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THE NEAREST FARAWAY PLACE: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience
White, Timothy
ISBN: 080502266X
Henry Holt and Company New York 1994 First Edition, 1st Impression
 Quarter Cloth Hardback & DJ 416pp., b/w area-map endpapers. Unpaginated, candid, archival and contempory b/w halftone plate sections, plus frontispiece. Book clean and square. Cloth spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean, acid-free paper used. Collage-style illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Simultaneously a social history, and an intimate portrait of the wildly successful group the 'Beach Boys'...Contents include: 25 chapters, California calling, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 850g.   Very Good +
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003344  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DOWN THUNDER ROAD: The Making of Bruce Springsteen
Eliot, Marc with Appel, Mike
ISBN: 0859651746
Plexus Publishing London 1992 1st U.K.
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paperback 382pp., unpaginated [16 page], [mostly] candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped on foredge corners. An unauthorised biography of Bruce Springsteen, written with the co-operation of his former producer/manager. We learn of his troubled childhood, his treatment of the roadies, band members, girlfriends and tangled business affairs. We also learn of penniless nights spent in the back seats of cars, and bars, the rise to millionaire status, and the lawsuit...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Growing up, Down Thunder Road, Afterword, Documents, Lawsuit letters, Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 650g.   Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003642  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PINK FLOYD: Through The Eyes Of . . . the Band, it’s Fans, Friends and Foes
MacDonald, Bruno [Ed.]
ISBN: 0283062738
Sidgwick & Jackson London 1996 Second Impression
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xx, + 348pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has minor edgewear and indentations. An interesting insight into the great band: Pink Floyd, with contributions from a variety of sources. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 670g.   Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010018  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE BEATLES CONQUER AMERICA: The Photographic Record Of Their First Tour
Hoffmann, Dezo
ISBN: 0863690548
Virgin Books London 1984 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover 160pp., numerous b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, tiny corner creases to several pages. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner creases and a few small areas of surface abrasion, minor edgewear, scuffs and indentations. B/white illustrations to inside covers. The photographic illustrations in this book were all taken between January 14 and February 22, 1964. Book weight approx. 510g.   Good+
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009529  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Stokes, Geoffrey
ISBN: 0812910079
Times Books New York 1980 First Edition
 Oversize Paperback 245pp., numerous duotone, colour, b/w plates throughout. Stiff card wrap artwork by Andy Warhol. Book has minor bumps to head and foot of foredge, else good. A vivid documentary of rock's most historic band, from childhood photos thru to the end. With an introduction by Leonard Bernstein, this book is of interest to most Beatles fans. Weight approx. 1200g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.   Good+
Price: 18.48 (AUD)
Book Number: 000221  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Delbridge, Noel
ISBN: 0958073740
Coulomb Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2004 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xi, + 305pp., b/white archival illustrations, plus 24 page, b/white halftone and colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short named inscription and signature by Mike Brady on half-title page, small area of surface abrasion to same, else leaves clean. Subject-illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, soft corner crease to front panel. Published in the 25th anniversary year of Australian foorball's favourite anthem 'Up There Cazaly', this is the story of the 'man behind the song'; the tale of a 'ten-pound Pom' who grew up in Port Melbourne, became a rock star at the age of 17, and narrowly escaped death in Vietnam; musician, songwriter, record publisher and more: Mike Brady. Contents include: Thanks, Overture, 25 chapters, In The Name of Cazaly, Curtain Call, more. Book weight approx. 550g.  Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 005976  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE PROMOTERS: Inside Stories from the Australian Rock Industry
Coupe, Stuart
ISBN: 0733615031
Hodder Headline Sydney 2003 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xv, + 287pp., unpaginated, candidly-illustrated b/white halftone late sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, soft crease to title page, slight tanning to textblock edges. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn and scuffed. Contents, in chaptered 'parts, include: Prelims., Part One/ A small cog among big wheels: my own promoting career. Part Two/ Making it big down under: Australian promoters past and present. Part Three/ The road less travelled: the industry's smallest players. Part Four/ In the raw: the warts and all of being a promoter. Book weight approx. 490g.   Very Good
