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Or The Peer and the Peri. Red cloth covers with gilt titles and decorative gilt border to front cover. 8 colour plates. 50 pages. 9.5 x 7.25". A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Covers slightly grubby with some darkening. Small bump to lower edge of front cover. One hinge cracked. Small pen mark to rear endpaper. Some light browning and an odd fox spot. A couple of corner tips creased. All plates present.
Peach covers. Colour plates. Spine worn and split along front edge (but not detached). Covers are a little grubby. Corners slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. Some light fingermarks to page margins. Dustwrapper has loss to spine and corners, it torn and a bit grubby.
Blue cloth, dark blue titles and white vignette of ship to front. Blue pictorial endpapers. 16 colour plates with paper guards, b/w text illustrations. All edges blue. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine is browned. Damp mottle marks to covers plus a few grubby marks. Nameplate to front endpaper. Couple of plates are detached at top but still firmly attached at bottom. A few grubby marks but contents generally clean.
From Mozart to Mascagni their plots history and music. Red imitation leather covers with gilt titles and vignettes. 287 pages. 24 colour plates. Some slight rubbing to cover edges. Prize plate to front pastedown. Gilt school stamp (attractive) to front cover. Light page browning to endpapers.
The life of Gustav Mahler, sometimes depicted as something of a musical colossus with one foot placed firmly in the romanticism of the 19th century and the other tentatively trying to find a footing in the 20th. He more than anyone else, was responsible for sowing the seeds of 20th century music. Red boards, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis. xi and 428 pages including index. ISBN: 9780956169501. A fine copy
Its History Told Through the Lives and Works of its Foremost Composers. From 16th century polyphonic beginnings to 20th century concrete music, this book presents an account of the full range of orchestral music. Mainstreams of Music Volume Two. Red boards, gilt title and decoration. B/w photos. ISBN: 0531026191. Faint ink stamp to front endpaper and rear pastedown. Wrapper rubbed at corners with a couple of closed tears and a small chip at top of spine. Contents fine.