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100 Best Beatles Songs; A Passionate Fan's Guide
Spignesi, Stephen J.and Lewis, Michael,
ISBN: 1579123694
Tess Press an imprint of Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers,  2004. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic . Reprint. Introduction by authors, the 206 Beatles', Discography and Index. The Text Is Illustrated with Black-And-White Photographs. Bright yellow coloured boards with metallic coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The Beatles recorded 206 original songs over the existence of the band. In this book two fans choose the 100 best of these songs, and, why they are the best. Minor rubbing of the backstrip corners and corners. Minor rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: Square Octavo . [6], 7 - 311, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Britain/UK; ISBN: 1579123694. ISBN/EAN: 9781579123697. Inventory No: 0129389. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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12 Days on the Road: The Sex Pistols and America
Monk, Noel & Gutterman, Jimmy,
ISBN: 0688112749
Quill / William Morrow, New York, 1990. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. Acknowledgements and bibliography. The text is illustrated with two inserts of 16 pages of black-and-white photography. Colour photographic paperback binding with bright green coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "In January 1978, the Sex Pistols came to the United States for a 12 day tour, mostly cities in the Deep South. 12 Days on the Road as an extraordinary moment-by-moment re-creation of that wild adventure by Noel E. Monk, the Sex Pistol's American tour manager, and veteran journalist Jimmy Guterman." -- from rear panel blurb. A little rubbing of the book edges and panels with light age toning of the text block edges and panels. Fading to the back strip. Size: Trade Paperback. [7], 8 - 238, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; 1970s; ISBN: 0688112749. ISBN/EAN: 9780688112745. Inventory No: 0126168. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Century of Harmony; The Official Centenary History of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society
Carne, W.A.,
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, Melbourne, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XII, foreword by Bernard Heinze, preface by author, list of illustrations and appendix black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author. The text is illustrated with 24 pages of black-and-white photography. Navy blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip corners and rubbing to the book corners. Browning to the text block edges and foxing to the top text block edge. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and light age toning to the internal text. A previous owner had covered the dustwrapper in plastic and adhered the plastic to the endpapers with tape, residue of tape visible. On the rear endpapers and a previous owner has added pages, at the programmes for various years, written in in ink. Previous owner's name to the free front end paper. Illustrated dustwrapper, with pale yellow coloured background with brown and yellow titles to the front panel and brown titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. Some rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and light fading to the backstrip. The major damage to the dustwrapper, however, is that a previous owner has cut both the front and rear fold over panels down to an inch in width. A small portion of one of the fold over has been pasted to the rear paste-down. A Centenary History of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society. Inserted loosely into the book is a letter to the Secretary of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, 1969, Mr Rashleigh from H. Hort, along with a ABC -- inter- office memo in regards to concerts by the chorale. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History ; Local History -- Victoria; Music ; Australia; Inventory No: 0107065. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107065  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Child's Book of Carols (Chameleon Books)
Foss, Hubert J.– Arranged by,
Oxford University Press, London New York Toronto, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Good Condition/Good. Edition Unstated. Illustrated endpages. Illustrated boards with blue coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as to underline boards, with blue coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A small book of carols designed for use by children. Softening to the back strip edges and rubbing to the book corners. The major damage has been insect damage along the lower edges of the book, front edge of the rear panel and to the lower third of the back strip – the underlying webbing can be seen. Age toning to the text block edges and pages with some scattered foxing along the top edge. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels with signing to the back strip. Like the underlying board, the major damage has been caused by insects – with almost complete with deer is of the front and rear fold over panels and a whole that is commensurate with the hole in the back strip with lighter nibbles along the back strip edge – please see photograph. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 55, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Carols; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 0124021. Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0124021  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pixerama Foldbook of The Rolling Stones with 12 Super Glossy Pictures of Your Favorites
Grant, Nigel (Introduction),
Wolfe Publishing Ltd., London, 1964. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. not paginated, introduction by Nigel Grant. 12 black and white photographs in a fold out layout decorate the interior. Coloured photographic covers, showing The Rolling Stones circa 1964, with white and red writing on the front cover and white on the spine. There has been rubbing to the edges and scuffing to corners. There is a crease that runs the full length of the front cover, and a small triangular crease to the top left-hand corner of the back panel. A small foldout book with back and white photographs of The Rolling Stones very early in their career, Brian Jones is still with the band. Published by Pixrama. This is the first UK edition. Size: 32mo - up to 5" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Music ; Photography; Inventory No: 0105007. Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105007  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Waltz with Matilda: On the Trail of the Song
