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The Literary Lorgnette : Attending Operia in Imperial Russia

By Buckler, Julie A.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dust jacket. 294 p. w/ illus., notes, bibliography, index. A study of the relationship between opera and literature at the Golden Age of opera in Russia, 1840s thru the 1880s.


The Metallurgy of 17th and 18th Century Music Wire. The Historical Harpsichord Volume Two. A monograph series in honor of Frank Hubbard

By Goodway, Martha and Schott, Howard with contributions from others

Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. xii, 142 p. w/ b&w illus., figures, tables, footnotes, index. A detailed study of the creation of metal wire used in string instruments during the time frame mentioned in the title.


The Historical Harpsichord Volume One. A monograph series in honor of Frank Hubbard

By Schott, Howard

Pendragon Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. xii, 125 p. w/ b&w illus.A few long articles here, but by far the longest details the surviving instruments from the Blanchet workshop. Includes a short biographical article on Frank Hubbard.


Busoni and the Piano : the Works, the Writings, and the Recordings. Contributions ot the Study of Music and Dance 7

By Sitsky, Larry

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 409 p. w/ illus., musical notation, tables, appendix, catalogue, bibliography, index of works, and general index. An extensive survey of Busoni's (1866 - 1924) extensive work.


The Bagpipe in History and Anecdote

By Lawrance, Robert Murdoch F.S.A. Scot.

Aberdeen: William Smith and Sons / The Bon-Accord Press, 1928. Limited, signed edition. 43 of only 50. . Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good without dust jacket. Squarish thin octavo ( standard size). Ex-library with call number written on spine, and stamp of library with gift bookplate on pastedown. Pocket with original card and library rules on last free endpaper. Some wear and fraying at corners, head and heel of spine. Some foxing on endpapers. 100 p. w/ frontis and 5 illus. An uncommon and entertaining work on the Scottish Highland bagpipes, covering pipers, events, stories, and more. Photos available on request.


Ballads and Songs Collected by the Missouri Folk-Lore Society

By Belden, H. M. editor. foreowrd by Edward Weatherly

Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Studies, 1955. Second edition. Oversized Softcover. Good. Thick quarto (slightly oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. A bit more wear to spine, with a small damp stain at head. 532 p. w/ bars of music, lyrics, appendix, index. Over 280 songs with brief provenance entries for each one, some with much greater discussion. The primary difference between the first edition of 1940 and this edition is the foreword by Weaterhly, with very few corrections drawn from notes in Belden's own copy of the first edition.


The Blues: A Bibliographic Guide.

By Hart, Mary L.; Brenda M. Eagles; and Lisa N. Howorth. Introduction by William Ferris.

New York, NY: Garland Publishing , 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in blue cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with slight scuffing to covers. Rear pastedown endpaper was not properly glued down and has fold on upper corner. Light smudge on fore-edges of pages. 636 pages with indices. An excellent reference work for material on the Blues.


Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute, and Theorbo

By North, Nigel

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. First edition, second printing. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Quarto (oversize). Slight wear to edges of boards. Slight scuffing to covers. Name and address of former owner stamped twice on first pastedown. 305 p. w/ select bibliography, notes, appendix.. with many musical examples. An excellent work on these instruments, focusing on 17th & early 18th c. music.


Bach's World

By Chiapusso, Jan

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards. Dj has wear along edges with some small tears and nicks with scuffing and some foxing to covers. Light foxing to upper edges of pages with faint blue mark on fore-edges. 338 pages with illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, and index. A look at the intellectual currents during the era of Johann Sebastian Bach.


The Red Shoes Ballet : A Critical Study

By Gibbon, Mark

London: Saturn Press, 1948. Third edition. Hardcover. Good in Fair dust jacket. Quarto-sized. Wear to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj is worn and has many tears and much chipping along edges with an inch high chip missing from heel of spine. Dj is browned along spine and scuffed on covers. 95 pages with illustrations and some footnotes.


A Jussi Bjorling Phonography : A Comprehensive List of All types of Recordings

By Henrysson, Harald, and Jack W. Porter

Stockholm: Svenskt Musikhistoriskt Arkiv, 1984. First edition. Softcover in stiff orange wraps. Very Good in Wraps. Light wear and minor rubbing to edges of covers with minor curling on lower corners of front cover. Light scuffing to covers with light reddish marks on upper edges of front and back covers. Staplebound errata and addenda laid in. 269 pages with indices.


St. Francis of Assisi (Little Flowers). Oratorio in a Prologue and Two Parts. Poem by Gabriel Nigond, English version by Claude Aveling. Composed for Soli and Choruses of Men, Women, and Children with Orchestra by Gabriel Pierne

By Pierne, Gabriel

New York, NY: G. Schirmer, No date. First edition. Hardcover in green cloth library binding. Good without dust jacket. Quarto-sized. Ex-library with many of the marks, stamps, and flaws associated with that condition including call number tag on spine and stamps on endpapers. Wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and some light scuffing to covers with white mark on fore-edges of front cover. Page edges are browned. 231 pages.


Orgel und Orgelmusik Heute : Versuch einer Analyse. Bericht über das Erste Colloquium der Walcker-Stiftung für Orgelwissenschaftliche Forschung 25.-27. Januar 1968 auf dem Thurner im Schwarzwald

By Eggebrecht, Hans Heinrich, editor, with Klaus-Jurgen Sachs and Christoph Stroux

Stuttgart: Musikwissenschaftliche Verlags-Gesellschaft mbH, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Good octavo hardcover in orange library binding without dust jacket. Ex-library with many of the marks, flaws, and stamps associated with that condition including call number on spine, many stamps on front endpapers, and due date paper on rear free endpaper. Minor wear to edges of covers with some scuffing. Pencil underlining on title page. 203 pages with notes. Text of this work is in German. Includes both schoarly essays and the discussions that followed, covering organ music from the Middle Ages to the Sixties.


Caruso on Records : Pitch, Speed, Comments.

By Favia-Artsay, Aida

Valhalla, NY: Historic Record, 1965.. Hardcover. Very Good in Chipped and Torn dust jacket. First edition. Good octavo hardcover in green cloth with poor illustrated dust jacket. Embossed profile of Caruso on front board. Slight wear to edges and corners. Heavy suffing and rubbing to boards. Spine lettering slightly faded. Dj has a large hole and a much smaller one in the middle of he back cover, as well as scuffing on both front and back. 218 p. w/mausical notations and 2 Caruso Stroboscopes (60 cps and 50 cps) laid in, with spots on back where they had once been lightly glued into the book. A scarce, classic critical study and discography of Caruso by a noted scholar.


Music for Silent Films, 1894-1929: A Guide.

By Anderson, Gillian B., compiler. Foreword by Eileen Bowser.

Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto-sized hardcover in black cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with minor bumping to head and heel of spine. Tear in binding in gutter of spine on lower edge of back cover near heel of spine. Boards are slightly bowed. Errata sheet taped to front pastedown endpaper. Page edges are lightly browned. 182 pages with illustrations, 6 appendices (1. microfilm contents and reel numbers-Library of Congress, 2. microfilm and reel numbers-Museum of Modern Art Collection, 3. film scores in the Arthur Kleiner Collection, 4. cue sheets for silent films at the George Eastman House, 5. silent film scores at the New York Public Library music Division, 6. silent film scores at the Federation Internationale des Archives du Film), bibliography, and index.