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The Golden Age of Opera [SIGNED]
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The Golden Age of Opera [SIGNED]

By Robert Tuggle / Herman Mishkin (Photog.) / Anthony A. Bliss (Foreword)

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Slight creasing to lower edge, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. Slight cracking to front endpaper joint, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Inscribed (with dedication) and signed by Robert Tuggle to the front free endpaper. The author was long time director of the archives at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Overall book condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.65; Oceania £21.30; Rest of World £19.90. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: x, 246

$47.93

The Annals of Covent Garden and its Neighbourhood
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The Annals of Covent Garden and its Neighbourhood

By E. Beresford Chancellor

London: Hutchinson and Co, 1930. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Blue buckram binding. Fading to spine and board edges. A few marks to front board. Good solid binding, foxing to page edges and endpapers, clean text throughout. Overall condition is Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: 288

$26.02

Giuseppe Verdi. His Life and Works
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Giuseppe Verdi. His Life and Works

By Francis Toye

New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 1931. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Black buckram binding. A few spots of light foxing, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.65; Oceania £21.30; Rest of World £19.90. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: xix, 493

$32.86

Folies Legeres (Folies Bergere)
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Folies Legeres (Folies Bergere)

By Paul Derval / Michel Gyarmathy

Paris: Folies Bergere, 1958. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24 x 31 cm). Red velvet effect card wraps with gilt nude to front cover. Some edge wear and marking to covers, creasing to front tissue guard, clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback

$32.86

Songs of the Empire for Little Folks
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Songs of the Empire for Little Folks

London: J. & J. Colman, 1905 (Circa). 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 4.25 x 5.5 inches (11 x 14 cm). A children's song book produced by Colman's Mustard. Brightly coloured wraps with colour illustrations to all pages. Securely bound, very slight rusting to staples, small tear to foot of spine otherwise excellent. Melbourne Museum has a well documented copy (although condition is not as good as this example): An advertising publication for Colman's and Robinson's produced by JJ Colman's Ltd containing songs and illustrations from the British Empire. Included are national songs from Wales 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau' (The Land of my Fathers), Ireland 'The Dear Little Shamrock', Scotland 'Highland Sword Dance' and 'Auld Lang Syne', England 'Rule, Britannia!', Canada 'The Maple Leaf for Ever', Australia 'Sons of the Southern Sea' (originally penned in response to Australia's involvement in the Boer War), New Zealand 'God girt her about with the Surges', and South Africa 'The Sunny Hills of Africa'. Each song is accompanied by illustrations which are similarly nationalistic in style. The two-page Australian song depicts a sing-a-long with gold miners and a vignette of Parliament House, Melbourne, while the New Zealand National Song is illustrated with a depiction of a Maori chief, a scene of Wellington and a sheep farm. A rare item and in excellent condition. . Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 16

$61.62

Ballet 1948-1949: Covent Garden Books Number Three
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Ballet 1948-1949: Covent Garden Books Number Three

By Michael Wood (Ed.)

London: The Covent Garden Opera Trust, 1948. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 9 x 11.75 inches (22.5 x 29.5 cm). Excellent condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback

$26.02

Gershwin [SIGNED]
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Gershwin [SIGNED]

By Ruth Leon

London: Haus Publishing, 2004. 1st Edition . Near Fine. 5 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm). Signed by Author. Unread copy. Light shelf wear to covers, inscribed (with dedication) and signed by author to title page. Overall condition is Near Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 167

$19.17

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians:  (A.D. 1450 - 1880). By Eminent Writers, English and Foreign with Illustrations and Woodcuts
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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians: (A.D. 1450 - 1880). By Eminent Writers, English and Foreign with Illustrations and Woodcuts

By George Grove

London: Macmillan and Co, 1879. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6.25 x 8.75 inches (16 x 22 cm). Complete four volume first edition set. A later separate index volume was published in 1890 but not present here. Half calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Spines have five raised bands, morocco title and volume labels, gilt and blind panelled compartments. Marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Good solid binding with no cracking to joints. Light rubbing to leather and rubbing to boards. Light cup ring to front board of Vol III. Heavy foxing to leading and trailing blanks in all volumes, plus a few spots to Vol. I title page, text is in very clean condition throughout. Previous owner's name pencilled to title pages. (John Aitken, 15 Lincoln's Inn Field). An important reference work that is still being published today. A lovely, sturdy example of the first edition. Scarce. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 768 + vii, [1], 769 + vii, [1], 768 + xi, [1[, 820

