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STEADMAN, Ralph; THE TONSILS. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.
[No place] : 2002A maquette of The Tonsils first album, inscribed by Steadman across the wraparound band and sleeve, "Ralph Steadman, 23 Oct. 2002." The Tonsils was formed in the summer of 2001 by Sam Cave and Dave Walsh (also in The Explosion, another Tarantula Records band); their first album was completed in May 2002, and they commissioned Ralph Steadman to design... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103951
BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
MONK, Thelonius. Signed photograph.
New York : c.1981Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 101072
(SHAKESPEARE, William, & others.) Collection of 18th-century printings of plays.
London : 1770s-1780sA substantial collection of approximately 120 plays printed in the 1770s and 1780s, including 20 plays by Shakespeare, all printed for or sold by Joseph Wenman of Fleet Street, part of his Theatrical Library (1776-81). The collections includes works from the Elizabethan period to contemporary writers: other playwrights include William Congreve, Henry... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131992
BRENNEMAN, George W., & others (illus.) Favorite Folk-Ballads.
New York : 1889First edition. This work, reviewed in The Dial as "a rather pleasing volume", consists of the lyrics of four songs with accompanying sheet music: "The Old Folks at Home", "Annie Laurie", "Kathleen Mavourneen", and "When the Swallows Homeward Fly". Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 124880
MONK, Thelonious. Inscribed album cover for Criss-Cross.
Los Angeles : 1963Boldly signed in full on the upper part of the front cover "Good Luck always Mrs Tiejen, Thelonious Monk." We believe the recipient was Marian Tietjen (1920-2013), who "during her teenage years... worked as a waitress in La Grange Texas and, in her spare time, played piano in her father's jazz band... Many people who visited Swiss Alp Texas throughout... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123055
PATCHEN, Kenneth & Charles Mingus. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.
New York : 1959"In the last two weeks of March 1959, the jazz bassist Charlie Mingus and the beat poet Kenneth Patchen performed on stage together at the Living Theatre in New York City. Mingus and his band improvised to jazz themes at the back, while Patchen read simultaneously from his poetry at the front. The Patchen/Mingus performances marked the climax of the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130511
HOCKNEY, David - FRIEDMAN, Martin. Hockney Paints the Stage.
London : 1983First edition, first impression. Together with the 36-page supplement, which contains illustrations and descriptions of seven large environmental works Hockney created especially for the Hockney Paints the Stage exhibition at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 143163
RIMBAULT, Edward F. The Pianoforte.
London : 1860First and only edition, with 195 copies only being printed for 175 subscribers, who included Gustav André & Co. (Philadelphia), Henry C. Banister (professor of the Royal Academy of Music), John Hopkinson (pianoforte manufacturer), Conrad Kraus (architect, Mayence), Charles C. Mellor (organist, Pittsburgh), Boardwood & Sons (whose pianos were used by... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 121413
DRUSKIN, Mikhail Semenovich. Ocherki po istorii tantseval'noi muzyki [Essays on the history of Dance Music].
Leningrad : 1936First and only edition. One of 3500 copies. Uncommon, just 14 copies on WorldCat. This is the first systematic work on dance music in Russian, which includes notable early criticism of Shostakovich's ballets. Mikhail Druskin (1905-1991), Soviet musicologist, was responsible for a wide range of cultural-historical publications, also working as a broadcaster.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126481
POTTER, Beatrix. Plays based on the published stories.
London : 1930-62A group of six theatrical versions of Beatrix Potter stories, three titles with one or two variant issues. The Tailor and Gloucester and Ginger and Pickles were dramatized by Potter in collaboration with the character actor and director Ernest George Harcourt Williams; the others were adapted from her books without her direct involvement.
(i,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
HEPBURN, Katharine. The Making of The African Queen.
New York : 1987Uncorrected proof copy of Hepburn's first book. Though unmarked as such, this copy is from the library of Hepburn's agent, Freya Manston, who, together with Hepburn, prevented the publication of the book in this form, as they were unhappy with the quality of the typography and the lack of illustrations. It was published later the same year in a more... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 111433
STRANGWAYS, A. H. Fox. The Music of Hindostan.
