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Wilshere, Jonathan William Gardiner of Leicester (1770-1853): hosiery manufacturer, musician and dilettante. A bicentenary sketch by Jonathan Wilshere with an introduction by Jack Simmons.
Leicester: Leicester Research Services, 1970.. 35 p., VI plates. Paperback. Portrait of Gardiner on front cover. Near fine, with slight soiling to covers. Study of Leicester businessman important for introducing chamber music of Haydn and Beethoven to England. (Book ref. 223)   £14.50
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White, Maude Valérie (1855-1937) My Indian summer: a second book of memories.
London: Grayson & Grayson, 1932.. [10], 279, [1] p. No dustjacket. VG, with slight wear to boards and some foxing. Small label 'The Times Book Club' on lower paste-down. Second vol. of the autobiography of woman composer (see also 'Friends and memories'), known for her songs and at the height of her success in the 1890s. She travelled widely and was influenced particularly by Arabic and Sicilian music. This vol. has much on her travels in Italy. (Book ref. 220)   £30.00
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White, Maude Valérie (1855-1937) Friends and memories.
London: Edward Arnold, 1914.. viii, 383, [1] p., plus 16 p. publisher's catalogue at back. No dustjacket. Binding loose, with wear to edges; old library label on lower paste-down; old lot no. label on spine; a little worn and grubby, but contents good. Autobiography of woman composer, known for her songs and at the height of her success in the 1890s. She travelled widely and was influenced particularly by Arabic and Sicilian music. See also her further vol. of memoirs, 'My Indian summer' (1932). (Book ref. 219)   £20.00
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Smiles, Aileen Samuel Smiles and his surroundings.
London: Robert Hale, 1956.. 206 p.; ill. VG, spine faded, no dustjacket. Biography of the author of the Victorian bestseller 'Self-help'. (Book ref. 227)   £10.00
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Sharp, Avery T. and Floyd, James Michael Choral music: a research and information guide (Routledge music bibliographies).
New York and London: Routledge, 2002. 0824059441. 318 p. Fine, boards a little grubby. No dustjacket (as issued). 513 references to information resouces on all periods, types and styles of choral music, with subject, author and title indexes. Publisher's original price £60.00. (Book ref. 206)   £15.00
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Rosselli, John Music and musicians in nineteenth-century Italy.
London: Batsford, 1991. 0713461535. 160 p.; ill. Mint, in dustjacket. (Book ref. 208)   £7.50
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Richardson, Philip J. S. The social dances of the nineteenth century in England.
London: Herbert Jenkins, 1960.. 152 p.; ill. No dustjacket. Spine a little faded, otherwise VG. A social history of the waltz, quadrille, galop, polka, etc. (Book ref. 211)   £8.50
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Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943) S. V. Rachmaninov [photographs].
Moscow: Musika, 1988. 5714000919. 187, [5] p. Hardback, no dustjacket (as issued?). Fine. Collection of photographs and facsimiles, some in colour. Many of Rachmaninov himself; others are illustrative of his life. Accompanying text in Russian. (Book ref. 199)   £25.00
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Quennell, Peter (ed.) Genius in the drawing-room: the literary salon in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980.. 188 p.; ill. Fine, in VG dustjacket. Collection of essays on the literary salon from Lady Blessington to Lady Cunard. (Book ref. 231)   £10.00
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Palmer, Christopher Herbert Howells: a study. Foreword by Sir David Willcocks.
London: Novello, 1978.. 87 p.; ill. (portrait, musical examples). Paperback. VG, covers very slightly soiled. With ex libris on inside of upper cover. (Book ref. 216)   £15.00
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Northcott, Richard Opera chatter.
London: Novello, 1921.. 157 p. Quarter green cloth. Boards discoloured, with worn corners, but contents fine. With authors's autograph presentation inscription on front free endpaper recto. A collection of essays on the history of opera. (Book ref. 230)   £30.00
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Mongrédien, Jean French music from the Enlightenment to Romanticism 1789-1830.
Portland, Or.: Amadeus Press, 1996. 1574670115. 394 p.; ill. Mint, in dustjacket. (Book ref. 209)   £9.00
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Meyer, Leonard B. Style and music: theory, history, and ideology. (Studies in the criticism and theory of music)
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989. 0812281780. 376 p.; ill. (musical examples). Fine, dustjacket torn in two places, accidental pen mark on fore-edge. ' ... a bold new approach to the question of how and why [musical] styles change'. (Book ref. 200)   £7.50
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Mackerness, E. D. Somewhere further north: a history of music in Sheffield.
Sheffield: J. W. Northend Limited, 1974.. 168 p.; ill. Fine. Some fading and slight discoloration to dustjacket. (Book ref. 214)   £20.00
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Grew, Sydney Our favourite musicians: from Stanford to Holbrooke.
Edinburgh and London: T. N. Foulis, 1922.. 256, [4] p.; ill. VG (no dustjacket). Contemporary ex libris and gift inscription on front free endpaper. Appreciations of Stanford, Elgar, Ethel Smyth, Delius, Bantock, Walford Davies, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Rutland Boughton and Joseph Holbrooke, each illustrated with a tipped-in b/w photographic portrait. (Book ref. 212)   £15.00
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Foster, Shirley Victorian women's fiction: marriage, freedom and the individual.
London and Sydney: Croom Helm, 1986. 0709949146. 240 p. Paperback. Fine. Concerned mainly with the lives and novels of Dinah Mulock Craik, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Sewell, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot. (Book ref. 232)   £15.00
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Fenlon, Iain (ed.) The Renaissance: from the 1470s to the end of the 16th century (Man and music).
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; London: Macmillan, 1989. 0137734174. 418 p.; ill. Paperback. Fine. (Book ref. 210)   £12.00
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Drummond, John Speaking of Diaghilev.
London: Faber, 1997. 0571178642. 382 p.; ill. Fine, in dustjacket. Tiny tears to bottom corners of dustjacket. (Book ref. 215)   £19.50
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Dean, Winton Essays on opera.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1990. 0193152657. 323 p.; ill. (tables, facsimiles, musical examples). Hardback. Fine, spine of dustjacket faded. (Book ref. 204)   £12.50
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Cohen, Harriet (1895-1967) A bundle of time: the memoirs of Harriet Cohen.
London: Faber, 1969. 0571085741. 330 p.; ill. Fine, in fine dustjacket. Small blemish to front free endpaper where a sticker has been removed; price snipped off dustjacket. Memoirs of pianist who was friend of musicians and writers including Sir Arnold Bax, Arnold Bennett, Sir Edward Elgar, George Bernard Shaw, Ralph Vaughan Williams, H. G. Wells. (Book ref. 221)   £30.00
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