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Performing Arts : Music Biographies

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1606 - William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Thick 8vo in pale blue boards, gilt lettering to spine 423pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A FINE very clean and tight in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn - Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

Cambridge University Press
Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to top corner tip of rear cover) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Guy Burgess - the Spy Who Knew Everyone

Biteback, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 470pp, plates, index etc
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Giving Up the Ghost

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. 8vo in tan boards, black lettering to spine, 246pp
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The Collected Lute Music of John Dowland

Faber Music / Faber & Faber, London
Heavy folio in gilt embossed brown linen covered boards with glazed black cloth spine, 317pp
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Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier

Boydell Press, Woodbridge
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 333pp, plates, index
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William Morris 1834 - 1896 (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 9 May - 1 September 1996)

Philip Wilson / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 384pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
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J B Vuillaume - Sa Vie et son Oeuvre

W E Hill, London
4to in paper covered boards with faux leather spine, 207pp text, 80pp plates in colour and b/w (mainly facsimiles, violins and bows), text in English, French and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy. An excellent copy
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Olaf Stapledon - Speaking for the Future

Liverpool University Press
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 474pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Daughter of History - Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill (Auction Catalogue Sotheby's, London 17 December 2014

Sotheby's, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 195pp, 256 lots, all or most illustrated in colour, index etc
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, mild faint'ish crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
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The Proud Highway - Saga of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955 - 1967 - the Fear Loathing Letters Volume 1

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 683pp, index etc
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The Hereditary Bondsman - Daniel O'Connell 1775 - 1829

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 328pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Have You Been Good? A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Granta, London
1st printing. 8vo in red boards, silver lettering to spine, 311pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Thomas Hardy - The Time-Torn Man (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 486pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Mattia Battistini - King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings

Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Toronto & Plymouth
Heavy 8vo. in photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), 405pp, plates, chronology, discography, index etc. CD in pocket at rear. Postcard with brief ink note from gran-daughter of Mattia Battistini loosely inserted
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Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
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Rosalind Franklin - the Dark Lady of DNA

Harper Collins, London 2002
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 380pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Lux Aeterna - Fur sechzehnstimmigen gemischten chor a cappella / For sixteen-part mixed choir a cappella (Peters 5934)

Henry Litolff''S / C F Peters, London etc
4to in stiff paper wraps, 27pp full score.
VERY GOOD+ (name on front cover, covers slightly dusty)
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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No 3 - Full Score (UE 950)

Universal Edition, London
4to in red stiff card covers, 231pp, full score
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Penillion for Violin and Piano

Chester Music, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 14pp piano and separate 6pp violin part
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy
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Sinfonia Sacra (The Resurrection) for Soprano, Contralto, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

Alfred Lengnick, Croydon
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 53pp score
A well preserved FINE unmarked clean and tight copy (covers very faintly dusty, name on fly-leaf)
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Fates Worse Than Death - An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in bright yellow faux cloth, 240pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread sparkling bright copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Railway Man (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
3rd Impression. Large 8vo in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp. made into a film of the same name in 2013 (Colin Firrth, Nicole Kidman). This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Ned Sherrin - the Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Little, Brown, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 472pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight reading crease to spine, hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Derek Jarman

Little Brown, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 613pp, plates, bibliography, index, filmography etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (very faintly edge-creased, looks new in its protector)
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Edward Thomas - A Portrait

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 331pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Oscar Wilde

Eyre Methuen, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in decoratively brown and gilt embossed orange cloth, 410pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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The Older Hardy

Heinemann, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 244pp, plates, bibliography, index. This copy is from the collection of Michael Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and has his signature on the front fly-leaf.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a moderately spine sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Sonatas for Piano and Violin / Sonaten Fur Klavier Und Violine D 384, 385, 408 (Op 137); D 574 (Op 162) UT 5004

Wiener Urtext Edition (Schott/ Universal Edition), Wien
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 83pp piano score with critical notes at rear (dual text in English and German), plus 37pp violin score
VERY GOOD, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (spine a little edge rubbed)
Softcover
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Young Thomas Hardy

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 259pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy is from the collection of Michael Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and has his signature on the front fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of sunning to top edge) in an FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight sunning to spine panel, minute and barely visible nick to base of spine panel at rear tip, looks new in its protector)
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