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1 (Anonymous) "THE POLICE / GHOST IN THE MACHINE / TOUR '81-'82 / OFFICIAL PROGRAM"
(1981). (1981). Good 
(1981).. (1981).. Good. - Quarto, 12 inches high by 9 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled black wraps. 12 pages, profusely illustrated throughout in color and black & white. There are several pinholes through the 4 corners of the program. Good.

Includes an essay entitled "The Police and the 'Golden Age of Saturn'" and playful biographies of Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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2 (Anonymous) THE VICTOR BOOK OF THE OPERA: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three Hundred Illustrations & Descriptions of Seven Hundred Victor Opera Records
Camden, NJ: Victor Talking Machine Co., (1912). (1912). Fair 
Camden, NJ: Victor Talking Machine Co., (1912).. (1912).. Fair. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the front cover & spine. The covers are bumped. The spine is faded with the head & tail chipped. 375 pages. The hinges are cracked. The edges of the pastedowns & endpapers are faded & the front endpaper is detached with a small piece out of the bottom corner. There is an owner's faded name & address on the flyleaf & the bottom corners of the first few leaves are creased. There is a small tear to the top edge of the title page. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Good.

The first book in this series. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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3 (Arkatov, James). Rich, Alan MASTERS OF MUSIC: Great Artists at Work. Photographs by James Arkatov. Text by Alan Rich. Foreword by Isaac Stern. Preface by Nicolas Slonimsky
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, (1990). (1990). Very good 
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, (1990).. (1990).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly rubbed with a small, light stain to the rear cover. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with the top edges of the flaps darkened & the rear flap slightly chipped. 200 pages. Profuse black- and-white photographic illustrations. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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4 (Arnould, Sophie). (Lalauze, Adolphe). Douglas, Robert B SOPHIE ARNOULD: ACTRESS AND WIT
Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898. 1898. Good 
Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898.. 1898.. Good. - Large octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are bumped. x, [ii] & 272 pages plus 4-page publisher's ad, partially unopened. lllustrated with 7 copperplate engravings by Adolphe Lalauze. The book is cracked at page 64. The bottom corners of the last 60 pages are creased. The plates are somewhat darkened as a result of contact with their tissue guards. Good.

Limited edition of 500 copies. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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5 (Atthill, Catherine; Elphick, Judith; Fitton, Mary; et al; translators) THE SIMON AND SCHUSTER BOOK OF THE OPERA: A Complete Reference Guide -- 1597 to the Present
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1978). (1978). Very good 
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1978).. (1978).. Very good. - Quarto [10-5/8 inches high by 8 inches wide], cloth, in a dust wrapper. 512 pages, printed in double columns. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine.

First American edition, translated from an Italian edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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6 (Bach, J. S.). Schweitzer, Albert. J. S. BACH. 2 volumes.
London: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1911. 1911. Good 
London: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1911.. 1911.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The bindings are bumped with the spines & extremities darkened. There are tears to the heads & tails of the spines & the wraps of Vol. I are nearly detached. xiv & 428 pages; and v & 500 pages. Illustrated with music staves. The contents are very good. Good only.

First edition in English.

With a preface by C. M. Widor. English translation by Ernest Newman. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD

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7 (Bach, Johann Sebastian; Handel, Georg Freidrich). Davison, Archibald T BACH AND HANDEL: The Consummation of the Baroque in Music
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1951. 1951. Fine 
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1951.. 1951.. Fine. - Octavo, cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The dust jacket is very lightly soiled with its spine darkened & with a pencil notation on the rear panel. vii, [1] leaf & 77 pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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8 (Barbirolli, John). Reid, Charles JOHN BARBIROLLI: A Biography
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1971). (1971). 0800844084 / 9780800844080 Very good 
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & somewhat darkened with some foxing. xvii & 446 pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece & full-page black-and-white illustrations. There is some light staining to the bottom edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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9 (Bartok, Bela). Bonis, Ferenc, BELA BARTOK: His Life in Pictures and Documents
[Budapest]: Corvina Kiado, (1981). (1981). Very good 
[Budapest]: Corvina Kiado, (1981).. (1981).. Very good. - Quarto [11-3/8 inches high by 8-1/8 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & there is a short tear to the top edge of its front panel. 288 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, including facsimiles. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

Special edition for the Bartok Centenary. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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10 (Bartok, Bela). Milne, Hamish BARTOK: HIS LIFE AND TIMES
Tunbridge Wells, U.K.: Midas Books / NY: Hippocrene Books, (1982). (1982). Very good 
Tunbridge Wells, U.K.: Midas Books / NY: Hippocrene Books, (1982).. (1982).. Very good. - Small quarto, cloth, in dw. The covers are bumped & lightly rubbed with a crease to the bottom edge of the front cover. 112 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Very good.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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11 (Beecham, Sir Thomas). Gray, Michael BEECHAM: A CENTENARY DISCOGRAPHY
New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., (1979). (1979). 0841905827 / 9780841905825 Very good 
New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., (1979).. (1979).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is lightly rubbed. xiv & 129 pages. Near fine.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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THE MUSICAL CARCANET: A Choice Collection of the Most Admired Popular Songs, Arranged for the Voice, Flute, and Violin., (Beethoven).
12 (Beethoven). THE MUSICAL CARCANET: A Choice Collection of the Most Admired Popular Songs, Arranged for the Voice, Flute, and Violin.
New York: Published by Collins & Hannay; Sleight and Robinson, Printers, 1832. 1832. Fair 
- Octavo, green cloth. The front cover is detached and the covers are heavily stained and rubbed with wear to the corners and edges. The spine is chipped with several pieces missing. 144 pages, with lyrics and music. The darkened pages are soiled with occasional stains and scattered foxing throughout. An early owner's name is penned at the top of the title page. A complete copy.

