28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 10


Classical Music with Presentation Inscriptions
An interesting archive of signed music scores presented to the music critic and author Michael Kennedy. The collection comprises;
Vaughan Williams (Ralph), Symphony No 8 in D Minor; Dona Nobis Pacem; The Bridal Day; three scores published by OUP, each with initialed presentation inscription from the composer, wraps;
Vaughan Williams (Ralph), Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, OUP, presentation inscription from Ursula Vaughan Williams, written a month after Ralph's death 'This would have been sent with Ralph's love ....', one page TLS from Ralph and three page ALS from Ursula loosely inserted, wraps;
idem, Pastoral Symphony, Boosey & Hawkes, presentation inscription from Ursula, wraps;
idem (and Sharp and Karpeles), Nine English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, OUP, presentation inscription from Ursula;~
Delius (Frederick), Appalachia, Boosey & Hawkes, well worn copy signed by Sir John Barbirolli on front cover, annotation throughout which is believed to be in the hand of Barbirolli, spine broken. Stored in envelope on which Kennedy has written 'John's score of 'Appalachia' - very precious';
Elgar (Edward), Falstaff ..., Novello, signed by John Barbirolli and with pencil annotations throughout, believed to be in the hand of Barbirolli, Michael Kennedy blind stamp, two page A.L.S. from Barbirolli in envelope loosely inserted, cloth;
idem, Symphony No 1 (In a Flat) for Full Orchestra. Novello, presentation inscription to Kennedy from John Barbirolli 'in affectionate remembrance of his pilgrimage to Salisbury ......', blindstamp of Michael Kennedy, wraps;
Strauss (R.) Oboe Concerto, signed on cover and title page by Lady Evelyn Rothwell, oboist and wife of John Barbirolli, ?her pencil annotations throughout, initialed note loosely inserted, a well worn copy;
idem, Concerto for Oboe, signed on first page by Evelyn Rothwell, ?her annotations throughout, cloth;
Herrmann (Bernard), Wuthering Heights, Novello, quarto, presentation inscription from the composer, wraps.
idem, Elgar - Symphonic Study - Falstaff, 12'' record with presentation inscription on sleeve from Bernard Hermann who conducted the performance by the LSO (1968);
Elgar (Edward), Sketches for Symphony No 3 elaborated by Anthony Payne, [and]
Pomp and Circumstance No 6, orchestrated by Anthony Payne, both with
presentation inscription from Anthony Payne, wraps;
idem, The Severn Suite, Op. 87. (Draft), presentation inscription from Bram Gay (edit.), TLS loosely inserted, comb binding;
Mahler (Gustav), Performing Version of Tenth Symphony by Deryck Cooke, two page TLS and two page ALS from Deryck Cooke, one page and two page ALS from Cooke's partner loosely inserted, wraps;
Matthews (Colin), Four Moods for Viola and Piano, [and] Luminoso (Quasi Fanfare), presentation inscription from the composer in each, ALS in second title;
Tippett (Michael), String Quartet No. 5, signed by the composer, wraps;
Bruckner (Anton), IX Symphonie D-Moll, numbered ltd. edition of 250, TLS from Gunnar Cohrs (conductor) loosely inserted, wraps. (21)

Sold for £500
Estimated at £500 - £800


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th Apr, 2023

A rare late 18th century diary written by Lady Mary Broughton detailing a two-year Grand Tour around Europe, is one of the highlights of the sale. Not only is it a remarkable and detailed travel diary written from a rare female perspective, but it is an important document recording the everyday social history of Europe and a treasure trove of information on picture collections and museums of the era. Also of note is a 17th century Manuscript Account Book with a connection to Crosthwaite in the Lake District, a fine John Speed Map of the World published in 1676, and a copy of John C. Bourne's 'The History and Description of the Great Western Railway'. Amongst the children's literature in the sale is a first edition set of C.S. Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia', and a first edition of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. 

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