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Book #2269
The Illustrated History of the Guitar First edition 1970. 215pp, colour & b/w illustrations. Dust jacket: very tatty the spine repaired with cello-tape. Book: light shelf wear to spine and corners, sunned in places, contents clean £20.00
Book #2268
The Guitar and Mandolin
Biographies of Celebrated Players and Composers
Reprint of second edition with new Preface 1972. 388pp, b/w illustrations. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Boards and corners lightly scuffed, spine a little sunned with shelf wear to top and bottom. Binding tight, contents clean.
Book #2249
Catalogue of The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments
in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
2nd printing 1970. London Oxford University Press. 54pp plus b/w plates of 44 instruments. Dust jacket worn at edges and spine, minor foxing, binding tight.
Book #2259
The Ancient Music of Ireland dedicated by permission to Her Majesty The Queen 1st edition, Dublin 1840. Arranged for the piano forte. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Irish Harp and Harpers, including an account of the Old Melodies (150) of Ireland. 100 + xi + 109pp, small line drawings and vignettes in b/w. Hardback, half green leather & gilt. Corners bumped & leather worn and scuffed in places. Italian end papers; front end papers detached, light foxing throughout. Contents good and clean. After publishing a first volume (1798) and a second volume (1809) Bunting issued his third collection of The Ancient Music of Ireland in 1840. With this final volume Bunting hoped to promote the antiquity not only of the Irish music he had collected, but also of the Irish harp. He also wished to provide "the remaining airs of the collection arranged in true harp style."
Book #2122
C G Glier & Sohn Markneukirchen (Sajonia) fundada en 1830 Lista Especial de Cuerdas de toda clase Cyrano Cuerdas 1932. Spanish version of Glier's trade catalogue of asseccories for bowed- and plucked string (1932). 32pp, monochrome illustrations. Spanish text. Small stain on front paper cover, slightly discoloured with age. Back cover lightly crinkled & with light red markings on the outer edge. Contents bright and clean. £10.00 (Paper)
Book #1402
Musical Instruments in the 1851 Exhibition 1986. Edited by P. & A. Mactaggart. 109pp, line drawings. £18.00 (Paper)
Book #1414
Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart der 3.ubereinstimmende Auflage, 1922. Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt.,
2 volumes. Volume I. 422pp. plus 98pp. b/w plates, 147 b/w ill. in text. Volume 2: 670pp. including 83pp. facsimiles of makers marks & labels. German text.
Vol 1: small area of damage to front board, corners & edge of spine bumped, light foxing, cut edges darkened, front fly-leaf missing.
Vol 2: small area of damage to front board, spine scuffed and 2 short tears in the leather at top edge, cracked on spine, front fly-leafs detached & creased on lower edge, a little foxing, cut edges darkened
Book #1173
Instruments et Musique Instrumentale
Textes reunis et presents par Helene Charnasse avec la collaboration de Laurence Helleu
1986. 251pp. 24 b/w plates, music examples in text. French text. Out of print. Covers slightly darkened with light shelf wear, contents fine.
£20.00 (Paper)
Book #2116
Katalog uber Zupfinstrumente: Mandolinen Guitarren Lauten Banjos Ukuleles Balalaikas Zithern Zubehor G.A. Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen Sachsen c.1925. Trade catalogue. 35pp, b/w illustrations, German text. Lightly darkened at the edges of covers, very good copy. £25.00 (Paper)
PTUJ Slovenia
Book #1504
Glasbila na Ptujskem Gradu; Instrumentarij Salonov ter Mescanskih in Plemiskih Kapel 1994. Catalogue by D. Koter. 113pp, 6 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations, Slovenian text £10.00 (Paper)
Book #2265
Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente bei der Staatlichen Hochschule fur Musik zu Berlin.
Beschreibender Katalog
Im Verlag von Julius Bard Berlin 1922. VI + 383pp (text) + 50pp (b/w plates). Rebound, brown linen boards with gilt lettering on spine. Small private library? paper label on spine. Corners lightly bumped. German text. A rare book
Book #2311
The Guitar from the Renaissance to the Present Day 1974 Readers Union Group by arrangement with B T Batsford Ltd. 168pp, b/w illustrations, music examples in text. Slight shelve wear to wrappers, name of former owner in ink on the fly leaf. Very good copy. £25.00
Book #2251
The Early Guitar
A History and Handbook
1980 Oxford University Press, Early Music Series 4. 176pp, b/w illustrations & music examples in text.
Well used copy with worn covers and heavily annotated in pencil. Discoloured cut edges, a little foxing.
£20.00 (Paper)
Vermillion (SD) USA
Book #1700
Beethoven & Berlioz Paris & Vienna
Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789 - 1848
Catalogue National Music Museum, September 12 - November 2, 2003.
Andr� P. Larson, Ph. D. / John Koster, A. B.
87pp., beautifully illustrated with colour plates.
£20.00 (Paper)
Book #1408
Patents for Inventions: Abridgements of Specifications relating to Music & Musical Instruments, A.D. 1694-1866 1984 Facsimile of 1871 Edition. 520pp. with abridgements of all 740 English patents issued before 1867. £27.00

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