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Yesterday When I Was Young

By: Aznavour, Charles

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6498


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 202+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Less than good/Good. Book in good condition save for pages 73-78 being detached, though present. Spine and borads bumped, block has been handled. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some light shelfwear. Remarkable life of a refugee family's son who became an international singing star. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Aznavour, Paris, Piaf View more info

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Cilla Black Through the Years - My Life in Pictures

By: Barrow, Tony (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12055


Hardback, 26cm x 20cm purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been handled but still bright and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. A celebration of thirty years of success in music and entertainment by Liverpool's own Cilla Black. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Mersey, Blind, Liverpool, Beatles View more info

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Remembering Bix - A Memoir of the Jazz Age

By: Berton, Ralph

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1974

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15855


Hardback, 224mm x 136mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xiii prelims, 428+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book is clean with some wear from handling. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling and an original retailer sticker across the front. First UK edition of excellent biography of ill-fated jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: jazz, cornet, cool View more info

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Whatever you say I am - The life and times of Eminem

By: Bozza, Anthony

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London, Corgi: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14651


Paperback, 195mm x 128mm , 336+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, light wear to edges, spine a little creased, else clean. Softcover edition of 2003 biography of big-selling American rapper. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Mathers, Shady, rap, LP View more info

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Menuhin

By: Burton, Humphrey

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9772


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 559+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Just a few small and light blotches to boards, block a little tanned around edges, likely as produced. Dustwrapper is bumped at base of spine, else clean with minimal wear. Heavyweight biography of a heavyweight figure in 20th century classical music - the child pr... View more info

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A Treatise on the language, Poetry and Music of the Highland Clans with Illustrative Traditions and Anecdotes and Numerous Highland Airs

By: Campbell (Esq.), Donald

Price: £275.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, D.R. Collie & Son.: 1862

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16347


Hardback, 260mm x 161mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 282+20pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read over 150 years, exterior bumped and scuffed around edges, block edges also worn with foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages, tiny retailer sticker "Macpherson & Co. Stornoway" on inner front board. A scholarly presentation of traditional Highland songs and verses... View more info

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Leopold Stokowski - A Profile

By: Chasins, Abram

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1981

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15221


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 313+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, spine creased, some wear and a hint of foxing to block edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. UK edition of biography of a classical music superstar, known as much for his conquests in love as for his orchestral triumphs. Catalogue: M... View more info

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Journals

By: Cobain, Kurt

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16316


Hardback, 276mm x 218mm decorated boards, 280pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, light wear and smudging to block edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has wear from handling, some crinkling to rear and small circular indentations to front. Scans of selected pages from notebooks of the Nirvana singer/songwriter which survived his 1994 suicide, containing the scrawled lyrics, sketches and personal refle... View more info

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Sixty Old-Time Variety Songs

By: Coburn, Charles ; Robey, George

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The News Chronicle:

Seller ID: 14653


Hardback, 281mm x 215mm orange cloth boards, black titles, , 152pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and scuffed with a few smudges, differential fading to endpapers, pages otherwise clean. Undated but surely a 1950s publication, being a second News Chronicle collection of music and lyrics of old music hall songs, introduced by Coburn with an Appreciation by Robey. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: banshee, lassie, Piccadilly, henery This book is unusually heavy or large a... View more info

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Ozzy Unauthorized

By: Crawford, Sue

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16327


Hardback, 236mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 224+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, clean overall with minimal wear. Dustwrappeer is clean with minimal wear. Biography of hell-raising rock singer and pioneer star of "reality" TV. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Birmingham, sabbath, Sharon, Osbourne View more info

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Autobiography

By: Dolin, Anton

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Oldbourne: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9522


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 336+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Less than good. Book is not new and has been read but still tight and clean save for some grubbiness from handling to block edges, also a hint of foxing. Spine bumped with a very light crease. Dustwrapper is worn with some staining and a large tear out of the front at base. Memoirs of a legendary English ballet dancer and choreographer. With 32... View more info

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My First Forty Years

By: Domingo, Placido

Price: £5.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1983

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5817


Hardback, 8vo black card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been read, spine a little bumped, top of block dusty and right edge ragged, but as produced. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with a little shelfwear along top. Memoirs of a superstar tenor. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Domingo, tenor, opera View more info

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Kiri - A biography of Kiri te Kanawa

By: Fingleton, David

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London and Auckland, Collins: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12069


Hardback, 245mm x 169mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Retailer sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Biography of the New Zealand opera star published in the aftermath of her performance at the 1981 Royal Wedding and her subsequent appointment as a Dame. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: opera, Suther... View more info

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Lord of the Dance - My Story

By: Flatley, Michael ; Thompson, Douglas

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5816


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 322pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Autobiography of Irish-American dancer who burst onto the world's stage at Eurovision 1994. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Flatley, Riverdance, Eurovision View more info

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Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah - a New Biography

By: Footman, Tim

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New Malden, Surrey, Chrome Dreams: 2009

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14631


Paperback, 235mm x 144mm , 272+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled but still clean with no creasing or signs of wear. UK biography of the Canadian songwriter-poet covering Cohen's whole life up to his triumphant tour of 2009. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Suzanne, poetry, Jewish, Dylan View more info

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Hollywood, Mayfair and all that Jazz - The Roy Fox story

By: Fox, Roy

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7208


Hardback, 224mm x 141mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 248+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read but basically clean with minimal wear. Top edge of block dusty. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear, spine colour faded. Memoirs of a 20th century trumpet player who flourished at the heart of Hollywood celebrity life. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Fox, trumpet, Hollywood, jazz View more info

