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Selected Letters of Mendelssohn

By: Alexander, W. F (edited by)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119817

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Lovely PRIZE Binding by Relfe Brothers, London. Full crimson-red leather decorated in gilt. Five raised bands to the spine with a black label and gilt titling to the second compartment and gilt decorations to the remaining panels. Decorative border to the front and rear boards and a sumptuous heraldic shield/coat of arms for 'Church Schools Company Limited' on the front cover. All outer edges and inner dentelles also decorated in gilt. Page fore-edges marbled, as are the endpapers. All hinges tight. Some wear/scratches/rubbing to the boards, mainly the rear cover, but nothing major. Overall an... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers reprinted from the "Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society", Vols IX-XII. Includes papers on "The Reb... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former owners on the plain white front free endpaper. (10) + 64pp. Black/white frontispiece (A Recantation - in Welsh - 1849) , and... View more info

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Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service - Music and Text) A Sabbath Morning Service According to the Union Prayer Book for Barytone (Cantor) , Mixed Chorus & Organ or Full Orchestra

By: Bloch Ernest (English Text by David Stevens

Price: £29.00

Publisher: Boston, C. C. Birchard & Company: 1934

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114725

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's black lettered card covers, with a black spine. A Sheet Music Book. (v) + (1) + 97 pp. Page edges lightly and uniformly tanning. A former owner's name on the top of the Title page. Edges a little discoloured - pretty negligible - but o/w in Very Good condition. A Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. I am assuming that this is possibly a First - but only the Copyright date of 1934 is given, it looks about right for the date .....but ? . $2.50 printed above the Publisher. For Baritone (Cantor) , Mixed Chorus & Organ or Full Orchestra - Lyrics in Hebrew & English. "T... View more info

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Kohana San

By: Bostwick, F. M. (Lieutenant - U. S. Navy)

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114411

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An original Japanese crepe paper book, printed in 1892 - Meiji era. Condition: Generally Good plus to Very good minus, with some light foxing (light yellowy/brown spots here and there) and some creasing (as usual with crepe paper). This is a Hasegawa crepe paper book with music and text/lyrics depicting Kohan-san - a Geisha of Kobe. With Lovely Colour Woodblock Illustrations throughout. 24 pp - including the covers. Printed 1892. Actual size (8" x 6 3/4 " - 20 cm x 17 cm) , with greyish silk ties. An illustrated story of Kohana-san (Little Flower) , a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song ... View more info

Some Ballad Legends of Somerset . The Somerset Folk Series Number 14. (Slightly At Fault)

By: Cary, D M (compiled by)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Somerset Folk Press: 1924

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 107995

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Somerset Folk Series Number 14. At Fault - there is a large corner tear with loss to the text on pages 43/44. BLack/white tissue guarded frontispiece, small tear to front endpaper. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Clean blue card covers with clear black titling/illus to front cover, spine a little sunned, head/tail of spine chipped. 121pp. Apart from a little foxing to endpapers and the Fault noted above, internally excellent, CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. ; The Somerset Folk Series; 8vo View more info

Musicians of Wales . An Account of the Lives and Work of the Major Musicians of Wales in the Nineteenth Century and Into the Twentieth

By: Cleaver, Emrys

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ruthin, John Jones: 1968

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 111959

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are light smudge/scratch marks to the covers and a thin crease line running down the front cover near the spine. There is some very slight splitting to the hinges but this is negligible. There are also light foxing brown spots to the page fore-edges and to the endpapers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. Translated into English by Eirian Lloyd Jones. 108 pp. Illustrated with sepia plates. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Tight and Secure, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "This book is a u... View more info

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PALERMO. Quadrille by Charles D'Albert. Delightful Brandard and Hanhart Coloured Lithograph Sheet Music Cover (Together with all the Music)

By: D'Albert Charles

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chappell & Co. , 49 & 50 New Bond Street,: 1855

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114281

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Cover = J. Brandard, lith. M. & N. Hanhart, imp. Delightful pastel coloured lithograph to front cover (man riding donkey, goats by his side, lady and child standing aside, etc, Palermo Town / Trees / Mountains in background. Light foxing/browning to blank edges surrounding the oval cover image. Small 'closed' tear (1 cm) to blank top edge. Spine, taken from a bound album, showing some glue/sewing remains.10pp (excluding covers). Overall near very good. NO inscriptions. NO DATE (between 1850 and 1865). See Images; 25 cm x 35 cm View more info

