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DESCARTES, Rene
Discours de la Methode, pour bien conduire saraison, & chercher la verite dans les Sciences. Plus, La Dioptrique etles Meteores, Qui sont des effais de cette Methode. Nouvelle Edition,revue & corrigee. En deux tomes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Paris. Chez Pierre Huet, (vol.1.), & LaCompagnie des Librairies. (Vol.2.). 1724.,  16mo, (in 8's), 16.6cm, in2 volumes, 470 & [8],479pp., with 26 folding plates (complete), in fullcontemporary calf, real raised bands, full gilt spine panel decorations,both title labels wanting, volume labels present, spines chipped at thetop and bottom edges, worn at the edges, both volumes have some slightdamp staining along the top text edge, five of the plates are a bit tattyon the leading edge with text loss due to being over folded, a very goodattractive antique set ~ This edition is uncommon. Volume I alsoincludes "Abrege' de la Musique." Volume II is sub-titled "Plus laDioptrique, les Meteores, la Mechanique, & la Musique; qui sont desessais de cette Methode. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigee & augmenteedes Remarques du P. Poisson, P.D.L." An interesting pre-FrenchRevolution edition of the great French philosophers most popularwritings: "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roy".
$1499.96    Book Number: 31981         Order / Enquire




DEWAR, Walter F. F. (Transcribed by)
The Lone Shieling or Boatsong of Highlander Exiles. With a Musical Setting Composed by Alan Burr and Renderings in Greek Verse by Harold A. Perry and in Latin by Lord Franics Hervey.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. John Murray. 1925.,  20cm, first edition, viii,27p., 2 plates, linen over red paper boards, label on front board, light foxing, a very good copy (scds)
$25.00                          Book Number: 27666                         Order / Enquire



EHRLICH, A.
Celebrated Pianists of the Past and Present. A Collection of One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Biographies, with Portraits.
Philadelphia. Theodore Presser. 1894.,  19.5cm, enlarged American edition, viii,423p., with 139 portraits, brown cloth, gilt titles & front decoration, very good copy (N4). Includes great composer's who were also prominent pianists such as J.S. Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Couperin, Gottschalk, Grieg, Liszt Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rubinstein, Scarlatti, Saint-Saens and Clara Schumann
$87.50    Book Number: 13364         Order / Enquire




EMMERSON, George S.
A Social History of Scottish Dance. Ane Celestial Recreatioun.
Montreal and London. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1972.,  tall8vo. 25.5cm, xv,352p., with 39 illustrations, 9 figures, music, appendices, bibliography, indexes, dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles, fine in very good jacket (s8). - The author examines in depth the evidence of dance in the lives of the Scots-in ritual, drama and recreation-from the earliest times to the present. Jigs, reels, quadrilles, and country dancing are studied. In particular, the hornpipe is examined with a historical depth never before attempted.
$52.50                          Book Number: 17523                         Order / Enquire



FLEMING, James M.
The Fiddle Fancier's Guide. A Manuel of Information Regarding Violins, Violas, Basses and Bows of Classical and Modern Times, together with Biographical Notices and Portraits of the most famous Performers on these Instruments.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Haynes, Foucher & Co. 1892.,  21cm, 3rd edition, 318p., 18p. Ads., frontis and 9 plates, plus facsimiles of Violin Tickets, in the original vertical wavy grain brown cloth, gilt titles on the spine and upper cover, beveled boards, a very good to fine copy (cds)
$70.00                          Book Number: 3170                         Order / Enquire



FLOWER, John
Moonlight Serenade. A Bio-discography of the Glenn Miller Civilian Band.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New Rochelle, NY. Arlington House.,  1972. 23cm, first edition, 554p., text illustrations, blue cloth, previous owners stamp, "much underlining", otherwise very good to fine in near fine jacket (scs)
$35.00                          Book Number: 4369                         Order / Enquire



FORMEY, Jean Henri Samuel].
Abrege de Toutes les Sciences, al'Usage des Enfants. Refondu, beaucoup augmente & corrige dans toutes sesparties, afin de le rendre propre a l'usage des Ecoles des PaysCatholiques. Sixieme Edition. Corrige de nouveau, & la partie historiquecontinuee jusqu'a present.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Rouen. Chez Labbey, Libraire. 1787.,  16mo.16cm, ix,179,(1)pp., with 9 engraved plates, complete with half title,in contemporary full dark calf, gilt titles and floral motif in thepanels, marbled endpapers, some damp staining towards the rear and on thebottom board but not affecting the plates, board edges worn, a very goodcopy (ds1). ~ An French science text for children with approbationdated 1786. With a new Introduction for the sixth edition, corrected andenlarged edition of 1787. All sciences are addressed, based on aquestion and answer system.
$150.00                          Book Number: 33760                         Order / Enquire