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Majesty Hymns

By: Garlock, Frank (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Greenville, SC, Majesty Music: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16326


Hardback, 236mm x 154mm dark blue full leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 672pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Hymnbook has been used, corners bumped, some spotty coloured ink marks to inner front board and endpaper, pages clean overall. 641 hymns of Christian praise with index of first lines, authors. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Jesus, church, praise, hymn View more info

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The Yeomen of the Guard

By: Gilbert, Sir W.S.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3104


Hardback, tall 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vi prelims, 102pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by W. Russell Flint, Charles E. Block. Very Good/Very Good. Dusty pinpoint markings to block edge. Rear of frontispiece slightly stained. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight bumping / chipping to corners and spine else near fine. Facsimlile reprint of the 1929 book of Gilbert and Sullivan's 1888 opera. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Gilbert, Sullivan, Ye... View more info

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The Mikado, or the Town of Titipu

By: Gilbert, Sir W.S.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 14632


Hardback, 242mm x 160mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 96+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by W. Russell Flint, Charles E. Brock. Very Good/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Just a hint of chipping at ends of spine, book otherwise near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little wear at corners. Facsimile reprint of 1928 edition of the book of a popular G&S light opera, with drawings by Brock and eight colour plate i... View more info

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Vocal Score - Trial by Jury

By: Gilbert, W.S. ; Sullivan, Arthur

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chappell & Co.:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 1555


Paperback, 280mm x 216mm cream card covers, red titles, , 72pp. plus advertisments,Very Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Paperback is just a little bumped at ends of spine, else near fine. Impressively clean, given likely age. No date or edition stated but this is surely a facsimile of the original vocal score of Trial by Jury. Inscription dates from 1965 which appears plausible as a publication date. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Gilbert, Sullivan, Jury, Savoy View more info

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Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - Vocal Score

By: Gilbert, W.S. ; Sullivan, Arthur

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chappell & Co.:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 1558


Paperback, 280mm x 219mm cream card covers, red titles, , 138pp. plus advertisments,Very Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Paperback is bright and clean with no curling, creasing or markings. No date or edition stated but this is surely a facsimile of the original vocal score of Princess Ida. Inscription dates from 1963 which appears plausible as a publication date. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Gilbert, Sullivan, Ida, Adamant View more info

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The Quiet Showman - Sir David Webster and The Royal Opera House

By: Haltrecht, Montague

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12032


Hardback, 235mm x 147mm maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 319+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with light wear only. Account of the rise of the Royal Opera House to global prominence in the years 1944-1970 during the tenure of its General Administrator David Webster. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: opera, Sutherland, Guilini, Covent Garden View more info

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Judas Maccabeus - An Oratorio

By: Handel, G.F.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, J. Curwen & Sons.:

Seller ID: 16315


Hardback, 257mm x 172mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 148pp. Good/NoWrapper. Old volume has been handled over years, edges worn and grubby in places, some light foxing and scuffing but score is clean and fit for purpose. Undated but surely a late 19th century "Tonic Sol-fa Edition" of the score for Handel's oratorio of Jewish rebellion and triumph first published in 1746. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Maccabees, Jewish, hallelujah, Jerusalem View more info

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Elton John - The life and music of a legendary performer

By: Heatley, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Godalming, CLB International: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12053


Hardback, 275mm x 220mm decorated boards, 140pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Big and bright hardback is clean with no obvious imperfections. Fully illustrated account of perhaps the most glamorous career in superstar rock 'n' roll. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Dwight, Taupin, watford, gay View more info

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Beating Time

By: Hopkins, Antony

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5815


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is very good apart from a line of green ink along base of block. Pages clean, binding tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled but still bright and clean with little or no wear. Recollections of a great 20th century figure in British music - as conductor, composer and performer. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Hopkins, conductor,... View more info

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Gluck and the birth of modern opera

By: Howard, Patricia

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Barrie and Rockliff: 1963

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 15854


Hardback, 254mm x 160mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 118pp. Good +++/Good. Signed by author. Book is clean with just a little darkening of age, outward bowing at top of boards. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges but with fading also to spine and cover edges. Excelllent account of the achievement of an 18th century composer. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: libretto, ballet, aria, recitative View more info

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Conductors on Conducting

By: Jacobson, Bernard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald & Jane's: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16289


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm brown and dark blue card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 237pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean overall, just a little grubbiness and wear from handling. Transcripts of discussions between eminent music critic Jacobson and great conductors of his age, each concerning the music of an individual composer. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Boult, Mackerras, Bach, Brahms View more info

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Bit of a Blur - the autobiography

By: James, Alex

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16286


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm decorated boards, 274+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Memoir of bass-player of big-selling yet arty Britpop band. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Britpop, bass, Oasis, goldsmith View more info

My Life in Jazz

By: Kaminsky, Max ; Hughes, V.E.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1965

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14600


Hardback, 219mm x 140mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 242pp. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior has some small indentations, generally worn around edges, block has foxing to opening/closing pages but otherwise clean, binding good. Jazz Book Club edition of 1963 autobiography of a legendary jazz trumpeter and bandleader . Catalogue: Music. Keywords: jazz, trumpet, Dorsey, Gleason View more info

Musicians and Mummers

By: Klein, Herman

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1925

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8897


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 340+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been smartly rebound in very good spine and boards. Surface damage to half-title and rear of index, block edges grubby from handling, some darkening to bottom corners of some pages,overall still clean and presentable. Recollections of a famous English music critic. Catalogue: Music. Keywords: Klein, music, London, memoir ... View more info