26718. BACHELIER, JEAN B.: Recueil de Cantates. Contenant toutes celles qui se chantent dans les Concerts: pour l'usage des Amateurs de la Musique & de la Poësie. A La Haye, Alberts & Vander Kloot, 1728. Small 8vo, pp [44], 404, [28], titlepage in red and black with engraved vignette, bound in contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with raised bands, lightly rubbed but a very good tight clean copy, FIRST EDITION, sol printing of this seminal collection of libretti for sort of French secular contata so popular at this period, and with an important study of the form in an extended preface. 'Première anthologie de cantates françaises, due à un maître de musique à La Haye et comprenant près d'une centaine de cantates choisies parmi les principaux compositeurs français du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècle : Jean-Baptiste Morin, Clérambault, Nicolas Bernier, André Campra, Jean-Baptiste Stuck, etc.Dans une longue préface, l'auteur retrace notamment l'origine de la cantate, évoque la personnalité musicale de divers compositeurs et donne des réflexions critiques au sujet de différentes pièces.' £250.00


27092. BARTOK. JEMMESON, CLAUDE.: Szekely and Bartok. The Story of a Friendship. London,Amadeus, 1994. 8vo, pp 491, plates, original cloth, fine, FIRST UK EDITION. £12.00


25237. DANCE.: Les Spectacles à Travers les Ages. Théatre, cirque, music-hall, cafés-concerts, cabarets artistiques. Préface par Denys Amiel. Paris, Edition du Cygne, 1932. 4to, pp 366, [1], with fine photogravure plates, some colour, and numerous text illustrations throughout, uncut in contemporary buckram with leather label, a very good copy, SECOND EDITION; a remarkably well illustrated survey of popular entertainment through the ages. £15.00


25236. DANCE. EMMANUEL, MAURICE.: La Danse Grecque Antique d'apres les monuments figures. Paris, Hachette, 1896. Large 8vo, pp xv, [1], 348, with drawings and diagrams by the author, photogravures of dancers posed by Marey, bound in slightly later buckram cloth with leather label, a very good clean copy, FIRST EDITION; a ground breakign study of ancient dance that prove influential in the development of contemporary French dance previously rooted in classical forms, intended as a practical rather than historical study, the illustrations influenced by cinematography, which provided the possibility to show movement in pose. Emmanuel submitted the work originally as a thesis at the Sorbonne, and later became aProfessor of Music, composer and teacher of, among others, Olivier Messien. £75.00


25250. DANCE. FERTIAULT, F.: Histoire Anecdotique et Pittoresque de la Danse chez les Peuples Anciens et modernes. Paris, Auguste Aubry, 1854. Small 8vo, pp 128, uncut in original printed yellow wrappers, light foxing but a well preserved copy, FIRST EDITION, a pioneering history of international folk dance, rare in the original wrappers. £45.00


25176. DANCE. PANCKOUKE.: Enclyclopedie Methodique. Arts Academiques. Equitation, Escrime, Danse, et Art de Nager. Paris, Panckoucke, 1786. 4to, pp [6], 445, [1], double column dictionary, bound in contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt with black labels, rubbed but sound,, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; based on Diderot and D'Alambert, with updates and additions, The plateswere contained within other plate sections of the larger work. Publication commenced in 1782 and went on until 1832; all volumes covering separate subjects, this one including horsemanship, dance and swimming. £65.00


27090. FEUERMANN. ITZKOFF, SEYMOUR W.: Emanuel Feurmann Virtuoso. A Biography. Alabama, University of, 1979. 8vo, pp 248, illustrations, original cloth, dust wrapper, VG, FIRTS EDITION. £12.00