RARE.

Includes "I Pity and Forgive: The last words of Simon Bolivar. Music by Beethoven - Words by S. Woodworth". 
Price: 375.00 USD

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13 (Beethoven, Ludwig van) THE RECORDINGS OF BEETHOVEN / As Viewed by the Critics of High Fidelity
Great Barrington, MA: The Wyeth Press, (1971). (1971). Good 
Great Barrington, MA: The Wyeth Press, (1971).. (1971).. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is very lightly bumped with the spine & extremities faded. The dust jacket is rubbed with the head of its spine chipped & with a crease to the rear fold. [vii], 173 & [11] pages. The fore-edge is slightly foxed. Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). Graeme, Elliott BEETHOVEN; A MEMOIR. With an Introductory Essay by Dr. Ferdinand Hiller. Third Edition
London: Charles Griffin and Company, 1887. 1887. Good 
London: Charles Griffin and Company, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt & black & vignettes of a lyre in gilt on the front cover & spine. All the edges are gilt. The covers are bumped & lightly rubbed. The spine is slightly faded with the head & tail lightly chipped. xxi & 190 pages. Illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard & decorative head- & tail-pieces. The front hinge is cracked. The front endpaper is lacking & the frontispiece & half-title are detached with an owner's inscription on the verso of the frontispiece & its front edge roughed. The page edges are darkened. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). Hopkins, Antony THE NINE SYMPHONIES OF BEETHOVEN
London, U.K.: Heinemann / Seattle, WA: University of Washington, (1981). (1981). 0295958235 / 9780295958231 Very good 
London, U.K.: Heinemann / Seattle, WA: University of Washington, (1981).. (1981).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. [vi] & 290 pages. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. There is light staining to the fore-edge. Illustrated with music staves. Very good.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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16 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). Kolodin, Irving THE INTERIOR BEETHOVEN: A Biography of the Music
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. 1975. Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.. 1975.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with the tail of its spine slightly chipped & with spotting to the edges of the rear flap. xv, 341 & xvi pages plus colophon. There is light offsetting & foxing to the pastedowns & endpapers. The fore-edge & bottom edge are foxed & there is occasional very light foxing to the text pages. Illustrated with music staves. Very good.

First edition.

"...A fascinating investigation into...the way in which an artistic impulse grows and matures, often over many years, often without the conscious awareness or attention of the creator himself." [From the dust wrapper copy]. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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17 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). Nettl, Paul BEETHOVEN ENCYCLOPEDIA
NY: Philosophical Library, (1956). (1956). Very good 
NY: Philosophical Library, (1956).. (1956).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in dw. The covers are bumped & the head & tail of the spine are rubbed. The dw is rubbed & very lightly chipped. [viii] & 325 pp. Very good.

This encyclopedia containing entries on every aspect of Beethoven's life and works and includes numerous bibliographical references. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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18 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). Tyson, Alan THE AUTHENTIC ENGLISH EDITIONS OF BEETHOVEN
London: Faber and Faber, (1963). (1963). Fine 
London: Faber and Faber, (1963).. (1963).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth, in dw. Lightly bumpd; dw lightly soiled & somewhat darkened. 152 pp. Small stain to title page, else near fine in a very good dw.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD

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19 (Bells) THE ILLUSTRATED NEW YORK JOURNAL. No. 58. Vol. III. Saturday, August 12, 1854
(New York: P. D. Orvis), 1854. 1854. Good 
(New York: P. D. Orvis), 1854.. 1854.. Good. - Small quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial self-wraps. Pages [123]-138. Black-and-white illustrations. The pages are somewhat toned with light creasing to the corners. There is some staining to pages 126-129. Good.

Among the contents of this issue is an article on the history of bells with an illustration depicting St. Ivan's bell, Moscow. The eight-page Supplement which originally accompanied this number is not included. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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20 (Berlioz, Hector). Hopkinson, Cecil A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE MUSICAL AND LITERARY WORKS OF HECTOR BERLIOZ 1803-1869 / With Histories of the French Music Publishers Concerned / by Cecil Hopkinson. Second Edition Incorporating the Author's Additions and Corrections. Edited by Richard Macnutt with a New Foreword by Alec Hyatt King
Tunbridge Wells, U.K.: Richard Macnutt Ltd, 1980. 1980. 0907180000 / 9780907180005 Fine 
Tunbridge Wells, U.K.: Richard Macnutt Ltd, 1980.. 1980.. Fine. - Tall octavo [11-1/4 inches by 7-3/8 inches wide], dark green boards titled in gilt. The boards are lightly bumped. xix & 230 pages plus a section of black-and-white facsimiles. Also illustrated with a portrait frontispiece. Near fine. 
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