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Schubert; A Symposium

By: Abraham, Gerald (editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Lindsay Drummond Ltd: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010823

Condition: Very Good


Clean copy with gift inscription to ffep. Signs of shelf wear & tear to price-clipped d/w. Part of the Music of the Masters series planned on novel lines, each book consists of a collection of articles discussing various aspects of a composer's work. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Writers' and Artists' Year Book 1968

By: Anon

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1968

Seller ID: 027370

Condition: Very Good


A directory of writers, artists, playwrights, writers for film, radio and television, photographers and composers. Sixty-first year of Issue. 463 pages. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Spine strip has faded slightly. A very good, clean copy. View more info

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Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 1953

By: Anon

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1953

Seller ID: 042151

Condition: Good


1953 edition of this indispensable handbook for writers, artists, playwrights, film-writers, photographers and composers. Tanning to page edges, else a very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has darkened to the spine. 402 pages. View more info

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Lives of the Great Composers Volume 2

By: Bacharach, A. L.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Pelican: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012435

Condition: Reading Copy


Reading copy of this early Penguin No A92. Composers covered include Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt etc. Pages are a little wavy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Concise Dictionary of Music

By: Brooke-Ball, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Tiger Books: 1993

Seller ID: 028700

ISBN: 1855013657

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy in a price-clipped d/w showing slight signs of shelf life. Gift inscription to ffep. Musical terms, major composers, personalities and movements in music laid out in alphabetical order for easy referral. 448 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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A Day with Richard Wagner

By: Byron, May

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 027459

Condition: Good


Part of the 'Days with the Great Composers' series. Good, clean copy with coloured frontispiece. Some darkening to boards and spine. No date. View more info

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The Observer's Book of Music

By: Dinn, Freda

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 061603

Condition: Very Good


Very good, clean hardback in an unclipped jacket which has been internally repaired with tape. Original price 5/-. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Sections on sound, musical instruments, concert programme terms, composers. With numerous illustrations, many of which are in colour. 190 pages including index. Print line 596.754 View more info

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The Observer's Book of Music

By: Dinn, Freda

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 052096

Condition: Good


Good, clean hardback. No jacket. Sections on sound, musical instruments, concert programme terms, composers. With numerous illustrations, many of which are in colour. 190 pages including index. Small squiggle in pen across section of the index page. View more info

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The Musical Workshop

By: Dorian, Frederick

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044810

Condition: Very Good


Charts how the great composers created their music as it traces the process in each musical great from the first inspirational vision of a work to its finished score. Internally clean copy with fore-edges untrimmed and Xmas gift inscription behind front flap. Unclipped d/w shows shelfwear & tear and sunning to spine - 368 pages including b/w plates and index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Bach - His Life and Times

By: Dowley, Tim

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Kent, Midas Books: 1981

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 041173

ISBN: 0859361454

Condition: Very Good


Part of the 'Composers' series. Traces the life of Bach clearly and succinctly carefully noticing the significant stages of his development in his family and his music. Good, clean copy in a price-clipped d/w. Previous owner's name to ffep - 144 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Lure of Music - Picturing the Human Side of Great Composers, with Stories of Their Inspired Creations

By: Downes Olin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York & London, Harper & Brothers: 1922

Seller ID: 015394

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth over board with black lettering and decoration. 361pp. Illustrated throughout with portraits of the great composers. A lovely clean, bright copy in square tight binding. View more info

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Famous Composers

By: Editorial Board

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012047

ISBN: 0356026574

Condition: Very Good


Clean, tight copy in an un-clipped d/w showing some sunning. No.16 in the Macdonald Junior Reference Library. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Beethoven - A Character Study Together with Wagner's Indebtedness to Beethoven

By: Fischer, George Alexander

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046783

Condition: Reading Copy


Covers are a little soiled/mottled and light wear to spine ends, but internally a good clean reading copy. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and gilt top edge. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. Tissue protected frontis of Beethoven. 246 pages including index. View more info

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Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas

By: Freeman, John W.

Price: £19.50

Publisher: London, The Metropolitan Opera Guild: 1984

Seller ID: 029033

ISBN: 0393018881

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, bright hardback copy in price-clipped jacket. Contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas + short biographies of each of the 72 composers represented, and historical background material pertinent to each work. 547 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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An Illustrated Guide to Composers of Opera

By: Gammond, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Salamander Books: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027505

ISBN: 0861010663

Condition: Very Good


A lavishly illustrated reference work describing the lives and major operas of more than 100 famous international composers. Clean, tight hardback in an unclipped d/w - 240 pages including index plus illustrated endpapers. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Operas of Wagner : Their Plots Music and History

By: Hadden, J. Cuthbert

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, T.C. & E.C. Jack:

Seller ID: 024301

Condition: Good


Good, clean copy - 246 pages. Fore and bottom edges rough-cut. Sunning to spine which has a small split. Not dated. Preface dd 1908 and prize bookplate to ffep dd 1931. Contains twenty-four plates in colour. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Folies De Paris : The Rise and Fall of the French Operetta

By: Harding, James

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chappell & Co: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051491

ISBN: 0903443287

Condition: Very Good


Entertaining history of French operetta and the talented and often eccentric composers who made this genre so much their own - including Offenbach, Herve, Messager, and Cuvillier. Clean bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 183 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Brahms - His Life and Times

By: Holmes, Paul

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Southborough, Kent, The Baton Press: 1984

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 041168

ISBN: 0859361462

Condition: Very Good


Part of the 'Composers' series. Charts the troubles life and career of the great German musician. Good, clean copy in a price-clipped d/w. Previous owner's name to ffep - 163 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21

By: Jacob, Gordon

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books: 1950

Seller ID: 021196

Condition: Good


Penguin scores No.9. With a biographical note by W. McNaught and an introduction by Jacob. 104 pages. View more info

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Franz Schubert Und Seine Zeit

By: Kobald Karl

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Zuritch, Amalthea Verlag:

Seller ID: 016216

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Gilt decoration to top edge of front cover has faded (see photo). Internally clean. Includes colour frontis + numerous b&w plates. Light wear to spine ends. Previous owner's details on front end paper. Text in GERMAN. Binding square and tight. A very good, clean copy. 485 pages. View more info