23826. FRENCH PANTOMIME LIBRETTI.: Bound Volume of 5 Libretti for French theatrical productions inlcuding Le Prince de Salerne. Paris, various publshers [but mainly P R C Ballard,], 1746, 1773, 73, 70, 73. 5 works in one volume, 8vo, neatly bound in contemporary calf backed green boards, spine gilt with pink lable, chipped at foot else sound. This interetsing collection of very rare or at least scarce items comprises: 1. Le Prince de Salerne, Comedie Nouvelle Italienne..Delormel, 1746]. This is a rare pantomime resume of 15 pages. 2. L'Erreur d'un Moment...comeidemelee d'arrietes...Ballard 1773. pp 63 including 2 pages of music. By Boutet de Monvel. Music was by Dezede. 3. La Rosiere de Salency. Opera Lyi-Comique...Ballard, 1773. pp [4], 84. Music was by Gretry, words by Pezay. 4. Le Devin Du Village...Ballard 1770. Pp 32 including final blank. This reprint of J J RRousseau's opera was printed for the Fontainebleau production 14th November 1770. 5. La Belle Arsene...Ballard 1773. Defective, lacking last leaf. £125.00


27088. GERSHWIN. SCHWARTZ, CHARLES.: Gershwin, His LIfe and Music. London, Abelard-Schuman, 1974. 8vo, pp 428, illustratiosn throughout, original cloth, very good in slightly worn dust-wrapper, FIRST UK EDITION. £15.00


27093. HOFMANN, JOSEPH.: Piano Playing with Piano Questions Answered. New York, Doubleday, 1914. 8vo, pp xiii, 69; xviii, 184, index, portrait frontispiece, musical examples, plates, including several of Hofmann at the piano, original cloth, a very good copy, possibly the FIRST COMBINED EDITION of Hofmann's 2 major pedagogical works on piano playing, originally issued as 2 separate volumes in 1908 and 1909. £20.00


27086. MAC DERMOTT, K.H.: The Old Church Gallery Minstrels. Am account of the Church Bands and Singers in England from about 1660 to 1860. London, SPCK, 1948. 8vo, pp 77, plates, original cloth, fine in slightly torn dust-wrapper. £15.00


27091. MCKENNA, MARIAN.: Myra Hess. A Portrait. London, Hamilton, 1976. 8vo, pp xii, 319, 15 plates, index, discography, original cloth, dust-wrapper, fine copy of the FIRST EDITION. £12.00


26821. MUSIC DA PONTE, LORENZO.: Memoirs of Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart's librettist. Translated, with an introduction and notes, by L. A. Sheppard. London, Routledge, 1929. 8vo, pp 388, 8 plates, original cloth, fine in dustwrapper slightly foxed to edges, FIRST EDITION, an invaluable 18th Century memoir. £20.00


19189. MUSIC GAVAERT, F-A [EDITOR].: Les Gloires de l'Italie. Chefs-d'Ouvre Anciens et Inedits de la Musique vocale italienne aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles recuellis .annotes et transcits pour Piano et Chant...D'apres les manuscits origininaux our editions primitives, avec basse chiffree. Paris, Heugel et cie, [1868]. 2 volumes folio, comprising 60 separate vocal items, engraved music throughout, decorative title page in each volume with list of contents, printed and dated title page in volume one, well bound in contemporary half green morocco, spines with raised bands, a clean and attractive set, FIRST EDITION; an important 19th Century revival of early Italian opera; the 60 numbers were available separately as well as in this collective form. Edited by the Belgium composer Gavaert, then head of singing at the Academie de Musique in Paris, where he succeeded Halevy. £35.00


25709. MUSIC. BACH, J.S.: Kaffeekantate. Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag, 1922. Large folio, pp [24], [1], bound in original textured boards, paper label, spine slightly chipped and stained by tape removal, else very good,FIRST EDITION THUS, an excellent collotype facsimile of the original manuscript in the Prussian State Bibliothek. £12.00


25710. MUSIC. BACH, J.S.: Sei Solo a Violino. Barenreiter, 1958. . Tall small folio, 44 pages of photographic facsimile of the original manuscript, 2 pages of letterpress, original marbled boards, a fine copy, SECOND EDITION. £15.00


25977. MUSIC. CALLCOTT, DR.: A Musical Grammar, in Four Parts. London, Robert Birchall, 1817. Small 8vo, pp xix [1], 327, [1], [12, Birchall's catalogue], musicla notation throughout, original boards with [rubbed] paper label, cracked to joints and chipped to spien ends but sound, a good copy in original state, THIRD EDITION, edited, though with limited alterations, by William Horsley, an inlfuential and much used treatise. £60.00


