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The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments

By: BAINES, Anthony

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1992

Stock No.: 81816


Acoustic musical instruments from around the world are described in this encylopedic work. With over 300 black & white photos and drawings. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with image of instruments on cover. --- A clean, unmarked, bright copy but with a pronounced bump to top cover corner. Dust jacket in excellent condition.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xii, 404 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

Stock No.: 74238


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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World Music: The Rough Guide

By: BROUGHTON, Simon; ELLINGHAM, Mark; MUDDYMAN, Dave; TRILLO, Richard (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rough Guides, Ltd.: 1994

Stock No.: 80163


Detailed coverage of the music of seventy different countries and regions. With feature articles and interviews, accompanied by lots of black and white photos. --- A hefty perfect bound softcover with faint discoloration to back cover, else a clean, sound, sturdy copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 720 pages View more info

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The Life and Works of Beethoven (Modern Library #241.2)

By: BURK, John N.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1965]

Stock No.: 81478


This Modern Library edition includes both a biography of the great German composer, as well as a section offering a brief description, (including some musical notations), of most of his major works. With index of names to be found in this volume. --- In Toledano spine 11 / rust cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style l / verso blank. Likely published c.1965 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML ... View more info

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A General History of Music: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (1789) Volume the Second only (of two volume set)

By: BURNEY, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 81814


A modern reprint of this famous work, in which the history of music is explored. Volume II only (of a 2-volume set). This history first published in 1776, with a revision in 1789 and another in 1935 by Frank Mercer. This undated Dover edition contains the unabridged Mercer version. Possible date of publication c.1970s. With hundreds of musical notations and a frontis image by Charles Loraine Smith entitled "A Sunday Concert at Dr. Burney's, 1782". --- In rust cl... View more info

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Early English Ballads (No. 96, Maynard's English Classics Series)

By: CLARK, J. Scott (introduction and notes)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill & Co.: 1892

Stock No.: 80918


A selection of five traditional English ballads. Includes "Twa Corbies", "Robin Hood", "Sir Patrick Spens", "Chevy Chase" and "Not-Brown Mayd". Lyrics provided, but without musical notations. With introduction and explanatory notes by J. Scott Clark. Entry no. 96 in publisher's "Maynard's English Classics Series". --- In beige stapled wraps. Volume with numerous penciled notations & tear to cover; otherwise a sound copy.; 1... 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

Stock No.: 75641


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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Brockhaus Riemann Musiklexikon (5-volume Music Dictionary set in German Language)

By: DAHLHAUS, Carl; EGGEBRECHT, Hans Heinrich (editors)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Mainz/München, Schott/Piper: 1989

Stock No.: 80362


A German-language dictionary of musical terms in five volumes including composers, performers and other topics related to music. Volume 5 is a supplementary volume with biographical details about notable musical people. Edited by Carl Dahlhaus and Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. --- Softcover books in tan covers, all housed in shared cardboard slipcase. --- A clean, bright, newish set lacking obvious damages.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; 359, 349, 358, 381, 123 pages View more info

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Wagner and Nietzsche

By: FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, The Seabury Press: 1976

Stock No.: 80143


In this English language "duo-biography", the author tells the story of the short-lived but intense friendship between composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. --- In textured brown paper-covered boards with black spine titling. Jacket bears illustrations of the two subjects on the front, portrait of the author on the back. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Tape-repaire... View more info

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Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

By: FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Fromm International Publishing Corporation: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80189


Stated First U.S. Edition. The memoirs of the great German opera singer, who (per the jacket flap) was ". . .the most recorded vocal artist of all time. . . " Translated by Ruth Hein. With a section of black and white plates at mid-volume. Indexed. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features portraits of the author on both front and back. --- A clean, firm copy but with a whiff of sunning to cloth edges. Unclipped jacke... View more info

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Fachwörterbuch der Musik: 5000 Stichworte, 220 Notenbeispiele, 250 Illustrationen [German-language musical dictionary]