Oxford : 1914First edition. Strangways, musician and schoolmaster, travelled to India following his retirement from Wellington College in 1911, gathering material for a book "which continued to hold its place as an authoritative work at the end of the twentieth century" (ODNB). Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 106951
HAYDN, Joseph. Die Schoepfung, Ein Oratorium … The Creation, An Oratorio.
Vienna : 1800First edition, published by the composer, extremely uncommon, particularly so with the seldom-encountered 4-leaf subscribers list; an excellent copy of this monumental work, widely recognised as one of the highpoints of the Western musical canon. "The Creation is a masterwork in the special sense that it has no weak point, nothing that could be changed... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 125770
CHARTERS, Samuel B. The Country Blues.
London : 1960First UK edition, first impression, following the US first of the preceding year, presented here in the superb dust jacket by Denis Piper, who produced some stunning cover art for Penguin in the 50s and 60s. The Country Blues is an important work, "the first book-length study of the genre, and its vivid portraits of musicians such as Barbecue Bob and... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 142985
(ROLLING STONES.) REJ, Bent. The Rolling Stones in the Beginning.
London : 2006Special limited edition, 561 of 1000 copies. Bent Rej accompanied the Rolling Stones as photographer on their tour of Germany in 1965. This work collects together photos taken during this tour and acts as "a fascinating historical archive of one of the world's greatest bands in their infancy" (Guardian 3 September 2006). Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 121901
HOLIDAY, Billie, with William DUFTY. Lady sings the Blues.
Garden City, New York : 1956First edition, first printing. "Billie Holiday remains among the most difficult of jazz artists to understand or study. Surrounded by a disturbing legend, it is very difficult to hear her clearly. The legendary suffering and mythopoeic pain which countless admirers have actively sought out in her work make it difficult for the merely curious to warm... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143006
LEONARD, Herman. The Eye of Jazz.
London : 1989First edition in English, first impression, originally published in French four years previously. This is an excellent collection of the work of one of the greats of jazz photography. As Francis Paudras writes in his introduction, "Herman Leonard's work comes close to pure art: in the beauty of the image, for the emotion and feeling that it radiates".
Apprenticed... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143044
PEPPER, John Henry, "Professor". The True History of the Ghost;
London : 1890First and only contemporary edition, inscribed by the author on the title, "Mr. John Bailey, July 25 1893, With the Author's kind regards, J. H. Pepper". The work gives his exposition of the famous stage illusion that came to be known as "Pepper's Ghost", in which a spectral image of an actor was projected before the audience.
Pepper (1821-1900)... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133346
OLIVER, Paul. Screening the Blues:
London : 1968First edition, first impression. An important early contribution to the serious study of the origins of the Blues and certainly difficult to find in anything approaching such sharp condition, as here. Paul Oliver "first encountered the music as a teenager, hearing black American servicemen singing a work song. In the 50s he studied the field recordings... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 142989
LAUREL, Stan (Arthur Stanley Jefferson). A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.
[Los Angeles] : 1927-35A superb collection of original script material from the golden age of the most successful comic partnership in film history. In 1926, under contract to Hal Roach Studios for the third time, the English-born comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) reworked an old sketch of his father's into a two-reel comedy, Home from the Honeymoon, featuring... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 65988
HOPKINS, Edward J., & Edward F. Rimbault. The Organ, Its History and Construction.
1855First edition, first impression of an important practical work on organs. The author Edward Hopkins (1818-1901) was the organist at Temple Church, London for fifty-five years, a composer, and member of numerous musical societies. He was recognized for his scholarly interest in the history of music and his expertise on organ construction, and this book... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 52056
(PAVLOVA, Anna.) Theatre bill for a fund-raising matinee at the Palace Theatre.
London : 1935A rare theatre bill for a fund-raising performance at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on Thursday 21 February 1935; the fund had been established to erect a memorial to Anna Pavlova in Regents Park. The performers included Tilly Losch, Larry Adler, Alicia Markova, Robert Helpman, and Anton Dolin.
Sir Edwin Lutyens, Sir William Rothenstein,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 115100
JAZZ/SAMIZDAT - DORUZKA, Lubomir. Litso sovremennogo dzhaza [The Face of the Modern Jazz]
Minsk : 1973First Russian edition. This detailed overview of the trends in jazz current in the late 60s - early 70s was written in Czech by noted jazz critic Lubomír Doruka (1924-1970), and published by the state-run record label Supraphone in 1970, and it would appear that a copy was brought to the USSR and translated in Belarus soon after that. At the time most... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 124913
KONEN, Valentina. Puti amerikanskoi muziki [The ways of American music].
