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NY: Scribner's, 1932. Scribner 'A' First Edition, 1932. (USA) First Edition , patterned paper-covered bds, blk cl spine, printed paper title label to front, gold spine titles, xiv, 400pp, index. Top edge grey. Frontis portrait and 15 B&W illus. This is Davenport's recreated life of Mozart. A handsomely produced book, this copy has slight darkening of upper edge of covers, a tiny hole to spine gutter at front, owner's stamp to endpaper, Very Good ; lacking the slipcase. (2.4 Fo 10/7. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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