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Essays on Armenian Music

Kahn & Averill / Institute of Arm?nian Music, London
Large 8vo in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 222pp, musical examples in text, addenda and corrigenda sheet loosely inserted (as issued). Text variously in English, German and French
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Karl Jaspers - A Biography - Navigations in Truth

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large 8vo in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 360pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Agincourt - My Family the Battle and the Fight for France (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed to a personal friend and signed by Ranulph Fiennes on the title-page, he has also written his address on the facing blank page.
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Public Finance and Private Wealth - the Career of Sir Stephen Fox 1627 - 1716

Clarendon Press, Oxford
Thick 8vo in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 362pp, bibliography, index
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Inspector General - Sir Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and the Politics of Social Reform 1783 - 1802

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 344pp, bibliography, index etc
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Adolphe Sax 1814 - 1894 - His Life and Legacy (SIGNED COPY)

Egon Publishers, Baldock
1st printing of the first hardcover edition, revised from the 1980 paperback. Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 214pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf
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Monteverdi E Caravaggio - Sonar Stromenti e Figurar la Musica (Museo del Violino, Cremona April 8 - July 23 2017)

Museo del Violino, Cremona
Extra Large and heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 157pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
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Baba of Karo - A Woman of the Moslim Hausa

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 299pp, portrait frontispiece, one plan in text, folding map at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned) in a slightly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (slightly edge-chipped, spine panel a little faded, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy of this groundbreaking book
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Keeping On Keeping On (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber / Profile Books, London
2nd Impression. Thick 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 539pp, colour plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Long Walk to Freedom - the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (SIGNED COPY)

Macdonald Purnell, Randburg
3rd printing. Thick, heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 630pp, plates, index, map end-papers. This copy was signed and dated by Nelson Mandela, on the title-page, during a reception in South Africa House in London on 12th June 1996 whilst on his first state visit to Britain. It was subsequently given to the previous owner, who could not attend the reception, by the South African High Commissioner, Mendi Msimang
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George Orwell - A Bibliography

St Paul's Bibliographies, Winchester / Oak Knoll Press, New Castle
Thick, heavy 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 426pp, index etc
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Papa Doc - Haiti and its Dictator

Bodley Head, London
8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 397pp
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A Little Learning - the First Volume of An Autobiography

Chapman and Hall, London
8vo in dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 234pp, frontispiece, plates, index
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Stella Benson (SIGNED COPY)

Grabhorn Press for Albert M. Bender, San Francisco
8vo in tan linen backed orange paper covered boards, 15pp printed in red and black on laid paper. A brief memoir of British author Stella Benson who spent much time in California by her friend and fellow author Phyllis Bottome. Inscribed to Will (William) Arnold-Forster (another British author, also MP and sometime Bloomsbury Group member) and signed by Bottome on the front blank fly-leaf, she has also added a quote from J R Lowell below her inscription
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Lorca - An Appreciation of His Poetry

Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge
Small 8vo. in bright yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 79pp
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Praeterita - Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life (Large Paper Edition - 3 Volume Complete Set)

George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpinton
3 volumes large 4to size (31 x 24 cm approx) in modern brown cloth with gilt embossed leather spine labels. All first edition large paper copies. Each book has an additional title-page which was printed up as the last chapter of each volume was issued, so was dated the same year as the last chapter of that volume. Vol I: 12 chapters 432pp, 1 engraved plate 'My Two Aunts'. Vol II: 12 chapters, 442pp, 1 engraved plate 'The Old Dover Packet's Jib'. Vol III: 4 chapters, 182pp, 1 engraved plate 'The Castle of Annecy' (this engraving was issued only with the large paper copies)
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African Music in Northern Rhodesia and some other places

Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, Livingstone
8vo in stiff card covers, 80pp, numerous musical examples in text, folding table at rear (showing beats)
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Black Background - the Childhood of A South African Girl (SIGNED COPY)

Abelard-Schuman, New York
8vo in pastel green cloth, 207pp. Inscribed and signed by John Blacking (as John) on the front blank fly-leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned) in a chipped and rubbed VERY GOOD- price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Robert Burns and His Rhyming Friends

Eneas Mackay, Stirling
1st printing. Tall 8vo. in tan cloth backed brown paper covered boards, black lettering to spine, 117pp, index, 2pp publishers ads at rear.
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Telling Tales

BBC Worldwide, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 93pp on stiff paper, illustrations in text
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in bright red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 218pp, bibliography, index
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The Man in the Monkeynut Coat - William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to the Double-Helix

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 242pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index
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Anthony Sher - A Cast of Characters (London Jewish Cultural Centre 5 February - 18 March 2007) **** SIGNED COPY ****

London Jewish Cultural Centre
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed in ink and dated (11/2/07) by Anthony Sher on the front cover
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A Life in Music - Conversations with Sir David Willcocks and Friends (SIGNED COPY)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, illustrations in text, index, CD in pocket at rear. Inscribed and signed by Sir David Willcocks on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
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Wordsworth, War and Waterloo

Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 91pp on stiff paper, colour plates, etc
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Betjeman - the Bonus of Laughter

John Murray, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 745pp, plates, index etc
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Fanny Cerrito - The Life of A Romantic Ballerina

Phoenix House, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in pink cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 176pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy has been elegantly inscribed and signed by Cyril Beaumont on the front blank fly-leaf
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Gandhi - the Years That Changed the World 1914 - 1948

Allen Lane,, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in boards, 1129pp, plates, index etc
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A Primer of Ezra Pound

Macmillan Company, New York
1st printing. 8vo in rust red cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 56pp
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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)
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