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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
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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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
An almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (tiny bump to bottom edge of front cover also affecting the first two leaves)
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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)
Cover margins sunned else near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight unmarked copy
Softcover
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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)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol / Volume 29

National Gallery / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 80pp, colour illustrations etc.
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National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol / Volume 25

National Gallery / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 99pp, colour illustrations etc.
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The Orientation of Buildings - Being the Report with Appendices of the .R I B A Joint Committee on the Orientation of Buildings (RIBA)

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
Large 4to. in green cloth backed boards, 70pp (plus ads at front and rear), diagrams, tables etc. in text.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (covers slightly tanned, bottom cover corner tips slightly rubbed). An excellent copy
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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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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)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Archigram - Symposium Zur Ausstellung / Symposium on the Exhibition - 29 - 30 April 1994 - Schriftenreihe Der Kunsthalle Wien

Kunsthalle Wien / Ritter, Klagenfurt
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 169pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy but for a very slight mild crease to the bottom corner tip of front cover - from poor handling
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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
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
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Man - Teaching Notes From the Bauhaus

Lund Humphries, London
4to in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 159pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned or foxed) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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Geometric Concepts in Islamic Art

World of Islam Festival Publishing Company, London
Extra Large 4to. in gilt embossed thick linen covered boards, 154pp on thick art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked and barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned VERY GOOD publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap (a few short closed edge-tears, all neatly repaired from the verso with archival paper, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Modern Painters Volume III - Containing Part IV - of Many Things

George Allen, Orpington
Large heavy 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, xix + 351pp on large paper. Frontispiece plus 17 other full page plates (one coloured), all on thick paper with guard leaves
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of slight rub and minor nicking to spine ends, plates a little foxed and with minor soil to blank outer margins only, text leaves fine). A nice copy
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Wood Engraving

Faber & Faber, London
Slim 8vo in grey cloth, red lettering to spine, 57pp, illustrations in text, plus 4pp ads at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a dusty and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
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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
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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
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Paper Engineering for Designers

Thames and Hudson, London
4to in thick colour printed boards, instructional guide with examples and ready made die-cut samples, complete as issued
NEW copy But for a mild crease to spine (looks like a minor production fault)
1st editionHardcover
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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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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
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