25459. MUSIC. CASTIL-BLAZE.: De l'Opera en France. Paris, Janet et Cotelle, 1820. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp iv, 454: [4], 351, [1], with 24 pages of engraved musical examples at the end [bound slightly out of order] and a folding table of vocal ranges, contemporary quarter calf, spines gilt, upper joint of volume one lightly cracked, slight wear to spine head, generally a very good clean set, FIRST EDITION; an important study of French opera, with much useful information on vocal techniques and technical detail of theatrical compositions. £65.00


23101. MUSIC. DENSMORE, FRANCES.: Northern Ute Music. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1922. 8vo, pp 213, [1], with numrous plates, diagrams and musical examples throughout, original cloth, rubbed, else a good copy, FIRST EDITION; a widely diseminated title, but one of the most important in the scientific developement of Western music ethnology. £15.00


26467. MUSIC. GAUTIER,THEOPHILE, JULES JANIN, PHIL. CHASLES.: Les Beautes de l'Opera ou Chef-d'Oeuvre Lyriques illustres par les Premiers artistes de Paris et Londres sous la direction de Gibaldon. Paris, Soulie, 1845 10 parts in one volume, 4to, with general title and 2 tables, each part devoted to a contemporary opera or ballet with a fine engraved portrait of a leadign artist at the front, text wood-engravings of scenes in the plots, all leaves surrounded by coloured pictorial or decorative borers, tissue interleaves, bound in contemporary romantic style morocco, rubbed at edges, boards detached, spine lacking, internally fine and clean without the usual foxing, a copy for rebacking, FIRST EDITION, a handsome production with great literary as well as artistic merit, a typographical masterpiece of Lacrampe of Paris. The content may suprise - La Sylphide, the ballet has music by M Schneitzhoffer. £45.00


26498. MUSIC. GIANELLI, PIETRO.: Dizionario della Musica Sacra e Profana. Venice, Andrea Santini, 1820. 7 volumes bound in 2, small 8vo, separately paginated with separate title pages, bound in contemporary quarter calf, spines gilt with green black labels, rubbed and worn at joints, spine ends chipped, one more so, else internally sound, SECOND EDITION, much enlarged from the first in just 3 volumes of 1801, the first Italian dictionary of music, historically inaccurate but a valuable source on 18th Century Italian musical practices. £85.00


25706. MUSIC. HAYDN, JOSEPH.: Mess B-Dur 'Shopfungsmesse' Faksimile. Munchen-Duisburg, G Henle, 1957. Oblong folio, pp [12] of letterpress preceded by photographic facsimile of the original manuscript of 112 pages, original titled boards, a fine copy, FIRST EDITION THUS. £35.00


25708. MUSIC. MOZART, W.A.: Deutsche Tänze. KV 509. Faksimile nach der im Besitz der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin befindlichen Urschrift Leipzig, Peters, [1956]. Oblong folio, title, 24 pages of sepia printed photographic facsimile, 4 pages of letterpres, original marbled wrappers with paper label, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION THUS. £20.00


25707. MUSIC. MOZART, W.A.: Klavier-Trios in E-Dur [K 542]. Munuch, Drei Masken, 1921. Oblong folio, pp [26] uncut, sepia photographic facsimile of the original manuscript in the Prussian State Library, original bevel edged patterned boards, labelled on upp board, slightly rubbing but near fine, FIRST EDITION THUS. £20.00


24026. MUSIC. RIMBAULT, EDWARD F.: A Collection of Old Nursery Rhymes, with familiar tunes for voice and pianoforte. Adapted to the Capacities of Young Folk. London, Chappell and co, circa 1865. 4to, pp 60 of music, original pictorial cloth, gitl and blind, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; Rimbault explains in his preface how he intended this collection to suppliment his earlier ground breaking one of twenty years previous. 'Since then my stock has increased, and I now present to my little friends a new work, more carefully considered...' £35.00