Mendelsohn, Oscar A.,
Landsdowne Press, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. between pages 42 and 43 there are four pages of black-and-white photography. Light orange coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with gilt and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The author goes it into the history, along way demolishing myths and adding a few more, to the most recognisable song in Australia 'Waltzing Matilda'. The author has given a small gift inscription to the top edge of the free front end page and signed on the title page – please see photograph. Softening of the back strip edges and rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages with the top right hand corner of the title page through to page 1 being the dogeared, top right hand corner. Offset tanning to the end pages. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and a little creasing of the top dustwrapper edge. There is a 0.5'' tear to the top edge of the front panel. Rubbing and grubby marks to the dustwrapper. Browning and some foxing spots to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [14] 136, [2] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Australia; Music. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 0123731. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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AC/DC; Maximum Rock & Roll, Deluxe Edition
Englehart, Murray with Arnaud Durieux,
HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble, New South Wales, 2009. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, discography, acknowledgements, photo credits and index. The text is illustrated with copious black and white and colour photographs, reproductions of posters and the occasional reproduction of documents. Black coloured textured boards with silver and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners and to the backstrip edges. A few marks to the book boards. A history of the iconic rock 'n' roll group AC/DC, known to all as Acca Dacca. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (8), 488 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; AC/DC Rock Band; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0112278. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.00 (AUD)
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Albert's Boomerang Songster; No. 79
Not Credited,
Albert & Son Pty. Ltd., Sydney, No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Photographic paper cover with green and black coloured titles. A small booklet, probably put out in the 1970s, with the words of popular songs. There is a special supplement of Bob Dylan lyrics – eight songs in all. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing to the book panels. Age toning of the pages. There is a small piece missing from the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Size: 16mo (very small). 31 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Inventory No: 0117216. Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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Allan's Community Songster; Containing Words of Volumes 4 - 5 - 6
Not Credited,
Allen & Co., Melbourne, No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Plain paper cover with black coloured titles to the front panel. A small booklet with the lyrics of songs to be sung in a community setting. Songs include Grandfather's Clock, Comin' Thro' the Rye, John Brown's Body and Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing to the book panels. Light age toning of the pages and original sticker to lower edge of the front panel. Size: 16mo (very small). Not paginated [42 pages.]. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Inventory No: 0117220. Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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America's Mistress; The Life and Times of Eartha Kitt
Williams, John L.,
ISBN: 0857385755
Quercus, London, 2013. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Introduction by author end notes, bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Between pages 144 and 145 there are eight pages of black and white and colour photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The story of Eartha Kitt – " ... a skinny, mix-race woman with an odd, angular face who was able to persuade fifties white America that she was the sexiest thing it had ever seen." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. And, how once she created the exotic persona it became her prison which he found impossible to escape; and, when the Civil Rights movement swept through America she was left adrift in a bewildering new world. Eartha would pay the price for trying to be America's mistress. Minor rubbing of the book corners and softening of the lower backstrip edge and rubbing of the top edge. Some rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], IX - XV, [3], 3 - 366 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; United States; Music. ISBN: 0857385755. ISBN/EAN: 9780857385758. Inventory No: 0129367. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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An Electronic Organ for the Home Constructor
Douglas, Alan,
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London, 1964. Second Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Second Edition. 100 pages, illustrated with circuit diagrams and some photographs. The dust jacket is badly sunned and chipped and stained. "This circuit cannot be transistorised without a complete redesign of the whole system. There is no advantage in using transistors for this kind of instrument at the moment, and it might be remembered the largest organs of real tonal Fidelity use valves exclusively. Valves of the correct type do not suffer from ageing, wide gain spreads, and the risk of immediate destruction should a wiring joint become open circuited."– page V Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Engineering -- Electrical; Inventory No: 0209780. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0209780  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Ancient English Christmas Carols MCCCC to MDCC
Rickert, Edith – Compiler,