Moscow : 1961First edition, first impression, print-run of 5000. Detailed overview of American jazz. Soviet musicologist Valentina Konen (1909-1991) was one of the leading authorities on jazz culture in USSR. Born in Baku she left Russia after the October Revolution and spent 10 years in USA, studying at Juilliard (1924-9) specialising in piano. During her time... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135739
MAUERER, Hans. The Pete Johnson Story.
New York and Frankfurt : 1965First and only edition, extremely uncommon, WorldCat lists some 20 copies, but only 2 outside of North America. Survey of the life and work of one of the great boogie-woogie pianists, issued to raise funds to help support him in hard times following a stroke. In his survey The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray Tony Russell places Johnson in... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 72345
YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.
Boston : 1986First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); this copy unusual in being accompanied by an original watercolour (360 x 258 mm) signed "Yarde... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 132377
HASSE, Johann Adolph. The Comic Tunes &c.
London : 1741First edition of the first volume of what became a highly popular eight-volume series printed over 20 years, and representing important documentation of the role of Italian dancers in London theatres in the mid-18th century."For just over two decades in the middle of the eighteenth century the firm of John Walsh sporadically published booklets of music... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134786
CORELLI, Arcangelo. [XII Sonatas or Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello.]
[London] : [1706-40]A handsome Regency-era presentation binding incorporating a variety of exquisite lyre tools, a suitable binding for one of the most influential opuses of the 18th century.
"Within months of their publication in 1700 in Rome Corelli's Sonate e violone o cimbalo had been accepted by the musical work as having a special status. No other collection... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 111109
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's hyper-realistic play about drug addicts, first published by the Grove Press in 1960, inscribed by the theatre's founder Judith Malina to the owner of the Press: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith."
Malina's inscription further notes that it was inscribed... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only signed by the designer. Five plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor; the others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play. John Guthrie was the son of the printer and owner of the press, James Guthrie, whose print-making technique and aesthetic was... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140871
STARR, Jimmy. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Hollywood : 1944First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Bonita Porter - the first of my new fan club. Best wishes, Jimmy Starr. March 19 1980." Starr was an American screenwriter and columnist active in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. The present novel was the basis... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 110379
GERSHWIN, Ira - SELDES, Gilbert. The Seven Lively Arts.
New York & London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, number 25 of 300 copies signed by the author and bound in Javanese batik; Ira Gershwin's copy, with his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. A superb Jazz Age association: Ira's younger brother and frequent collaborator, the composer George Gershwin, is mentioned many times throughout the book and his... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 128542
DREITZEHN, Zell, as "De la Mano". Group of ephemera relating to the shows of the 19th-century magician and spiritualist.
New York : [c.1878]A highly appealing group of rare ephemera relating to the 19th-century Austrian-born magician and spiritualist Zell Dreitzehn, who as De La Mano, "The Great French Magician", made three tours of the east coast of the United States in 1876, 1878 and 1881. Included here is a copy of his book on conjuring tricks and six theatrical posters and handbills.
As... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 113225
COWARD, Noël. Waiting in the Wings.
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Harry from Noel." The recipient may be the producer Harry Alan Towers (1921-2009), who worked in radio, television and film for over 50 years. "In 1947, he persuaded Noël Coward to record 13 half-hour radio programs about his songs, for international... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 114997
SINATRA, Frank - KENNEDY, John F. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
Washington, DC : 1962-1963-1964First editions, first printings. From the library of Frank Sinatra, his name in gilt to each front cover. The relationship between the singer and JFK has been discussed in numerous books and articles, particularly with regard to purported Mafia connections and other piquant details. However, Sinatra biographer Kitty Kelley gives a succinct appraisal... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135154
(FILM.) ANOUILH, Jean & Lucienne Hill. Becket. Original final script for the 1964 film, actor Michael Miller's working copy.