$684.65

Ballet 1946-1947: Covent Garden Books Number One
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Ballet 1946-1947: Covent Garden Books Number One

By Anthony Gishford (Ed.), Sacheverell Sitwell

London: The Covent Garden Opera Trust, 1946. 1st Edition . Very Good. 9 x 11.75 inches (22.5 x 30 cm). Illustrated card wraps with light rubbing to edges. Light crease to upper corner of all pages, light foxing to page edges. Very clean condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 64

$19.17

The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation
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The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation

By Gustav Kobbe

London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. 5th Printing . Very Good Plus. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm). Beige cloth binding with a few light marks to spine and rear cover, binding a little strained with webbing visible, otherwise internally in excellent condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: xix, 890

$26.02

Miracle in the Gorbals [SIGNED]
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Miracle in the Gorbals [SIGNED]

By Arnold L. Haskell

Edinburgh: The Albyn Press, 1946. 1st Edition . Very Good/Fair. 7 x 9.5 inches (18 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Soiling and loss to rear cover, rubbing and creasing to front cover, price clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Fair. Book: Blue buckram binding with slight fading and a couple of small marks, light foxing to endpaper, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Signed by the author (without dedication) to title page. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 63

$61.62

The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation
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The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation

By Gustav Kobbe

London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm). Beige cloth binding. Fading and light marking to spine, light stain to rear board, binding a little strained with webbing visible. Foxing to preliminary pages and page edges. Scattered foxing to text, light stain to top margin throughout book. The scarce first edition. Overall condition is Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: xix, 873

$32.86

The Lost Stories of W.S. Gilbert
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The Lost Stories of W.S. Gilbert

By W.S. Gilbert / Peter Haining (Ed.)

London: Robson Books , 1982. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14.5 x 22 cm). Dust jacket: Light shelf wear, price clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Small mark to top page edge, booksellers label to front endpaper, very clean condition throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 255

$19.17

Original Plays: (Second Series)
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Original Plays: (Second Series)

By W.S. Gilbert

London: Chatto and Windus, 1920. Very Good Minus/Good. 4.25 x 6.25 inches (11 x 16 cm). Dust jacket: Loss to spine and lower edge of front cover, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Leather binding with gilt page edges, rubbing to edges. Slight wear to head of spine and upper corners. Clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 338

$26.02

Verdi: Bell's Miniature Series of Musicians [SIGNED]
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Verdi: Bell's Miniature Series of Musicians [SIGNED]

By Albert Visetti

London: George Bell and Sons, 1905. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 4 x 6.25 inches (10 x 15.5 cm). Signed by Author. Green buckram binding with decorative front board. Fading to spine, marking to front board, foxing to endpapers, slight bubbling to rare endpaper, clean text throughout. Inscribed (without dedication) and signed by author to title page in blue pencil. Overall condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 84

$32.86

Selected Letters of Mendelssohn
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Selected Letters of Mendelssohn

By W.F. Alexander

London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co, 1894. 1st Edition . Very Good. 4.5 x 6.5 inches (11 x 16.5 cm). Beige buckram binding. Light foxing to endpaper, slight browning to pages. Scarce. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 133

$47.93

W.S. Gilbert. An Anniversary Survey and Exhibition Checklist with Thirty-Five Illustrations
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W.S. Gilbert. An Anniversary Survey and Exhibition Checklist with Thirty-Five Illustrations

By Reginald Allen

Charlottesville, USA: The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1963. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 9 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Red buckram binding. Foxing to page edges and endpapers, very clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 83

$19.17

Nights at the Opera. Wagner
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Nights at the Opera. Wagner

By Wakeling Dry

London: T.N. Foulis Limited, 1924. New Edition . Very Good Plus. 6 x 7.75 inches (15 x 20 cm). Blue buckram binding, light foxing to page edges and endpapers, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Prize plate from London College of Music to front endpaper. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: vii, 233

$32.86

Sir Arthur Sullivan and his Operas
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Sir Arthur Sullivan and his Operas

By B.W. Findon

London: Sisley's Limited, 1908. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm). Green buckram binding. Some spots of foxing to page edges, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: vii, 197

$21.91

Original Plays: (First Series)
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Original Plays: (First Series)

By W.S. Gilbert

London: Chatto and Windus, 1935. New Impression . Near Fine/Good. 4.25 x 6.25 inches (11 x 16 cm). Dust jacket: Slight wear to corners, loss to ends of spine. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Vertical crease to one page, otherwise in first class condition throughout. Overall book condition is Near Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 287, 16

$26.02

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