Chatto & Windus, London, 1928. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Edition Unstated. Includes 8 plates from medieval books of Hours. Dust wrapper has a number of tiny tears. Gift note to last owner on the front end page. No other damage. Pages bright and clean. A couple of spots on the front edge page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; England; Poetry. Inventory No: 0282018. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Anyone Who Had a Heart; The Autobiography of Burt Bacharach
Bacharach, Burt F.,
ISBN: 0857898027
Atlantic Books, London, 2013. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Bert Bacharach has worked and written for over 6 decades and in this book gives an honest engaging look at his life, and the people he worked with, his marriages and the devastating fate of his daughter. The book is illustrated with some black-and-white photographs. There is no damage to describe. The book is secondhand. Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 320 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Theatre & Performance Art; Music. ISBN: 0857898027. ISBN/EAN: 9780857898029. Inventory No: 0283253. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Arturo Toscanini with selected discography by Ray Burford
Matthews, Denis,
ISBN: 0882546570
Midas Books, Tunbridge Wells, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. A nice clean copy, no damage to describe, free of annotations. Illustrated extensively throughout with black-and-white photographs, and even a caricature. The discography occupies pages 128 – 170 and the book is indexed. This fascinating study of the life of the work of the great Italian conductor not only traces Toscanini's remarkable career but also assesses – with great musical insight – the immeasurable impact of his performances and recordings, and his enormous influence on operatic and orchestral standards and on musical interpretation generally – front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0882546570. ISBN/EAN: 9780882546575. Inventory No: 0272640. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Bach (The Master Musicians)
Williams, C. F. Abdy,
J. M. Dent and Sons, London, 1903. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated . Edition Unstated. list of illustrations, genealogies, catalogue of vocal works, catalogue of instrumental works, bibliography and glossary. Illustrated portrait frontispiece, of Johann Sebastian Bach, which is protected by a tissue guard in good condition. There are another eight illustrations within the text, or present. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured decoration and titles to the front panel and back strip. Gilt to the top text block edge. A small book on the baroque musician Bach – his family, life, and, more importantly, his music. Softening and a little rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Some sunning of the back strip. Uniform tanning of the text block edges, with lighter tanning of the pages. The front text edge has not been split between page 221 and to the rear end page – please see photo. Offset tanning to the end pages and to the top right-hand corner there has been a blind stamp applied which goes to page VI. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - X, [1] 222, [1] pages,. Deckled Front and Lower Edges (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Germany; 17th-century; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0127524. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Bach on Records
Marek, George,
The Four Corners, New York, 1942. First Edition
 Softcover (Side-stapled) Softcover (Side-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated . First Edition. Foreword by Leopold Stokowskistop throughout the book there are small black-and-white line drawings colour illustrated paperback binding with yellow coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles back strip. The author, the music critic for Good Housekeeping, and programme annotator for the Metropolitan Opera, gives a small biography of the 17th-century music composer Johann Sebastien Bach, a small discussion of his music and, correct at time of the book's publication, a listing of the various recordings of Bach's music that had been put on vinyl. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with a small insect blemish to the lower edge of the front spined gutter. Age toning of the text block edges and pages and the lower right-hand corner of the pages had become dogeared from page 78 through to the end of the book. there is a grubby mark the top right-hand corner of the free front end page and the staples are very slightly rusted. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 94 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0127517. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Bach: a Pictorial Biography
Neumann, Werner,
Thames & Hudson, London, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 143 pp., 128 illustrations, chonology, indexed. Endpapers show a faint shadow from the foldover flaps; original owner's name on front endpaper; the dustwrapper has a 1/2" tear hidden along the bottom edge of the front panel, and slight chipping/rubbing to the top edge. This book is a pictorial biography of J. S. Bach with examples of his writing, photographs of places he used to live, engravings, etc. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Music; Inventory No: 0203817. Very Good Condition
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
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Bartók (The master musicians)
Griffiths, Paul,
ISBN: 0460031821
J. M. Dent & Son's, London, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. With 8 pages of photographs, one map and 79 musical examples. A biography of Bela Bartok, in which the author has attempted to show the importance of everything he created from his early twenties onwards, and not to favour any of the particular faces that Bartok chose to put on view, whether the constructivist of the late twenties or the folksong arranger, the wild genius of the Miraculous Mandarin, or the superb artist of the Concerto for orchestra. Name top of the front end page, date of purchase at the bottom. No other annotations, no other damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0460031821. ISBN/EAN: 9780460031820. Inventory No: 0271690. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Basic Skills of Singing
Brewer, Lennox,
ISBN: 0959742204