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COMO. A Set of Quadrilles by Charles D'Albert. Delightful Coloured Lithograph Sheet Music Cover (Together with all the Music)

By: D'Albert Charles

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chappell & Co. , 50 New Bond Street,: 1858

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114283

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Cover artist and lithographer not noted (but likely Hanhart and Stannard - this cover is VERY similar to 'PALERMO' which I also have listed for sale, but that copy has the Artist and Lithographers details.). Delightful pastel coloured lithograph to front cover. Light foxing/browning/few light marks to the blank edges surrounding the oval cover image. Small nick with loss (2 cm x 0.3 cm high) to blank top edge. Spine, taken from a bound album, showing some glue/sewing remains. 7 pp. Overall near Very Good. NO inscriptions. NO Date on the front but the Charles D'Albert's Album for 1858 advertise... View more info

Yr Eisteddfod . Cyfrol Ddathlu Wythganmlwyddiant Yr Eisteddfod, 1176-1976

By: Edwards, Hywel Teifi

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Lys Eisteddfod Genedlaethol: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112222

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Welsh Language Book. Text in Welsh. Tan-Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket. There is some slight light fading to the edges of the spine and the former owner has written their name to the front free-endpaper, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 85 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Bibliograhy; Articles. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "A well illustrated look at the history of the National Eisteddfod (Eisteddfodau ? ) of Wales." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Witness to Our Time.

By: Eisenstaedt, Alfred (Foreword by Henry R. Luce)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1980

Edition: 1st Thus (Revised and Enlarged)

Seller ID: 002037

ISBN: 0436141906

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


This is a reprint of the 1966 Classic. THIS edition, however, has Extra pages/material 'focusing on the Headliners of the Seventies'. In the original Black boards slightly dusty, with bright gilt titling to spine. The pictorial dustjacket has been reinforced with very neat cream tape around all the edges (inside and out - done by the former owner) otherwise Complete and the dustjacket is in Good + to Very Good minus condition. NOT price clipped. 350 pp. Mostly Plates with some descriptive text. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. ' An Outstanding Collection' of p... View more info

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Ave Maria. An Interpretation from Walt Disney's Fantasia Inspired By the Music of Franz Schubert

By: Field, Rachel with Walt Disney

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1941

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 119820

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


Near Fine burgundy coloured cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to front board. In the original pictorial dust-jacket. The dust-jacket is near complete with a small loss to the foot of the d/j spine but has a lot of old, and some newer, 'closed' tears and nicks here and there, also some tinting to 'match'. All of which are now repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape. The d/j is price-clipped, and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks quite good. (See Images). Internally Excellent with illustrated endpapers in grey tones, a... View more info

Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Era

By: Gammond, Peter

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Angus and Robertson.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000179

ISBN: 0207956480

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Hardback. Good to Very Good/good+. First Edition. 8vo. A biography of the life and music of Scott Joplin. 223 pp, well-illustrated with early photos and song sheets, appendix, discog. A consideration of the development and influence of the musical style called ragtime. The essential introduction to Ragtime, the music that identified an era in America around the turn of the century.it explains the roots, form and feeling of ragtime, its influence on jazz, and tells the story of the great black composer who was elemental to it.; 000179; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for The Rippling River. Attractive Coloured Lithographed Sheet Music COVER Stannard Imp. Packer and Griffin Lith, of a Tyrolean Scene. Tyrol / Austria (COVER ONLY)

The Rippling River. Attractive Coloured Lithographed Sheet Music COVER Stannard Imp. Packer and Griffin Lith, of a Tyrolean Scene. Tyrol / Austria (COVER ONLY)

