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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
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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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
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (spine slightly sunned)
Softcover
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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
1st editionSoftcover
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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)
Softcover
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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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Creation Stories - Riots Raves and Running a Label (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
8vo in black boards, white lettering to spine, 325pp, plates in colour and b/w, index. Inscribed and signed by Alan McGee on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Felicja Blumental - Portraits (Tel Aviv Museum of Art 10 - 15 May / Haft Hall 10 May - 12 August 1999)

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
4to in colour printed thick boards, 60pp on thick glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Dual text in Hebrew and English. Photographs, paintings and drawing of (and some by) the Polish pianist and composer
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight bump to head of spin, hint of sunning to covers)
1st editionHardcover
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Franz Schubert - Op 137 - Three Sonatinas for Violin and Piano

G Schirmer, New York
Large 4to. in stiff card covers. Separate violin part loosely inserted (as issued), 45pp full piano score
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (ghost of small address label to front cover)
Softcover
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Beethoven - Trio for Piano Violin and Violoncello Op/opus 1 No 1 in E Flat (Complete score and parts) Schirmer Vol 1421

G Schirmer, New York
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, separate violin and cello parts loosely inserted (as issued), plus 51pp piano score
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and clean and tight copy set (London score sellers small stamp to front cover)
Softcover
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Gilbert and Sullivan Operas 1939

The Sphere, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thin card wraps. 48pp, plates in colour and b/w
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers very lightly edge rubbed, 2 minor spots of soil to front cover, bottom corner tip of front cover clipped)
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Richard Strauss - An Intimate Portrait

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 312pp on thick paper, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a VERY GOOD+ Dust Jacket (three tiny edge-nicks, short closed tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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William Lawes - Select Consort (Music - Musica Britannica - A National Collection of Music Xxi)

Royal Music Association / Stainer and Bell, London
Large Folio in stiff card covers, xxvpp + 139pp on thick stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Songs of the Jews of Calcutta

Tara Publications
Large 4to. in photo illustrated glossy boards, 95pp on stiff paper. Dual text in English and Hebrew
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease and nick to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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A Selection of Airs for Treble and Bass Instruments by John Jenkins

Golden Phoenix, Harpenden
Large 4to. in stiff paper wraps, 24pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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W S Gilbert - A Classic Victorian and His Theatre

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 374pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (name on fly-leaf) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation (SIGNED COPY)

Verso, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 443pp, plates, bibliography etc, 15pp index at rear. Inscribed and signed by the author Ben Watson (as 'Out to Lunch' - his alter ego non-de-plume) on front blank fly-leaf and with a sketch by him of a hand drawing on the page, all done in black ink and dated 29-V-2004.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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A Little Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte No.4

Anglo- French Series / Oxford University Press, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 10pp violin part loosely inserted (as issued), 26pp piano
VERY GOOD a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on front cover, few fingerings in light pencil - easily and cleanly erased when tested)
Softcover
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Training Soprano Voices

Oxford University Press, Oxford
3rd Impression Large 8vo in blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 177pp, musical examples and illustrations in text, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Believing in Opera (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Heavy 8vo. in red boards, white lettering to spine, 464pp, illustrations in text, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly edge-rubbed, looks new in its protector)
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Gabriel Faure Sonata No 1 Op 13 for Violin and Piano in A Major (Urtext - Edition Peters No 7487)

Edition Peters, London, New York & Leipzig
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 87pp piano and violin part with 16pp violin part loosely inserted (as issued)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unused or barely used copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Softcover
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Robert Louis Stevensons Songs for Children - Set to Music by Edith Swepstone (both voice and piano parts)

J Curwen & Sons, London
Large 4to. in illustrated blue paper wrappers (as issued) 22pp, cover illustration in dark blue ink also by Mildred Emra, making this the 1st Edition. The typeface is extremely sharp suggesting this is one of the first issue (printing plates wore down quickly making later printings far less sharp edged)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild chipping to cover at spine fold and corner tips, few spots of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Wagner - Die Walkure - Complete Vocal & Orchestral Score

Dover, New York
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 710pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rap Music and Street Consciousness

University of Illinois Press, Urbana
Large 8vo Paperback. 302pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Music and Medicine- Vol / Volume 1 Haydn Mozart Beethoven Schubert - Notes on Their Lives Works and Medical Histories

Medi-ed Press, Bloomington
Heavy 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and decoration to front cover, 447pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Music and Medicine - Vol / Volume 3 - Chopin Smetana Tchaikovsky Mahler - Notes on Their Lives Works and Medical Histories

Medi-ed Press, Bloomington
Heavy 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and decoration to front cover, 400pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Otto Klemperer - His Life and Times - Vol One I / Volume 1 1885 - 1933

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 492pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly corner nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Music in Eighteenth- Century England - Essays in Memory of Charles Cudworth

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 265pp, index musical examples in text etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (cover top edges very slightly sunned) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Oboe (SIGNED by Leon Goossens)

Macdonald and Jane's, London (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)
8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 236pp, plates, musical examples in text, index etc. This copy signed by Leon Goossens on the front blank fly-leaf below a photo of him which has been pasted to the page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Sixty Studies for the Violin Op 45 Viola

Edition Peters (Nr. 9166)
Large 4to. in stiff paper wraps, 53pp. All 60 studies transcribed and edited for the Viola
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Softcover
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