signed by both translators David Urman and J M Thomson on the title-page and with a short note on printed compliments slip from ans signed by J M Thomson loosely inserted
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A View From the Bandstand - From Greta Kents Writings and From Conversations with Her At Her Suffolk Home

Sheba Feminist Publishers, London
Large landscape 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 47pp, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Vera Lynn - Well Meet Again - A Personal and Social Memory of World War Two (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index. This copy inscribed 'Yours' and signed by Vera Lynn and also signed by Robin Cross on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions) PLUS loosely inserted printed card invite to the publishers' launch party of Vera Lynn and Robin Cross's second book 'Unsung Heroes' published in 1990
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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A Musician Divided - Andre Tchaikowsky in his own words

Toccata Press, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 434pp, illustrations in text, chronology, index etc. CD in pocket at rear (unopened)
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Vocal Score - the Mikado Or the Town of Titipu - Arrangement for Pianoforte by George Lowell Tracy of Boston Usa of the Above Named Opera by W S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Chappell & Co., London
1st printing. 4to in gilt edged full dark red limp leather, Arthur Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, 152pp. Cast list of the first Savoy performance on verso of title-page. Name of 19th century owner 'Minnie Little' in gilt letterering to front cover. Plus sewn in small press advert for an 1889 performance of the Mikado with Frederick Federici, Courtice Pounds et al.
VERY GOOD- a clean and tight unmarked copy (2 inch loss to top edge of spine, slight wear to cover corner tips and bottom edge of spine, pages slightly tanned but otherwise very clean, tight and unmarked)
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The Sorcerer - An Original Modern Comic Opera in Two Acts (Piano Score)

Metzler & Co., London
Leather Binding. 4to in contemporary, gilt ruled full dark blue limp leather covers, gilt lettering to spine, red deckled page-block edges. Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, 76pp, publishers ads at rear. An uncommon early printing
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, page-block edges slightly tanned)
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Laszlo Sary - Chamber Music for Optional Ensembles - Musical Games, Creative Musical Exercises - Playing Score

Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Large 4to folder with 46 leaves (92pp) music scores (collated complete)
Almost AS NEW (cover slightly edge-rubbed)
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David Goode - Blitz Requiem - Full Score

Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross
Large 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 103pp, complete score with CD of performance by the Bach Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor David Hill) in pocket at rear (as issued)
NEW unread and unmarked copy (CD as new)
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Peter Maxwell Davies - Notes From A Cold Climate - Antarctic Symphony No 8

Browns, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed boards, 152pp, colour plates, etc. No. 632 of 1500 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
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Pammelia - Deutromelia - Melismata (Publications of the American Folklore Society, Bibliographical and Special Series Volume XII / Vol 12 1961)

American Folklore Society, Philadelphia
8vo in pink stiff card covers, black lettering to spine and front cover, xiv pp introductory text, 145pp facsimile of the 1609 edition, new index at rear
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers just a little rubbed and dusty)
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John Cage - Writer - Selected Texts

Cooper Square Press
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 281pp
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight sunning to spine and rear cover)
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Bela Bartok Letters

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 466pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned and faintly foxed) in FINE complete Dust Jacket which has been very neatly laminated in fixed clear plastic (faintly creased at spine ends, but still looks fine)
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Otto Klemperer - His Life and Times - Volume 2 1933 - 1973

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 486pp, plates, index, discography etc
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Camille Saint-Saens and the French Solo Concerto From 1850 to 1920

Scolar Press, London
Large 8vo in tan faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 341pp, musical examples in text bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly faded) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Maria - Beyond the Callas Legend (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, 329pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Arianna Stassinopoulos on the title-page plus a loosely inserted note on her headed paper to the recipients indicating this is a pre-publication copy.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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More Tommy's Tunes - An Additional Collection of Soldiers' Songs, Marching Melodies, Rude Rhymes and Popular Parodies, Composed, Collected, and Arranged on Active Service with the B E F

Erskine Macdonald, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 98pp, some songs with music, glossary etc at rear.
VERY GOOD- (covers dusty and marked, small chip to bottom edge of spin, one leaf roughly opened with thumb size chip to fore-edge affecting wide blank margin only, and otherwise internally a well preserved clean and tight copy)
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Kate Bush - the Whole Story (SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, plates, discography, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by co-author Karen Sullivan on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE unmarked very clean and tight copy (pages a little tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Rosa Ponselle - A Centenary Biography

Amadeus Press, Portland
Heavy, large 8vo. in purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 494pp, discography, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf-rub to spine ends) in a moderately spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
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Gustav Mahler - The Wunderhorn Years - Chronicles and Commentaries

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, large and heavy 8vo. in purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering to front cover, 461pp, illustrations and musical examples in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a moderately spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Archives of Sound - Including a selective catalogue of historial violin, piano, spoken, documentary, orchestral, and composer's own recordings

Oakwood Press, Lingfield
8vo in bright orange cloth, black lettering to spine. 153pp, plates, bibliography etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Michael Tippett - A Symposium on his Sixtieth Birthday

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 242pp, musical examples in text, list of works etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket. A nice clean copy
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Christian Congregational Music - Performance Identity and Experience

Ashgate, Farnham
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 228pp, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Kurt Weill - A Handbook

Faber & Faber, London
Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 480pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (very faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Edmund Rubbra - Five Motets for Unaccompanied Choir - Op. 37 (with piano score for practice only)

Augener / Galliard, London
4to in stiff paper wraps, 22pp
FINE, a very clean and tight copy still close to new
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Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770 - 1827 An Exhibition

Institute for Foreign Relations, Stuttgart
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 70pp text with illustrations in text, plus approx 48pp plates of exhibits at rear
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers very slightly edge-rubbed and faintly foxed)
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History of the Piano

Paul Elek, London
8vo in black cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 168pp, plates, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (small chip to bottom edge of rear panel, (ooks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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