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My Musical Life By Rimsky-Korsakov / 1942 Alfred Knopf, New York / In Good Condition / 16 Black and White Plate Illustrations

My Musical Life By Rimsky-Korsakov / 1942 Alfred Knopf, New York / In Good Condition / 16 Black and White Plate Illustrations

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Hardback book, 16 black and white plates, blue decorative cloth boards
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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My Musical Life by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov. An account by the Russian composer of late nineteenth century music and his relationships with his contemporaries. This version was original published on 19th October 1923 and this copy is a revised edition from January 1942 with enlarged black and white plates. It is a fairly large volume and is in good condition.

The contents are very good with clean and tightly bound pages. This copy has never been written in and there are no other signs of previous ownership. The top closed edge is tanned and the other two edges are rough cut. There is remarkably little foxing or tanning for a vintage volume. All 16 black and white plates are present and some of the portraits are very striking indeed (see photos). Opens onto endpapers decorated with a blue Russian folk art design. With a sticker of the original bookseller in the bottom corner of the front paste down.

Blue cloth boards are charming and have also remained in good condition. The colourful vignette in the centre is bright and good, as is the gilt star pattern which travels across onto the rear board. There is some very slight fading to the blue cloth at the bottom edge and on the spine and a few tiny white flecks.

The spine itself has also fared very well being un-faded and with bright titles.

Your copy of My Musical Life will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon.

PLEASE NOTE this is a large and heavy book. H 24.5 cm x W 16.5 cm, 480 pages plus 22 pages index, 1.2 kg. I dispatch worldwide* daily from the UK. Further shipping information can be found in the shop policies section if required.
*There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to.
My Musical Life by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov. An account by the Russian composer of late nineteenth century music and his relationships with his contemporaries. This version was original published on 19th October 1923 and this copy is a revised edition from January 1942 with enlarged black and white plates. It is a fairly large volume and is in good condition.

The contents are very good with clean and tightly bound pages. This copy has never been written in and there are no other signs of previous ownership. The top closed edge is tanned and the other two edges are rough cut. There is remarkably little foxing or tanning for a vintage volume. All 16 black and white plates are present and some of the portraits are very striking indeed (see photos). Opens onto endpapers decorated with a blue Russian folk art design. With a sticker of the original bookseller in the bottom corner of the front paste down.

Blue cloth boards are charming and have also remained in good condition. The colourful vignette in the centre is bright and good, as is the gilt star pattern which travels across onto the rear board. There is some very slight fading to the blue cloth at the bottom edge and on the spine and a few tiny white flecks.

The spine itself has also fared very well being un-faded and with bright titles.

Your copy of My Musical Life will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon.

PLEASE NOTE this is a large and heavy book. H 24.5 cm x W 16.5 cm, 480 pages plus 22 pages index, 1.2 kg. I dispatch worldwide* daily from the UK. Further shipping information can be found in the shop policies section if required.
*There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to.

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Economy / Surface mail quotations will always be provided upon request.
For delivery outside the UK customs forms and documents will be completed, however, you may be liable for import tax duty.
If buying from outside the UK your item will arrive with the correct customs labels and documents. Please note that the price of the item in pounds sterling has to be included on the outside of the parcel on the customs forms.
Your parcel will arrive wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon at no extra charge.
I aim always to post within one business day and use Royal Mail within the UK and Standard Airmail Service abroad.
For International orders I aim to deliver in 10 working days but this may take longer due to delays such as Bank Holidays, customs or weather etc. Please be aware items very occasionally get held up at customs and there is nothing the buyer or seller can do to speed this up. Royal Mail Airmail is a very reliable service but please note their delivery window before an item is considered undelivered is 20 working days for Europe and 25 working days for the rest of the world. I will be unable to pursue a claim for lost mail until these dates have been reached. Tracking and insurance are provided for valuable items.
Economy / Surface mail quotations will always be provided upon request.
For delivery outside the UK customs forms and documents will be completed, however, you may be liable for import tax duty.
If buying from outside the UK your item will arrive with the correct customs labels and documents. Please note that the price of the item in pounds sterling has to be included on the outside of the parcel on the customs forms.
Your parcel will arrive wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon at no extra charge.

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