Self Published, Toorak, 1975. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Line Drawings. First Edition. 350 g; VI, 58 pages, printed on the right-hand side only, and bound in textured green card with gilt titling on the front panel only. The book shows no damage, apart from previous owner's details on the inside of the front cover. The ISBN and other publication information were obtained from the National library of Australia website. Illustrated with line drawings with some colour. "The actual laws of singing that I have written down, had been arranged to follow the pattern of the "Melba Method" Book." -- Page III Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Line Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; ISBN: 0959742204. ISBN/EAN: 9780959742206. Inventory No: 0235148. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Bawdy Songs of the Early Music Hall
Speaight, George -- Selected and Introduced By,
ISBN: 0715370138
David & Charles, Newton Abbot / London / Vancouver, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 96 pages, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, introduction by selector, notes and notes to the songs. The text is illustrated with contemporary illustrations. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Minor shelfwear to the lower book edges and there is browning to the paper edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. The paper use within the text is of a slight brown hue and printing is of a dark brown. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing a contemporary illustration " The Frisky Vocalist ", with yellow background and maroon and black writing on the front panel and spine. A little rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and crinkling to the head and to the heel of the spine. Some marks to the laminate of the dust wrapper. The Music Hall was founded on the Song and Supper Rooms of Regency and early Victorian London. In these rooms, young men about town would shout out their favourite songs -- usually bawdy parodies of popular ballads of the time. The mid Victorian morality decried these songs and so the paper records were burnt. There appeared that no record of the songs had survived this burning, until a cache was discovered in the British Museum and a selection ( this book in fact ) of these songs has been printed for the first time. This is the first UK edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Music ; Erotica; ISBN: 0715370138. ISBN/EAN: 9780715370131. Inventory No: 0104184. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Bawdy Songs of the Early Music Hall
Speaight, George -- Selected and Introduced By,
ISBN: 0701807202
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various Contemporary. First Edition. 450 grammes; 96 pages, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, introduction by selector, notes and notes to the songs. The text is illustrated with contemporary illustrations. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Printed on brownish stock. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing a contemporary illustration " The Frisky Vocalist ", with yellow background and maroon and black writing on the front panel and spine. Trivial handling marks to the dustjacket. All in all very good copy. The Music Hall was founded on the Song and Supper Rooms of Regency and early Victorian London. In these rooms, young men about town would shout out their favourite songs -- usually bawdy parodies of popular ballads of the time. The mid Victorian morality decried these songs and so the paper records were burnt. There appeared that no record of the songs had survived this burning, until a cache was discovered in the British Museum and a selection ( this book in fact ) of these songs has been printed for the first time. . Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various Contemporary. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Music; Erotica; ISBN: 0701807202. ISBN/EAN: 9780701807207. Inventory No: 0233824. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Bawdy Songs of the Early Music Hall
Speaight, George -- Selected and Introduced By,
ISBN: 0701807202
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various Contemporary. First Edition. 450 grammes; 96 pages, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, introduction by selector, notes and notes to the songs. The text is illustrated with contemporary illustrations. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Printed on brownish stock. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing a contemporary illustration " The Frisky Vocalist ", with yellow background and maroon and black writing on the front panel and spine. Trivial handling marks to the dustjacket. All in all very good copy. The Music Hall was founded on the Song and Supper Rooms of Regency and early Victorian London. In these rooms, young men about town would shout out their favourite songs -- usually bawdy parodies of popular ballads of the time. The mid Victorian morality decried these songs and so the paper records were burnt. There appeared that no record of the songs had survived this burning, until a cache was discovered in the British Museum and a selection ( this book in fact ) of these songs has been printed for the first time. . Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various Contemporary. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Music; Erotica; ISBN: 0701807202. ISBN/EAN: 9780701807207. Inventory No: 0233824. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Bawdy Songs of the Early Music Hall
Speaight, George -- Selected and Introduced By,
ISBN: 0715370138
David & Charles, Newton Abbot/London/Vancouver, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 450 grammes; 96 pages, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, introduction by selector, notes and notes to the songs. The text is illustrated with contemporary illustrations. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Printed on pale brown paper using brown ink. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing a contemporary illustration " The Frisky Vocalist ", with yellow background and maroon and black writing on the front panel and spine. The Music Hall was founded on the Song and Supper Rooms of Regency and early Victorian London. In these rooms, young men about town would shout out their favourite songs -- usually bawdy parodies of popular ballads of the time. The mid Victorian morality decried these songs and so the paper records were burnt. There appeared that no record of the songs had survived this burning, until a cache was discovered in the British Museum and a selection ( this book in fact ) of these songs has been printed for the first time. Both front and rear pages shows signs of foxing, and the top edge of the text block is quite browned. . Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: music; Music; Erotica; ISBN: 0715370138. ISBN/EAN: 9780715370131. Inventory No: 0221284. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Bells in Australia