By: Gantier Felix

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Charles Jefferys: 1874

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114282

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


COVER ONLY. NO MUSIC. A beautiful coloured lithograph sheet music cover by Packer & Griffin and Stannard, of a Riverscape with a rowing boat in foreground, others moored, one in the background, and a castle on the bank; mountains beyond. One strip of masking tape to reverse of top edge/Title, browning from this can be see through to the title on the image side, light foxing/browning to the margins, but a beautifully bright image. No inscriptions. Original price 3/-. Text at bottom reads - Tyrolienne pour piano, par Felix Gantier. Text and Border printed in gilt - which is now tarnishing/looks ... View more info

THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

By: GAY JOHN

Price: £8.52

Publisher: Edinburgh, OLIVER & BOYD,: 1973

Seller ID: 60683

ISBN: 0050027174


Hardback. Good Plus/Good. 1st Thus. EX-LIB USUAL STAMPS AND MARKS. 8vo. EDITED BY PETER ELFED LEWIS. A CHRONOLOGY OF THE PRINICIPAL WORKS OF JOHN GAY. TEXTUAL NOTES. COMMENTARY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.; 60683 View more info

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Mr and Mrs Baggs - Sheet Music Cover - Black & White Lithograph T. H. Jones Illustrator of This Black & White Comic Lithograph

By: H. Walker

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, B. Williams: 1868

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114284

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Sheet Music COVER ONLY - NO Music. Presumably a comic song for entertainment and or the early Victorian Music Hall. Text under the Image reads = " A most thrilling narrative, giving an account of the FRIGHTFUL APPARITION! ! ! . The appearance of which so affected Mrs B's nerves that she was laid up for 7 weeks after HEROIC CONDUCT of Mr. BAGGS on a most trying occasion...DESPARATE DEFENCE by Do! ! . FIRE! FIRE! ! FIRE! ! ! Prompt Arrival of the Engines & RESCUE of Mrs BAGGS! Under circumstances of Great Aggravation and Indignity. TERRIFIC ASSAULT on the POLICE & CAPTURE of MR BAGGS! ! ! Wr... View more info

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How To Play Piano. With Practical Illustrations and Diagrams and an Abridged Compendium of Five-Finger Exercises, Scales, Thirds, Arpeggi, Octaves As Practised by Him

By: Hambourg Mark

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd.: 1923

Edition: New and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 119792

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The First Edition of this book appeared in 1922 under the Title - 'How to become a Pianist'. This copy is the New and Enlarged Edition. In the original pictorial paper-covered boards - but lacking quite a lot of the paper covering to the spine, tho the Title is still visible. Otherwise the book is Tight, Clean and Bright. Good Plus to VG, and inside VG with only the former owner's name written on the top of the front free endpaper, a small loss to the outer blank edge of page 59, but no other marks. 103 pp. Music notation examples/exercises, etc, throughout, and line drawings showing hand posi... View more info

Information for Players, Owners, Dealers and Makers of Bow-Instruments, Also for String-Manufacturers Taken from Personal Experience, Studies and Observations.

By: Hepworth, William

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Reeves:

Seller ID: 000188

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark Blue Cloth Bound Boards, with bright gilt titling. nd. Early Edition. 8vo. With illustrations of A Stainer and a Guarnerius Violin, etc. Black and white frontispiece. Illustrated. Offsetting. Foxing mainly to prelims. 89 pp. Catalogue of William Reeves publications at back of book, (with 'works on Freemasonry'). Very Clean, Tight , Bright copy In protective plastic film.; 000188; 8vo View more info

Essays on Jazz

By: James, Burnett

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, The Jazz Book Club (cassell): 1962

Seller ID: 004424

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Dustwrap slightly dusty, NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Clean brown boards, bright yellow bands/titling to spine. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Head/tail of spine very slightly bumped. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.Essays on jazz personalities,styles, and influences; on ragtime, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, James P. Johnson, Dixieland, Beiderbecke and more.; 004424; 8vo View more info

The Literature of Jazz . A Critical Guide

By: Kennington, Donald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Library Association: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110049

ISBN: 0853650748

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's card covers. 142 pp. Not price clipped. No inscriptions. Clean tight and bright. "A critical guide, with the History of Jazz; Lives of Jazzmen, General background, and Literature etc, "My aim in producing this guide is to indicate to the beginner in jazz which are the significant works and to refresh the memory of the expert as to the books he has probably read in the past." . ; 8vo View more info