25769. MUSIC. SMITH, ROBERT.: Harmonics, or the Philosophy of Musical Sounds. By Robert Smith, ... London, printed for T & J Merrill, Cambridge, 1759. 8vo, pp xx,280,[12], 12, with 29 folding plates of diagrams, bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands, lacking label, worn at spine ends, cracked at joints, the upper joint breaking and weak, internally sound and clean, SECOND EDITION 'MUCH IMPROVED AND AUGMENTED' a curious text on 'eual temperement' first published in Cambridge in 1749. This second printing is complete with the 12 page 'Postscript' at the end, a separate publication of 1762 on the 'Changeable Harpsichord' as found in most copies of this second edition which has extra plates.Written by a Cambridge mathetician who also happened to be a keep musical amateur his system proved impractical. Even Babbage was so intrigued and confused by the book he wrote a satirical poem about it and it has always garnered a certain amount of curiosity interest. £375.00


27085. OLIPHANT, THOMAS [EDITOR].: La Musa Medrigalesca; or a Collection of Madrigals, Ballets, Roundelays, etc chiefly of the Elizabethan Age; with remarks and annotations. London, Calkin & Budd, 1837. 8vo, pp xxvi, 338, neta contemporary calf backed silked cloth, a very good sound copy, FIRST EDITION. a pioneering collection, with critical remarks on the music, which is not, however, notated. Written by the Secretary to the Madrigal Society, and subscribed by many of its London and provincial members, this book marks an important stage in the antiquarian revival of Elizabethan poetry and music which took place in the 1830's and 40's.Stirling_Maxwell copy, with early red and black 'William Stirling' bookplate. £45.00


25106. OPERA. DESARBRES, NEREE.: Deux Siecles a l'Opera [1669-1868]. Chronique anecdotique, artistique, excentrique, pittoresque et galante. Paris, E Dentu, 1868. 8vo, pp [4], 297, [1], uncut in 20th Century half French calf, original printed wrappers bound in, slightly rubbed but a very good copy, FIRST EDITION. The author was a popular playwright and secretary to l' Opera de Paris, well placed to write this entertaining anecdotal history. £25.00


25121. OPERA. KLEIN, HERMAN.: Musicians and Mummers. London, Cassell, 1925. Large 8vo, pp xi, 340, 12 plates, original cloth, a fine copy in very good dust-wrapper, FIRST EDITION, Klein's invaluable reminiscences of opera and concert life in England during last years of the nineteenth century. £25.00


25870. ROYCROFTERS. HUBBARD, ELBERT.: Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians Volume Eight New Series. New York, Roycrofters, 1901. Square 8vo, pp [8], 158, [4], printed in red and black with illuminated initials throughout, uncut in original limp suade, a little faded to spine and edges as usual but a very good copy, FIRST EDITION WITH TITLE PAGE, INITIALS AND DECORATIONS COLOURED BY HAND, some heightened with gold, the desirable state for this title. £35.00


26230. SCOTTISH MUSIC.: The Caledonian Musical Repository; a Choice Selection of Esteemed Scottish Songs, adapted for the Voice, Violin, and German Flute. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1811. 8vo, pp 286, with engraved frontispiece and extra engraved vignette title, wood-cut music throughout, uncut in original boards, lacking spine, lower board detached, a very good copy requiring a paper reback, SECOND EDITION; first printed in 1806, a delightful collection of Scottish songs with unaccompanied music. The frontispiece and extra title have Crosby's London imprint, and are no doubt added to the Edinburgh edition. £60.00


27089. SHOSTAKOVITCH. DIMITRI/: Testimony. The Memoirs of Dmitry Shostakovich as related to and edited by Solomon Volkov.. Translated///by Antonina W Bouis. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1979. 8vo, pp 238, illustrations, original cloth, dust wrapper, near fine, FIRST UK EDITION. £12.00


27087. STEANE, J.B.: The Grand Tradition. Seventy Years of Singing on Record. London, Duckworth, 1974. 8vo, pp 628, illustrations, original cloth, dust-wrapper slightly torn, VG, FIRST EDITION. £15.00


26958. WEINGARTNER, FELIX.: Symphony Writers since Beethoven...from the German by Arthur Bles. London, Reeves, c.1910. Small 8vo, pp 168, plates, original cloth, gilt, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, £12.00


26444. WINTER, MARIAN HANNAH.: The Pre-Romanic Ballet. London, Pitman, 1974. 4to, pp xxii, 306, colour frontispiece and illustrations throughout, original cloth, dust-wrapper, a fine copy, FIRST EDITION, the standard study. £25.00