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The Music Of The Poets " A Musician's Birthday Book"
By ELEONORE D'ESTERRE-KEELING 2nd Edition, Completely Revised, Published by WALTER SCOTT, LTD., London. Original Publication was 1897. A unique book of 355 pages....9" x 61/2" in size, in a DIARY FORM with the Birthday Dates of the various Composers. Full Morocco Leather covers with gilt blocking and page edging. Nice condition for age ....front board a tad loose but binding is tight....no age spotting and only very slight browning to page edges.There are quite a few signatures in the Diary...the earliest signature I can see is 1906 and they go through to 1952....most around 1914 to 1920's. Very interesting Diary type book on the major Composers of the time....OF INTEREST TO Autograph Collectors I'd say....and to OPERA LOVERS....there are about 50 signatures in the Diary including a message and signature of FERRUCCIO CECCHINI DATED 28/10 1929...he was a renowned Italian Opera Star I believe.
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