Hollywood : 1963Becket, starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, was based on Jean Anouilh's 1959 play and garnered the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Edward Anhalt), three Baftas (Best Colour Photography, Best Set Design in Colour, Best Costume Design), Best Film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and two Golden Globes (Best... Learn More£2,850.00
Stock Code: 135899
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see sic a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
BORTIN, Virginia. Elinor Remick Warren: her life and music.
Metuchen, New Jersey : 1987First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Remick Warren, "To Patsy, with all loving good wishes and happy memories of neighborhood days, from Elinor Remick Warren Griffins" on the front free endpaper. Works signed by Remick Warren are uncommon. Warren's "neo-Romantic style which was accessible to audiences and characterized... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 134308
WHITE, Eric Walter. Stravinsky's Sacrifice to Apollo.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. Published May 1930 in an edition of 1,000 copies. "Musicologist, composer, translator, editor, poet, writer, and arts administrator Eric Walter White was born in Bristol, England, on September 10, 1905... An expert on English opera, White wrote The Rise of English Opera (1951) and The History of English Opera (1983).... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 45536
[LOW, Helen Nora Wilson.] MOON, Lorna. Dark Star.
Indianapolis, IN : 1929First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jean Hersholt, a great artist, from the author of this book, Lorna Moon". With the bookplate of the Motion Picture Country House tipped-in above the inscription and two MPCH ink stamps to the front pastedown. The author, Nora Low, grew up in Aberdeenshire but eventually... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 82794
CAGE, John. Electronic Music - featuring Cage's Fontana Mix - signed LP record.
1967Original 1967 LP of electronic music by groundbreaking composers John Cage, Luciano Berio, and Ilhan Mimaroglu, featuring a realisation of Cage's Fontana Mix for magnetic tape, Berio's Visage for magnetic tape, based on the voice of Cathy Berberian and other sounds, and Mimaroglu's Agony. Signed on the cover in silver Sharpie by Cage. Composed in 1958... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 117989
CRAM, Mildred. Madder Music.
Boston : 1930First edition, first printing, in the scarce and attractive jacket, of this novel concerning a little girl adopted into an "artistic, colorful, temperamental, strongly individualistic" theatrical and musical family, the matriarch of which was a personal friend of Liszt, Puccini and Strauss. Cram was a popular author of the 1920s and 1930s, and many... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 110147
NARAHARA, Ikko. A Collection of Stage Fantasy Photos. Tenjo Sajiki People.
Tokyo : 1977First edition, first impression. A photographic study of the Japanese independent theatre troupe co-founded by Shūji Terayama, Kujō Kyōko, Yutaka Higashi, Tadanori Yokoo, and Fumiko Takagi. The theatre was a major phenomenon on the Japanese underground scene in the 1970s, producing stage works marked by experimentalism, folklore influences, social... Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 35143
MARCEAU, Marcel. Les rêveries de Bip.
Paris : 1978First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A Hubert Juin, de tout coeur, Bip flower, Marcel Marceau 1978". Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". The recipient, in fact Hubert Loescher (1926-1987), was a Belgian poet, novelist,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140934
(DICKENSON, Vic.) SELCHOW, Manfred. Ding! Ding! A Bio-Discographical Scrapbook on Vic Dickenson.
Westoverledingen : 1998First edition of this uncommon, self-published tome, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Doug with best wishes Manfred Selchow, Dec. 4, 1998." The second of Selchow's acclaimed "bio-discographical" works, following his study of Edmond Hall. Described by the great Stanley Dance in Jazz Times as "a loving tribute to one of the Swing Era's... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 80071
HANDEL, George Frideric. Eighteenth-century religious musical manuscript, but including notation of minuets by Handel.
English : c.1750Unusual mid-eighteenth century manuscript in an unknown hand largely comprised of liturgical music, but with the almost surreptitious inclusion of minuets by Handel. The first six rectos carry neumatic notation in brown and red ink of a Kyrie, Gloria, Credo and Sanctus from a so far unidentified Mass. Then spread over the versos of the first four of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134794
GAVRILOV, Mikhail Filippovic. Kukol'nyj teatr Uzbekistana.
Tashkent : 1928First and only edition, one of 500 copies, of an early study of Uzbek puppet theatre, including the text of two key plays in the canon, Sarkardalar and Kachal Palvan, the Uzbek Punch. A contemporary original photograph of the puppet cast of Kachal Palvan from the Tashkent Museum is loosely inserted.
