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1 (Beethoven, Ludwig von). Marek, George R. BEETHOVEN: Biography of a Genius
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1969). Third printing. Green marbled boards with gilt signature device to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine. Large octavo. Hardcover. Creased bump to the crown of the spine, wear to the spine tail, two mild bumps to the fore-edges of the covers, else near fine; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with edge tears, nicks, and creasing to the extremities. 
696 pages, frontispiece color plate of Beethoven, fifty-two b&w plates, twenty-four b&w illustrations, a Beethoven calendar, who's who, bibliography, and an index. A biography written in honor of the two-hundredth anniversary of Beethoven's birth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Henze, Hans Werner; Spencer, Stewart, translator BOHEMIAN FIFTHS: An Autobiography
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, (1998). 0691006830 / 9780691006833 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. The lower edges of pages 397-422 show crumpled tears, not affecting text; thus very good plus in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 512 pages, twenty-three b&w plates, and an index. 
Translated from the German by Spencer. The memoirs of Henze from his unhappy childhood during the rise of Fascism in Germany to his success as a composer with an individual style that emerged during the early 1950s. 
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3 Kirschner, Bill, editor THE OXFORD COMPANION TO JAZZ
No place. Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in purple wraps. 
Quarto. This guide to the history, performers, and music of jazz is a unique collection of 60 essays specially-commissioned from today's top jazz writers and performers. 812 pages including a selected bibliography. An essential music reference work. 
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4 Kirschner, Bill, editor THE OXFORD COMPANION TO JAZZ
(New York): Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Quarto. This guide to the history, performers, and music of jazz is a unique collection of 60 essays specially-commissioned from today's top jazz writers and performers. 812 pages including a selected bibliography. An essential music reference work. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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