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 008579  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You? - The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! And the Songs of ABBA
Dodd, Philip (ed)
ISBN: 9780297844211
Weidenfeld & Nicolson London, England 2006 First UK Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dust jacket, first UK edition, 1950gms, 264 pages, illustrated endpapers. This book draws together the intertwined tale sbehind two of popular music's most remarkable stories: the songs of ABBA, and the record-breaking show that gave those songs a fresh life and a whole new audience - MAMMA MIA! Book is in very good condition with only very mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.9kg and may incur additional postage.  Very Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS35  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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St. John, Kevin
ISBN: 071192824X
Omnibus Press London 1991 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Stiff Wrap Softcover 127pp., b/w illustrations throughout. Pages clean, tight, slight ink off-setting to several pages only. Duo-tone portrait stiff card wrapper has minor bump to top foredge corner only. In his own words, Cliff's 'thoughts, ideas and opinions' on a variety of issues. Contents include: Early Days, Cliff's Conversation, Things He Says, At Home, Growing Old, Why He Never Married, Cliff's Moral Code, Music, Songs, Travel, Afterwords. An insight into a Rock music icon. Weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 14.03 (AUD)
Book Number: 000312  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Beatles, The: In Their Own Words
Miles; and Marchbank, Pearce (ed)
ISBN: 0860015408
Omnibus Press New York, USA 1978 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover Softcover, first edition, 378gms, 125 pages. The material in this book is taken from an extensive file of interviews and clippings assembled over many years. It includes short quotes, one-liners, longer quotes, interviews and photographs. Book is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: ENTMUS36  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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The John Cougar Mellencamp Songbook
John Cougar Mellencamp
Warner Bros. Publications Inc USA 1988 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover 45 songs with their music. 240pp. Creasing to covers, some turned corners, a few age spots to page edges, music and text clean and unmarked, pages tight. 800g.  Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005489  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Easy Solos for Spinet and Organ - Palmer-Hughes Spinet Organ Course - Books Two, Three, Four 2,3,4
Palmer, Bill; Hughes, Bill
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc California, USA  
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover Three books, copyrighted 1977 (book 2), 1979 (book 3) and 1966(book 4). Small price stickers on front covers, book 2 is 24pp, 3 and 4 are 32pp. 365g. Book 4 is entitled "Spinet and Organ Course book 4".  Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005074  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Joan Baez Songbook
Elie Siegmeister; John Conly; Maynard Solomon
Ryerson Music Publishers New York 1972 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover Reprint. 66 beautiful folk songs with the vocal lines and arrangements for piano and guitar kept as close as possible to the way Joan Baez performs them. Creases and two small tears to covers and a 1cm tear to first two endpapers - contents clean and unmarked. 189pp. 610g.  Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005025  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The New Eagles Complete
no author
ISBN: 0897247426
Warner Bros Pubns Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 1997 
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Soft Cover Lyrics and music from 77 songs. 331pp. Corner crease to back cover and last few pages, minor wear to covers, brown stain on bottom page edges. Internally very good, pages clean and tight. 1.1kg. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.  Good+
Price: 42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004920  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Leed’s Eight to the Bar Boogie Woogie Piano Method Book in All Its Styles
Paparelli, Frank
D Davis & Co Sydney 1941 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover Australian edition, no date but probably circa 1941, (date given by National Library of Australia). Slight soiling of back cover, pencil on p64. 165g.  Good+
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002615  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Who’s Who of Jazz - Storyville to Swing Street
John Chilton
Chilton  1979 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Cloth 368pp. Time-life records special edition. Very slight soiling to page edges, very good++. Silver titles/design on black cloth covers. 720g.  Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003230  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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My Army, O, My Army! And Other Songs
Henry Lawson
Tyrell's Ltd Sydney 1915 First Edition