Puppet theatre in the region was a rich tradition... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112595
DESMOND, Olga. Rhythmographik (Tanznotenschrift)
Leipzig : 1919First edition, number 72 of 150 deluxe copies on handmade paper, this copy signed by Desmond after the preface. Berlin dancer and model Olga Desmond (1890-1964) shot to fame when she took her Schönheitsabende ("Beauty-Evenings"), in which she and her troupe struck classical poses in the nude or wearing only bodypaint, to the Russian stage in St Petersburg.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 124929
MESSEL, Oliver (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. Romeo and Juliet.
London : 1936First and sole edition thus, inscribed on the front free endpaper "With all best wishes to Mr and Mrs Carl, and all congratulations for their Golden Wedding, Oliver Messel, 1939," followed by three pages of signatures, dated 1949, from guests to the Carls' Diamond Wedding Anniversay, including that of ballet dancer and choreographer Frederick Ashton.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143172
(RIMBAUD, Arthur.) VIEILLARD, Roger. Hommage A Rimbaud.
Paris : 1945First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil "à Ralph Kirkpatrick pour 'les possibilités harmoniques' Roger Vieillard amicalement" inside the first blank, including two musical drawings, further drawings on the title page with the caption "pour Ralph Kirkparick" signed with Vieillard's "RV" monogram and dated "1942-1971-1982". This copy number... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135463
STRAVINSKY, Igor. Inscribed original portrait photograph.
Hollywood : 1960Fine "unguarded" photograph of the great Russian composer, captured by Columbia Records chief engineer and amateur photographer Fred Plaut (1907-1985). Inscribed by Stravinsky in ballpoint pen: "To Jack Gottlieb my best greetings, sincerely I. Stravinsky, Hollywood Feb. 1960". Jack Gottlieb (1930-2011) was a composer and musician "who wished to be remembered... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 121805
DAVIS, Miles. Original souvenir programme for British tour of 1960.
London : 1960Highly attractive souvenir programme for Miles's 1960 tour with the "First Great Quintet", the exception to the classic line-up being that Sonny Stitt replaced Coltrane. Support was from The Jazz Five (Vic Ash, Harry Klein, Brian Dee, Malcolm Cecil, Bill Eyden). The lengthy essay on Miles is by the music publicist Keith Goodwin, "primarily a big-band... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 89837
(BALLETS RUSSES.) Collection of eight souvenir programmes.
Paris & New York : 1911-1939Highly desirable collection of elusive and superbly produced ephemeral publications, offering a rich panorama of the two decades of the Ballets Russes, and featuring the leading lights of the company - Bakst, Rubinstein, Nijinsky; the whole reflecting the very highest standards of Diaghilev himself, who, in the words of his highly-acclaimed biographer,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 118426
CHILTON, John. Who's who of jazz. Storyville to Swing Street.
Philadelphia, New York, London : 1972First US edition, first printing. Chilton is probably best known for his work accompanying George Melly, but as a writer he was one of the few Europeans to win a Grammy - for his liner notes for Bunny Berigan (1983) - and the present work was considered by Phillip Larkin to be "one of the essential jazz books." Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 143021
JAMES, Philip. Early Keyboard Instruments.
New York : 1930First Edition, First Impression, US Issue. A compendious and detailed work by the world authority of his day on the subject. James was keeper of instruments at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 31143
ELSKEN, Ed van der. Jazz.
Amsterdam : 1959First edition, first printing, Dutch text. "The 1950s constituted a golden age for jazz music. The decade was also renowned for classic small-camera photography, much of it as rough and ready as the best experimental jazz. The two art forms combine to perfection in Ed van der Elsken's gem of a book, Jazz The result is not just a succession of musician's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132671
[DURAND, François Félicien.] MIOMANDRE, Francis de. Dancings.
Paris : 1932First published in an edition of 500, plus 25 copies hors commerce, this one of 15 offered on Madagascar - the third tier of the edition - and here accompanied by a nearly complete suite - it lacks two of the duller images - of the illustrations offered with the 10 copies on Japon impérial. Lighthearted celebration of the "flora" and "fauna" of the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 81635