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Performing Arts : Musical Instruments


Eighteenth Century Musical Instruments - France and Britain / Les Instruments de Musique au XVIIIe Siecle - France et Grande-Bretagne (Amended 2nd Impression)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers. Dual English and French text. 225pp, plates in colour and b/w
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (mild spine crease, speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Musiques De la Mer Egee (Geneve Septembre - Decembre 1988)

Ministere Grec De La Culture, Athenes
4to in thick colour printed boards, 71pp text (in French throughout) plus approx 80pp colour plates, 45 rpm vinyl EP in pocket at rear. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name in Geneva 1988.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny bump to bottom edge of rear cover), the EP is in mint new condition
1st editionHardcover
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The Music of India

Association Press, Calcutta
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers 173pp, musical examples in text, plates, index etc
VERY GOOD, spine and cover spine margins rubbed, name on verso of front cover, top edge of page block dusty, contents still very clean and tight
1st editionSoftcover
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Tree of Strings - Crann Nan Teud - A History of the Harp in Scotland

Kinmor Music, Midlothian
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 247pp, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny crease to front cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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£189.00
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Teaching the Cello to Groups

Oxford University Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine, 108pp, 8pp plates, musical examples in text etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly spine sunned and very slightly edge rubbed but otherwise FINE unclipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Cello

Charles Scribner's, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 224pp, plates, musical examples in text index etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Musical Instruments (Sotheby's London 30 March 1989 Auction Catalogue / 30th Mar.)

Sotheby's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 225pp, 498 lots all or most illustrated
Few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Encyclopedia of the Piano

Garland, New York & London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 521pp, index etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Violin-Making, As it was and is - Being a historical, theoretical, and practical treatise on the science and art of Violin-Making, for the use of Violin Makers and Players ... etc

Ward Lock, London
Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in olive brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black bordered spine and front cover with black and gilt embossed illustration of a violin, similar to spine. 366pp, numerous illustrations in text, 3 Woodbury type tipped-in photos, lacks folding diagram but otherwise complete. This copy has a Blackheath Conservatoire of Music prize inscription dated 1911 awarding the book to the (later much renown) cellist Kenneth Skeaping (1891 - 1977), it also has Skeaping's private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (front end-papers split at centrefold, but the binding is unaffected and still strong)
Hardcover
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Museo Internacional de la Gaita - Catalogo (International Museum of Bagpipes - Catalogue)

Gijon, Asturias
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 152pp, colour plates, numerous photo illustrations in text, etc with descriptive text, in Spanish, of the museums huge bagpipe collection with examples from numerous countries. Edition of 1,000 copies only
Previous owners label on fly-leaf, cover edges moderately rubbed and with mild crease to top corner tip of front cover slightly affecting first few text leaves but otherwise a VERY GOOD clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Teddy Bears, Doll's Houses and Related Material, Rocking Horses, Fine Dolls and Automata Games, Toys Amusements, Gramophones, Phonographs and Musical Boxes (Sotheby's Auction Catalogue 3rd October, 1984)

Sotheby's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp, 545 lots, all or most illustrated with plates in colour and b/w
Very slight crease to front cover corner tips (no splaying), mild crease and slight shelf rub to head of spine else near FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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£46.50
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Mechanical Musical Instruments

Batchworth Press, London
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty VERY GOOD unclipped Dust Jacket (mild rub and a few tiny nicks to spine panel ends, small repaired tear to bottom edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Musical Instruments Through The Ages

Spring Books, London
Large heavy folio size in brown cloth. XV, 41pp text, 323 plates in colour and b/w, index
VERY GOOD+ a clean and tight copy (cover margins a little sunned) in a VERY GOOD unclipped Dust Jacket (closed tear to rear panel, few spots of rub to edges, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Piano Roles - Three Hundred Years of Life with the Piano

Yale University Press, New Haven
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). 461pp, plates in colour and b/w index etc
An AS NEW unread copy (minute barely noticeable nick to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Story of the Spanish Guitar

Clifford Essex, London
Octavo size (8vo). 64pp plus plates
A FINE copy (tiny bump to page-block fore-edge) in a spine sunned VERY GOOD unclipped Dust Jacket (two minor repaired tears to head of spine panel, light rubbing to top edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Organs, Rides and Engines on Parade - Volume Two

Fair Organ Presevation Society
Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 40pp, with plates
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Computer Applications in Music - A Bibliography, Supplement 1

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Hardback Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). 597pp
AS NEW in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
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Pop and Collectable Guitars (Christie's auction catalogue Thursday 30 September 1999)

Christie's South Kensington, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers. 108pp, index, colour and b/w photos in text illustrating most lots, etc
AS NEW (slight mild crease to bottom corner of page-block, from mild bumping)
1st editionSoftcover
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