FREEMAN, Larry
The Melodies Linger On. 50 Years of Popular Song.
Watkins Glen, N.Y. Century House. 1951.,  sm4to. 26cm, 212p., numerous illustrations, music, black cloth, very good (scs). - A chronological selection of the best known American songs from 1900 to 1950. Extensively illustrated with sheet music covers.
$24.50                          Book Number: 17917                         Order / Enquire



GIBBONS, Roy W.
The CCFCS Collection of Musical Instruments Volume Two: Idiophones and Membranophones.
Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.:  Ottawa. National Museum of Man Mercury Series. 1983.,  28cm, xii,121p., appendix, bibliography, indexes, plates, stiff printed wraps, previous owner's name on front cover blacked out, a very good copy (ds7)
$40.00                          Book Number: 20145                         Order / Enquire



GILFILLAN, Robert
Original Songs. Edinburgh. Published by JohnAnderson.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Whittaker, Treachers & Co. 1831.,  12mo, 17.5cm, TheFirst Edition, viii,152p., index, in the original fine grain publisher'splumb cloth, paper label, titles mainly worn, some slight fading andspotting on the spine, a fine copy, rare. (tr) Robert Gilfillan (7 July1798 4 December 1850) was a poet and songwriter, born at Dunfermline,Scotland, and latterly a collector of the police rates at Leith. He wrotea number of Scottish songs, and was favourably mentioned in NoctesAmbrosianae (see Wilson, J.). He was the author of the beautiful song,Oh, why left I my Hame? He published a 150-page book of songs in 1831,which garnered sufficient acclaim to spur publication of a longer versionin 1835, and another in 1839. (Wiki).
$600.00    Book Number: 36354         Order / Enquire




GIVEN, Dave
The Dave Given Rock 'n' Roll Stars Handbook. Rhythm and Blues Artists and Groups.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Smithtown, New York. Exposition Books. 1980.,  23cm, v,328p., red cloth, a fine copy (b20)
$50.00                          Book Number: 27132                         Order / Enquire



GRANT-SCHAEFER, G. Alfred (music composed by) & Walt M. DeKalb (pictures by).
Pretty Picture Songs for Little-Folks. Contents. The Sad, Sad Story of the Boy Who Ate (What) The Bells (say) etc.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London & Toronto. Weekes & Co., & Wm Briggs. Nd. [1900].,  folio, 31.5cm, [32]p., (inc title page), each page with border decorations and illustrated, stiff wraps, colour illustrated litho upper cover, wraps dust worn, one page with one corner clipped without text loss, good to very good, fragile, scarce (chds).
$100.00    Book Number: 23721         Order / Enquire




HAMEL, Pierre-Marie]
Nouveau Manuel Complet de FacteurD'Orgues. Atlas. [Encyclopedie-Roret].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Paris. A la LibrairieEncyclopedique de Roret. [1849].,  folio, 31cm, title-page vignette, 43engraved plates (primarily double-page) consisting of 972 detaileddiagrams / figures, cloth backed marbled boards, gilt spine title, someboard & spine wear, contents fine. Titles in French.(cgc) A plate bookto accompany a French manual on organ making. With nearly one thousandengravings showing all aspects of the organ. Several very intricateillustrations were engraved by Moisy. A very valuable and scarce guideto nineteenth century organ construction.
$1500.00                          Book Number: 26834                         Order / Enquire



HARPER'S Monthly Magazine
Harper's Monthly Magazine. Volume VIII. December, 1853, to May, 1854.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1854.,  24.5cm, viii,864p., double-column, 235 text illustrations, bound in in contemporary half brown morocco, wide gilt decorated raised bands, gilt spine titles, marbled boards, near fine (ds1). - Articles include: Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin. With 29 illustrations (Elisha Kent Kane); five chapters of "The Newcombes" (W.M. Thackeray); School-Boy's Story (Charles Dickens); Elephant Hunting in Ceylon. (Anon.); Incidents of Travel in New Mexico (G. Douglas Brewerton); and a delightful series of musical cartoons of entitled "Jullien's Concerts". The editor in this early period of Harper's Monthly would have been Henry J. Raymond.
$100.00                          Book Number: 27301                         Order / Enquire



HATTIE, R.M.
Looking Backward Over Two Centuries. An Historical Paper dealing with certain phrases of the History of St. Matthew's Church, Halifax, N.S.-Oldest Congregation in the United Church of Canada. One of the Two Oldest Protestant Congregations in the Dominion, both dating from 1749.
(Halifax). Kirk-Session and St. Matthew's Historical Society. 1944.,  23cm, 31p., 2 illustrations, illustrated wraps, fine (ds5.6). The first settled minister of St. Matthew's (1750) was Rev. Aaron Cleaveland, the great-grandfather of President of Grover Cleveland of the United States.
$17.50                          Book Number: 12590                         Order / Enquire


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