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Victor Edward - The Magic of the Hands

Hardback. Nd. 1930's? A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt. Previous owner's name on front end-papers. Not foxed. 117 pages. 113 figures. Magic tricks with cards, coins etc.
Published : Waddilove & Co,
£18.00

Voltaire (Edited By Desmond Flower) - Voltaire's Essay on Milton

Hardback. A very good copy in marbled boards with blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 400 copies "for presentation by the Printer to his friends in printing and publishing Christmas 1954." Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. pp.xiv,[ii],30 + colophon. Tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Published : Privately Printed, Cambridge 1954,
£30.00

Walker James - On Just Intonation in Song and in Speech

A very good copy in green cloth decorated in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. Page edges red. Green endpapers. Small tear in cloth at top of spine. Presentation copy from author. 105pp + 28 plates. Chapters on melodic song, polyphonic song,the moral influence of beauty in song etc.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation 1876, First Edition
£45.00

Walsh T.J. - Opera in Dublin 1705-1797 the Social Scene

A very good copy in the original clear plastic wrapper. Pp.xv,386. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations. Tells the complete story of opera in Dublin in the 18th century for the first time. Described as "a major contribution to the social history of Dublin".
Published : Allen Figgis, Dublin 1973, First Edition
£20.00

Walters H.B. - History of Ancient Pottery Greek, Etruscan and Roman Based on the Work of Samuel Birch

A good, sound, two volume set in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spines a little marked. Vol.1,pp.xxxvi,504. Vol.11,pp.xiv,588. 69 plates. 230 illustrations in text.
Published : John Murray, London 1905, First Edition
£50.00

Ware, J. Redding - The Isle of Wight

Hardback. Nd. Early 1870s? A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. Smallish ink? mark at foot of a few later pages. Pp.[4],182. 15 mounted photographs of which 12 are full-page with tissue-guards. Photograph available on request.
Published : Provost & Co, London, New Edition
£130.00

Warwick, Lou - The Mackenzies Called Compton : The Story of the Compton Comedy Company, Incorporated in the History of Northampton Theatre Royal and Opera House, 1884-1927

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. This is "Patronage Copy No. 310" which was subscribed for by Lilian Compton MacKenzie (the widow of Sir Compton MacKenzie) and is signed by the author. 328 pages.Numerous illustrations. The story of the Compton Comedy Company which Sir Compton MacKenzie was born into and which he left to gain fame as an author. This copy came from the library of his widow and includes material loosely inserted which predates his death, in particular a copy, unsigned, three page mainly typed letter dated 5th March 1939 by him to M. Willson-Disher objecting to inaccuracies concerning his grandfather in an article writtewn by the latter about the Lyceum Theatre. An excellent association copy.
Published : Lou Warwick 1977, First Edition
£45.00

Webster, James - Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style: Through-Composition and Cyclic Integration in his Instrumental Music (Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis)

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Pp.xix,402. Numerous musical examples. Tables. A study of Haydn's instrumental music with a detailed and comprehensive analysis of his "Farewell" symphony.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1991, First Edition
£50.00

Whistler Laurence - Scenes and Signs on Glass

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 30 pages text + 80 plates showing engraved glass. This is no. 59 of 1200 copies and is signed by the author. This book illustrates work done by Whistler between 1975 and 1985.
Published : The Cupid Press, Woodbridge 1985, First Edition
£18.00

Wilcox R. Turner - Five Centuries of American Costume

4to. A very good copy in a good, clean, complete dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears at the top of the spine and on the lower panel. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xv,207. Many illustrations. Four of the ten chapters cover military dress and there are other chapters on the dress of the earliest settlers in America, on children's dress in the 16th to 20th centuries etc.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1963, First Edition
£15.00

Wilkinson Peter (Editor) - Photography Yearbook 1995

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 224pp. A superb collection of colour and black and white photographs.
Published : Fountain Press 1994, First Edition
£12.00

Wilkinson Peter (Edotor) - Photography Yearbook 1994

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 224pp. A superb collection of colour and black and white photographs.
Published : Fountain Press 1993, First Edition
£11.00

Willetts Pamela J. - The Henry Lawes Manuscript

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little torn at corners. A couple of small ink annotations. 83pp + 22 plates at end. Frontispiece. This is a reassessment of Lawes' place in English music and song.
Published : The Trustees of the British Museum, London 1969, First Edition
£15.00

Williams Ioan - A Straitened Stage a Study of the Theatre of J. Saunders Lewis

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 208pp. A study of the greatest Welsh language playwright of the 20th century.
Published : Seren Books, Bridgend 1991, First Edition
£12.00

Wills Geoffrey - English and Irish Glass

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper browned on spine and edges. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : Guinness Signatures, London 1968, First Edition
£9.00

Wintersgill Donald - English Antiques 1700-1830

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Spine lettering on wrapper faded but readable. 256 pages. Many illustrations including colour. A study of English antiques in "the age of elegance".
Published : William Morrow, New York 1975, First USA Edition
£7.00

Wood Melusine - Some Historical Dances (Twelfth to Nineteenth Century) Their Manner of Performance and Their Place in the Social Life of the Time

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with chips to the upper edge. 184pp. 10 illustrations. Alternate chapters on dances (with steps and music) and historical notes.
Published : C.W. Beaumont for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London 1952, First Edition
£35.00

Worsthorne Simon Towneley - Venetian Opera in the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which has a couple of small closed edge tears. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper otherwise a clean copy internally. Pp.xi,194. 23 plates. Music examples. This reprint has a Supplementary Bibliography.
Published : Oxford University Press 1968, Reprint
£25.00

Wylie Gus - The Complete Photographer

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 255pp. Numerous illustrations including more than 300 photographs.
Published : Pyramid Books, London 1989, First Edition
£9.00

Yerbury Trevor; Cant Malcolm - Yerbury: A Photographic Collection, 1850-1993

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Gift inscription on half-title. 192 pagres. Foreword by Richard Demarco. A book of photographs, many of Edinburgh but including some portraits, taken by four generations of the Yerbury family of photographers.
Published : Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£27.00

Yerbury, Trevor; Cant, Malcolm - Yerbury: A Photographic Collection, 1850-1993

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 192 pages. A fascinating collection of Edinburgh photographs taken by four generations of the Yerbury family of photographers, the earliest dating from the 1850s.
Published : Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£30.00