Keating, John Deakin,
ISBN: 0522841635
Melbourne University Press, Carlton North, VIC, Australia, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 600 g; XIV, 150 pages, indexed, bibliography, seven appendices, illustrated with photographs, and facsimiles of documents. This book puts on record all the important public bells (excluding domestic or hand-bells) known to exist in Australia. Some ships' bells of historic importance are included, but fire bells are mentioned only incidentally. The base edge of the boards shows light rubbing, and they are traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block.. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; History -- Australia; Architecture; Music; ISBN: 0522841635. ISBN/EAN: 9780522841633. Inventory No: 0218066. Good
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Bill Wyman; Stone Alone; the Story of a Rock 'n' Roll Band
Wyman, Bill & Coleman, Ray,
ISBN: 0670828947
Viking, London, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.05 kg; XIII, 594 pp., including 16 pages of monotone photographs, appendices, discography, listing of performances, index. Minor handling marks to the text block edges. Otherwise in very good order. For 25 years Bill Wyman has been the "silent Stone", the quiet bass player in the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band. He has also been keeping a meticulous diary, and this autobiography of a band is a note by no tradition of the Stones' tumultuous early years. -- front fold over blurb. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Music. ISBN: 0670828947. ISBN/EAN: 9780670828944. Inventory No: 0267813. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney
Giuliano, Geoffrey,
ISBN: 0525933743
Dutton, New York, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. Second-hand copy, well looked after, with no damage to either the jacket, or the book. Illustrated with a number of black-and-white plates in two sections, and with various sections at the rear of the book such as Paul McCartney's band history, Paul McCartney's solo discography, promotional releases, Paul McCartney bootlegs, and with bibliography & index. A biography of Paul McCartney current to the start of the nineteen nineties. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 384 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0525933743. ISBN/EAN: 9780525933748. Inventory No: 0272231. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Bob Dylan, Under the Influence - the Songs he Didn't Write
Barker, Derek,
ISBN: 1842404245
Chrome Dreams, Suffolk, England, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: black-and-white photographs. First Edition. there is no damage to describe. No annotations. This book documents in depth every track that Bob Dylan covered in concert, in session, and on the record – more than 500 in all – revealing both the song's origins and help Dylan came to discover and record or perform each one. – Repairable of Size: Trade Paperback. 512 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: black-and-white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; ISBN: 1842404245. ISBN/EAN: 9781842404249. Inventory No: 0282924. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Bob Marley a rebel life
Morris, Dennis,
ISBN: 0859653315
Plexus Publishing Ltd, London, 1999. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photography. First Edition. In this photograhic tribute to Bob Marley, close friend and celebrated photographer Dennis Morris, pays tribute to an artist and performer who became a spiritual avatar to millions. Morris photographed Marley at almost every point in his career and the resulting images are intimate shots that could only have been taken by a trusted friend, capturing the essence of the man and his many moods. Morris’s own recollections of Marley accompany the images, along with quotations from Marley that reveal his thoughts on life, politics and being black in a white man’s world. Together the text and images show a hitherto unseen Bob Marley, offering insights into his life on the road, in the studio, onstage and at home in Jamaica with his family. The book also has a complete discography of Marley recordings. Illustrated with both colour and black-and-white plates, some double page. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 112 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Music. ISBN: 0859653315. ISBN/EAN: 9780859653312. Inventory No: 0267809. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Book and Lyrics of the Best-Known Gilbert & Sullivan Operas and the Bab Ballads
Gilbert, Sir W. S.,
Windsor Press, New York, 1932. Reprint
 Hardcover (Illustrated Cloth) Hardcover (Illustrated Cloth). Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Sir William Gilbert. Reprint. Publisher's notice. The text is illustrated with small black and white line drawings by Sir William Gilbert. Dark red coloured textured cloth covered boards with gilt and blue coloured embossed illustrations, and, gilt embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. Blue coloured tint to the top text edge. The book includes – . H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor . The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty . The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu and, . The Bab Ballads. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners. A little bumping of the lower book edges. Light tanning of the text block edges and pages. Offset tanning to the end pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V, [1] 698, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sir William Gilbert. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Opera ; Illustration; Music. Inventory No: 0129876. Very Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Boomerang The All New Black & White Minstrel Show Songster; No. 2
Not Credited,
Albert & Son Pty. Ltd., Sydney, No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Illustrated paper cover with red, black and white coloured titles to the front panel. A small booklet with the lyrics of songs that were once sung by Black and White minstrel's. Songs include Sweet and Low, A Bicycle Built for Two and You Stepped Out Of a Dream. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing to the book panels. Very light age toning of the pages. Original price sticker to the lower edge of the front panel. Size: 16mo (very small). 27 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; Inventory No: 0117224. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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