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(DELIUS, Frederick.) Philip Heseltine [Peter Warlock; pseud.].

Frederick Delius.

Published: London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1923

Stock code: 99171

Price: £125

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First edition, first impression, of this first English-language biography of English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934), written by fellow-composer and lifetime devotee Philip Heseltine (1894-1930), known as Peter Warlock, who first met Delius as a schoolboy in 1911. There had been a German biography and study of Delius by Max Chop (Berlin, Harmonie, 1904), but Heseltine’s was the first full length biography of Delius to be published in his native England.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration in yellow. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece and plates. Ownership stamp to rear free endpaper and rear jacket flap. Tiny nicks to corners, but an excellent copy, fresh and square, with the dust jacket only a little chipped at the corners, and a creased tear at top edge of front panel.

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