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A Bibliography of the Works of Hector Berlioz. 1803-1869.

BERLIOZ Hector.; HOPKINSON Cecil (1951.)

£2500.00  [First Edition]

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Illustrations. First edition, limited to 320 copies on Mellotex paper, 20 copies on Hodgkinson hand-made paper, this one of 2 copies printed for the author on Japanese Vellum, hors commerce. 4to., full green crushed morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, signed  Zaehnsdorf, marbled paper pull-off case. Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.

Inscribed in ink under the limitation statement 'My dear wife, who has for some seventeen years patiently and forbearingly, endured the preparation of this book, the magnitude of which I promise never to repeat again in all my life. For all this I offer her my deepest thanks and love. Cecil. East Meon. July 19th 1951'. Pasted to the leaf opposite, within a hand ruled frame, a one page ALS from Hector Berlioz, dated 20.11.46 'Veuillez être assez bon pour annoncer mon concert dans le prochain numéro de la Sylphide, vous m'obligerez beaucoup. J'aurais l'honneur de vous envoyer des billets avant le 28. Mille compliments (?) H.Berlioz'.

Stock Code: 218129