By: GERICK, Herbert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: München, Keysersche Verlagsbuchhandlung: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 81808


A German-language illustrated dictionary of musical terms. With 220 musical notations and 250 black & white illustrations. Undated, possibly published c.1970s. --- In black cloth-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with drawings of instruments on cover. --- A clean, unmarked copy but with some tanning to leaves. Dust jacket with light rubbing, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 214 pages View more info

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The Bab Ballads: With Which Are Included Songs of a Savoyard

By: GILBERT, W. S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1906

Stock No.: 81976


Stated sixth edition of the author's collection of humorous ballads and songs. Most of these ditties first appeared in the weekly humor magazine "Fun" in the late 1800s. With 250 amusing illustrations in black & white by the author and a brief author's note. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert is probably best known for his partnership with Arthur Sullivan and their comic Gilbert & Sullivan opera creations. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped Gilbe... 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

Stock No.: 78226


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 Deserted Village and Other Poems (No. 6, Maynard's English Classics Series)

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill & Co.: 1898

Stock No.: 80920


A selection of poems by Oliver Goldsmith, perhaps best known for his novel, "The Vicar of Wakefield". With unattributed biographical sketch and explanatory notes and black & white portrait of Goldsmith. Entry no. 6 in publisher's "Maynard's English Classics Series". --- In beige stapled wraps. Volume with numerous penciled notations; otherwise a sound copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites

By: GRABBE, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Stock No.: 80224


A compact volume presenting a brief sketch of the composer and tidbits about the writing of 100 cherished symphonic works, each with a Guide to Listening. Indexed. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. No particular edition number was observed. --- With a whitish discolored spot and prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a sound, clean copy.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); xx, 300 pages View more info

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Liederfibel Kinderlieder

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

Price: $19.00

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

Stock No.: 74782


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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Larousse Encyclopedia of Music

By: HINDLEY, Geoffrey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1974

Stock No.: 80195


A later printing of this hefty, comprehensive guide to the history of the music of the world. With black and white illustrations throughout, as well as many in full color. --- In white textured paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Renaissance-era illustrations on front and back. --- With a little discoloration to covers, smudge to verso of front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, firm copy. Jacket with a little creasing to edges, else bright... View more info

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Encyclopedia of Music in Canada

By: HINDLEY, Geoffrey (editor)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1982

Stock No.: 80193


Third printing of this hefty, oversize encyclopedic compendium of all things related to Canadian music. With black and white photos thoughout. --- In bright red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with photo of multiple musical instruments on cover. --- With inked gift inscription to title page, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy lacking additional damages. Bright jacket with a small tear and a little crumpling to edges, otherwise intact. ... View more info

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Wagner Nights: An American History

By: HOROWITZ, Joseph

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80146


First printing. In this work, the author traces the powerful influence of Richard Wagner's music in America, and tells of his principal proponent, conductor Anton Seidl of New York. Includes a section of black and white photos. An entry in the publisher's California Studies in 19th-Century Music series. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with red spine titling. Jacket bears an image of Brighton Beach on Coney Island on the front cover. --- A clean, stu... 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

Stock No.: 76130


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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The Glory of Opera

By: JEFFERSON, Alan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York/Exeter, England, G. P. Putnam's Sons/Webb & Bower Limited: 1976

Stock No.: 79450


Some of the high spots and historical productions of the art of opera are presented in this American edition of a work first published in the U.K. A large section is devoted to the world's greatest singers and operas. With black & white and color photos and drawings throughout. Indexed. --- In full burgundy cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with a wrap-around color photo of "La Gioconda" being performed in Verona. --- With a touch of ... 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

Stock No.: 79251


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 New Grove Modern Masters: Bartok, Stravinsky, Hindemith (The Composer Biography Series)

By: LAMPERT, Vera et al.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1984

