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101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers Revised and Updated

By: BOOKSPAN, Martin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Dolphin Books/Doubleday, 1973


A firm, unmarked copy. Covers composers from J.S. Bach to Antonio Vivaldi. A nice copy, though covers a bit yellowed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 465 pages View more info

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Carmen English National Opera Guide 13

By: BIZET, Georges; JOHN, Nicholas (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Riverrun Press Inc., 1982


Accompaniment to the great opera includes English and French text, presented together. With essays and photos to add depth to the opera-goer's experience. A clean, bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages View more info

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Chiming Bells For the Day School and Singing School

By: CRIST, D.W.; McPHERSON, John

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Moultrie, Ohio, D. W. Crist, 1891


A musical primer, apparently intended to aid the beginning music student learn the basics through the use of bells. The book opens with ten pages describing the 'Rudiments of Music'; followed by several pages of music and lyrics. --- The book is intact but somewhat loose. The first signature has partially detached from the volume. A few pages have penciled notations and marks. Front free endpaper w/ a dainty, ornate sticker and previous owner's signature.; Small 8vo 7½... View more info

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Composers on Music: An Anthology of Composers' Writings from Palestrina to Copland

By: MORGENSTERN, Sam (editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwood Press, Publishers, 1969


The writings of noted classical composers on the topic of their music are compiled in this volume. Stated first printing of this reprint edition (original publication date was 1956). --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A firm, clean, bright copy but with a couple of scratches to front cover. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xxiii, 584 pages View more info

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George Grove 1820-1900: A Biography

By: YOUNG, Percy M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan London Limited, 1980

Edition: First Edition


A biography of the multi-talented engineer, lexicographer, educator and author who is perhaps best known for his Dictionary of Music and Musicians, versions of which are still being published. Includes a section of black & white photos. --- In full brown textured paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Jacket features a portrait of the bewhiskered Mr. Grove. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with very slight creasing to edges; else in... View more info

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Gilbert and Sullivan Song Book

By: HYATT, Malcolm; FABELL, Walter (selections); SHANNON, Irene (arrangements)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1955


Formerly property of a library. With music and lyrics; along with illustrations by Margaret Ayer. With red cloth spine and illustrated paper-covered hardcovers; jacket in library-style permanent Brodart cover. --- Volume is firm, but with soiling, small tears, and dampstains. Front free endpaper torn out. Jacket & cover are very chafed; but functional. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 64 pages View more info

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Liederfibel Kinderlieder

By: GRUEGER, Heribert (music); GRUEGER, Johannes (illustrations)

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Breslau, Ostdeutsch Verlagsanstalt (East German Publishing House),


Children's music primer in German language. Tape-repaired book is missing pages 1-8, remaining 26 pages present. Includes music on verso (on left) with charming, colorful artwork related to the songs on facing/recto pages (on right). Bears young child's scribblings with crayon on some pages. All words in German, and in Sütterlin typeface. Missing title page, thus no date, but likely published c.1927; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 26 pages View more info

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My Life and Music

By: SCHNABEL, Artur

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1961

Edition: First Edition


A first edition of the great concert pianist and composer's autobiography. Edited and with an introduction by Edward Crankshaw. In full blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Frontis portrait of the subject, repeated on jacket cover. --- With prior owner's signature to front paste-down, otherwise a clean, bright copy. Dust jacket bears original 30/- Net flap price, with tears and curling along edges and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9&... View more info

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The Golden Age of Opera

By: TUGGLE, Robert (text); MISHKIN, Herman (photography)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983

Edition: First Edition


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A celebration of the very best of the art of opera. With over 200 duotone photos of some of the principal singers of the era by Herman Mishkin. With a foreword by Anthony A. Bliss. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with a striking Mishkin portrait on the cover. --- With an inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm... View more info

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The New Kobbé's Opera Book

By: KOBBÉ; Gustave; The Earl of Harewood (editor and revisor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1976


A modern revision of Gustave Kobbé's monumental guide to opera, revised and edited by The Earl of Harewood. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards, with descriptions and musical notations throughout. --- With minor corner bumps and a little sunning to cloth, gift inscription to half title page; otherwise a sound, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with severe damage (back flap has torn away but is present) and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xi... View more info

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The Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

By: GILBERT, W. S.; SULLIVAN, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Book League of America, 1941


12 of the much-admired comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, in a nice reprint edition. Includes "H.M.S. Pinafore", "The Pirates of Penzance", "The Mikado" and others. With line drawings scattered throughout by Mr. Gilbert. --- In navy flexible leatherette covers, silver-stamped titling and decorations on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with minor rubbing & creasing to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 504 pages View more info

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The Victrola Book of the Opera: Fifth Revised Edition

By: ROUS, Samuel Holland

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Camden, New Jersey,, Victor Talking Machine Company, 1919


A quaint artifact from the early 20th century, in which most of the leading operas are summarized, with photos of actors/singers and sets throughout. With a series of photos of the world's leading opera houses at the time, and an index. --- Published on glossy papers in full blue cloth-covered boards. Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Top edge gilt. --- Front cover is loose (but attached), with chafing to edges and sunned covers (especially at spin... View more info

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The Wonderful World of Music

By: BRITTEN, Benjamin; HOLST, Imogen

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Books, 1958


A pictorial history of the development of music by the noted composer Benjamin Britten and the daughter of noted composer Gustav Holst, Imogen Holst. With color and black & white illustrations and photos throughout. --- In pictorial boards (repeated on jacket). With small tears and edgewear to covers, as well as a rubberstamping to front free endpaper by prior owner, otherwise a sound copy. Fair only dust jacket with considerable chipping, creasing and small tears along ... View more info