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Green cloth covers on boards so thin that the book is half way between hardcover and softcover. Staples used to hold interior pages together. Covers in nasty condition (see picture), paint stain on front, top front corner curling as well as faded, slightly under half the spine cloth missing. Front stuckdown is unstuck at one corner, endpapers heavily age spotted, staples rusty. Age spotting to interior pages is light and is almost entirely confined to margins. 127pp, a few chips in some page margins. 190g.  Fair
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003293  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Violin Varnish - a Plausible Re-Creation of the Varnish Used By the Italian Violin Makers Between the Years 1550 and 1750, AD
Joseph Michelman
Joseph Michelamn Ohio, USA 1946 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Cloth Red cloth covers with gilt titles on front, 185pp. 290g.  Near Fine
Price: 112.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004205  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Songs of Happy Days
Jack Yellen; Milton Ager; et al
Allan & Co Pty Ltd Melbourne Adelaide Bendigo 1929 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Original Wraps Music and lyrics for 12 songs: Ain't She Sweet?; Auf Wiedershen, My Dear; Cheatin' on Me; Deep Night; Happy Days and Lonely Nights; Happy Days are Here Again; Happy Feet; In Your Green Hat; I Wonder What's Become of Sally?; Sleepy Town Express; Song of the Dawn; Wedding of Jack and Jill. 42 page paper booklet. Minor rubbing and very slight toning to covers, internally clean and bright. 120g.   Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005040  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Walker’s Song Book
Kamerulka and Hobnails Bushwalking Clubs
 Sydney 1962 First Edition
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Soft Cover Complied by the Kamerulka Bushwalking Club and the Hobnails Bushwalking Club. 175 songs. 100g.  Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001779  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Art of Organ Building - Volumes I and II (1,2) of Two Volume Set
Audsley, George A.
ISBN: 0486213145
Dover Pubns Mineola, New York, U.S.A. 1988 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Cloth A comprehensive historical, theoretical and practical treatise on the tonal appointment and mechanical construction of concert-room, church and chamber organs, profusely illustrated. Complete set of two volumes, with over 400 illustrations. Reprint of Audsley's classic 1905 edition. Usual library markings to wrapper spine and endpapers, handwriiten line (price/date?) on title page of each volume, otherwise in very good condition. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia. Ex-Library Good
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006445  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Leaving Home. A Conducted tour of Twentieth-century Music with Simon Rattle
Hall, Michael
ISBN: 0571178774
Faber and Faber London 1996 First Edition
4to Hard Cover viii,285pp, index, ills. As new condition.  Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20976  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Van Halen a Visual History: 1978-1984
Neil Zlozower
Chronicle Books San Francisco 2008 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hard Cover 1.5kg. shelf wear. some chipping, tearing and minor staining to edges of jacket. internally neat.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044560  Bookseller: Book Lore
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Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd
Mervyn cooke and Philip Reed
Cambridge Great Britain 1993 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paperback 240g. shelf wear.   Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044512  Bookseller: Book Lore
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Joan Sutherland: a Tribute
Moffatt Oxenbould
Art Gallery of NSW Australia 1989 
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Soft Cover 560g. shelf wear.   Good to Very Good
Price: 13.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 044511  Bookseller: Book Lore
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Giuseppe Verdi His Life and Works
Francis Toye
Vintage New York 1959 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Paperback 360g. shelf wear. some yellowing to cover.  Good
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044510  Bookseller: Book Lore
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The Queen’s Throat
Wayne Koestenbaum
Penguin England 1994 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paperback 300g. shelf wear. creasing to cover.  Good
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 044508  Bookseller: Book Lore
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On Wings of Song
Victor Carell & Beth Dean
APCOL Sydney 1982 
8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Hard Cover 410g. shelf wear. rubbing to jacket. rear end paper torn.  Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044452  Bookseller: Book Lore
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A Song of Love and Death
Peter Conrad
Hogarth London 1989 
8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Paperback 300g. shelf wear. prev owner name to FEP.  Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044451  Bookseller: Book Lore
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Mozart: His Music in His Life
Ivor Keys
Granada U. K. 1980 
8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Hard Cover 650g. shelf wear. rubbing to jacket and some minor tearing to edges. stamp to FEP.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044450  Bookseller: Book Lore
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