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1 Martin, George. VERDI: HIS MUSIC, LIFE AND TIMES.
Dodd, Mead & Co. [New York]. 1963. (1963). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st printing of the American edition. 633pp. Tall 8vo. Red cloth with Verdi's facsimile signature in dark red on the front cover. The top of the spine bears the author's name in gilt within a gilt-ruled, dark red panel with 2 gilt rulings above & one below. A similar panel at the bottom carries the publisher's name. The center of the spine has a gilt-ruled, dark red panel with the title lettered in gilt. Top edge red. 16 b/w photo plates on glossy paper with 21 illustrations, 8 plates on non-glossy paper with 13 Delfico cartoons, & numerous text drawings by Everett Raymond Kinstler. 9 maps. Facsimiles of Verdi's Letters & musical scores, etc. Bibliography & index. Fine (no defects)/ DJ ( 1 3/4' tear starting at the top edge of the spine & extending down diagonally into the front, a 3/4' edge tear on the top of the front, 3/4' tear on the right spine edge, light wear to spine extremes o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects with unclipped price). NOTE: Extra postage will be required for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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2 Strachey, Marjorie. THE NIGHTINGALE: A LIFE OF CHOPIN.
Longmans, Green & Co. [New York]. 1925. (No date). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 6 preliminary leaves, 3-305pp. sm8vo. Green cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Frontispiece portrait of Chopin by George Sands on coated paper with tissue guard. The title page is dated 1925 & no additional printing history is given. Per the custom of the publisher's London home office prior to the mid-1920s, this would be a 1st edition. Foxing on edges of the text block, a previous owner's attractive bookplate, o/w Good, i.e.obvious signs of the use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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