Stock No.: 80190


A U.S. edition of biographies of notable composers Béla Bartók (by Laszlo Somfai and Vera Lampert), Igor Stravinsky (by Eric Walter White and Jeremy Noble) and Paul Hindemuth (by Ian Kemp). An entry in the The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians series, edited and with a preface, by Stanley Sadie. Includes numerous b&w photos, musical notations and listings of the works of the musicicans profiled here. --- In textured navy paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamp... View more info

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The Masque of Comus the Poem by John Milton -and- The Airs by Henry Lawes

By: MILTON, John; LAWES, Henry

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: [c.1950s]

Stock No.: 81923


The famous poem/entertainment by the eminent English poet, John Milton (1608-1674) is presented here in a deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition in slipcase. Includes a preface by Mark Van Doren. With watercolor illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Also presented are the Airs of the Songs by Henry Lawes, with his version of the words (and with musical notations) and a preface by Hubert Foss. --- Presented in a deluxe binding with blue/red/gold marbled endpapers backed in black ... 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

Stock No.: 79204


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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Neue Musikgeschichte der Welt [New Music History of the World in German language]

By: PAHLEN, Kurt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Zürich, Orell Füssli Verlag: 1978

Stock No.: 81809


A hefty German-language illustrated history of world music. With 262 black & white illustrations. --- In light brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color photo of an operatic scene on cover. --- A clean, bright, newish copy. Jacket with a hint of spine sunning, otherwise very nice. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 624 pages View more info

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Geschichte der Musik [History of Music in German language]

By: RENNER, Hans

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt: 1985

Stock No.: 81810


A hefty German-language illustrated history of music. With 186 illustrations in text, 103 musical notations and 119 additional illustrations on plates. --- In dark brown cloth-covered boards with white titling on brown spine block. Jacket with color painting of a musical scene on cover. --- A clean, bright, newish copy. Bright jacket with slight rubbing, otherwise very nice. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Tall Oct... 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

Stock No.: 76971


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 Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music

By: SADIE, Stanley; LATHAM, Alison (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co Inc: 1988

Stock No.: 81815


A wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to music. With 10,000 entries on composers, instruments, terms, performers, institutions, major works and other aspects of musicology. --- This hefty work in navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with images of instruments and music. --- A clean, unmarked, bright copy. Price-clipped dust jacket in excellent condition. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.... View more info

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Music: The Definitive Visual History

By: SUMMERS, David; O'ROURKE-JONES, Ruth (project editors)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, DK Publishing: 2013

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80192


Stated First U.S. edition. In this hefty, oversize work, the history of music is traced in pictures. With many dozens of paintings, photos, drawings, charts and other visuals; presented alongside text describing the individuals and genres of music from early man through the 21st Century. This work published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards and in pictorial jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking obvious damage... View more info

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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples

By: TITON, Jeff Todd (general editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80144


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A scholarly examination of worldwide ethnomusicology, with a focus on peoples of North America, Africa, Europe and India, and accompanied by many black and white photos. --- In textured burgundy paper-covered boards with gilt spine titling. Jacket bears portrait of a man wearing headphones on cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy. Jacket with a hint of yellowing to edges, is otherwise bright and u... View more info

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Some of These Days: The Autobiography of Sophie Tucker

By: TUCKER, Sophie; GILES, Dorothy

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Sophie Tucker: [c.1953]

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 81882


An apparently self-published edition of Sophie Tucker's autobiography, first published in 1945. Miss Tucker, born of Ukrainian parents, grew up in Hartford, Connecticut and became a renowned star of vaudeville, stage and radio with her humorous songs and on-stage comedy. The title is borrowed from a hit song she recorded in 1926. Signed and inscribed by the author opposite the title page, dated April 1, 1953. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with red spine titling ... 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

Stock No.: 79451


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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George Grove 1820-1900: A Biography

By: YOUNG, Percy M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan London Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78923


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