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Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts
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This book describes 124 baptismal fonts that can be found in our churches dating back to the “Early Norman” period and continuing to the “Perpendicular” period. Each font described is illustrated by an engraving.
 
add €41.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-9-6
Dictionary of Terms in Art by F. W. Fairholt
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This book contains over 1,000 entries from “Abaculus” to “Zone”. Contains an appendix containing a bibliography of further texts.
 
add €47.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-10-3
Art under the seats by Llewellynn Jewitt
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This book describes misericords (misereres), or the sculpture that is used to decorate the under-side of the seats which are in the choirs of our cathedrals and collegiate churches, art that normally gets overlooked.
 
add €19.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-11-0
Ancient Stone Crosses of England by Alfred Rimer
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This book contains descriptions of Stone Crosses across the British Isles. Including, the market crosses at Chichester, Salisbury and Ross; Winchester “Butter Cross” ; crosses at Glastonbury, Iona, Abingdon, Leighton-Buzzard, Waltham, Bromboro, etc.
 
add €29.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-13-4

Biography


Anecdote Lives by John Timbs
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This book contains over 500 anecdotes of the above named eminent artists; these being derived from original communications, and sources otherwise not generally used. Each artist is divided into two sections: the first being a chronological account of his life; the second being characteristics, retrospective opinions, and personal traits. Thus giving a more flowing account of the lives of these men.
 
add €53.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-5-8
A Blind Musician Looks Back by Alfred Hollins
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This book gives a flowing account of the life of this eminent blind concert organist, pianist, and composer; who was soloist with the Berlin, London, and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Tracing his life from his birth in Hull in 1865, and describing his three North American Tours, and those in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
 
add €55.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-00-4
School-Days of Eminent Men by John Timbs
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This book contains two sections: the first is an history of education from the reign of King Alfred to that of Queen Victoria, containing sketches on the education of Monarchs and scholars; the foundation of schools including Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester, Westminster, Charterhouse, etc. The second is an account of the early lives of eminent people and how they acquired their learning.
 
add €49.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-06-6

Engineering


Commonwealth Electric Company Chicago by W. B. Henshaw
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This book is a collection of photographs of the Commonwealth Electric Company’s Fisk Street power station in Chicago. They were originally a series of “magic-lantern” slides used in talks about electricity supply, generation and engineering. They are dated May 2, 1907. The individual headings are taken from a set of notes which accompanied the slides.
 
add €37.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-18-9
Edison Electric Illuminating Company Boston by W. B. Henshaw
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This book is a collection of photographs of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company’s L. Street power station and other sub-stations in Boston. They were originally a series of “magic-lantern” slides used in talks about electricity supply, generation and engineering. They were taken circa 1907. The individual headings are taken from a set of notes which accompanied the slides.
 
add €52.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-19-6

Fiction


Bob Norberry by John Levey
This is a tale of life in Ireland in the early 19th century. It involves unscrupulous lawyers, duels and lost heirs.
 
add €49.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-09-7

History


Art under the seats by Llewellynn Jewitt
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This book describes misericords (misereres), or the sculpture that is used to decorate the under-side of the seats which are in the choirs of our cathedrals and collegiate churches, art that normally gets overlooked.
 
add €19.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-11-0
Ancient Stone Crosses of England by Alfred Rimer
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This book contains descriptions of Stone Crosses across the British Isles. Including, the market crosses at Chichester, Salisbury and Ross; Winchester “Butter Cross” ; crosses at Glastonbury, Iona, Abingdon, Leighton-Buzzard, Waltham, Bromboro, etc.
 
add €29.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-13-4
Half hours with some English Antiquities by Llewellynn Jewitt
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This book represents an introduction to archaeology and describes articles found in various locations throughout Britain together with details of the locations themselves. The chapters are headed :– “Among barrows.” “Among stone circles, cromlechs, etc.” “Among implements of flint and stone.” “Among celts and other early instruments of bronze.” “Among Roman roads, towns, and villas; tesselated pavements, temples, alters, sepulchra inscriptions, mining operations, etc.” “Among ancient pottery.” “Among arms and armour.” “Among sepulchral slabs and brasses, etc.” “Among coins.” “Among church bells.” “Among glass, stained glass, encaustic tiles, tapestry, etc.” “Among personal ornaments.”
 
add €32.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-15-8

Music


Dictionary of Musical Terms by John Hiles
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This book contains an explanation of the various technical terms used in music, as they occur in the works of the most eminent classical composers and theoretical writers, both ancient and modern; descriptions of the various voices and instruments, and of the names and qualities of the different organ stops, both English and Foreign.
 
add €27.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-1-0
The Early English Organ Builders by F. Rimbault
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This book is about the Old English Organ Builders, from the fifteenth century until the Great Rebellion (English Civil War). It is based on the text of a lecture given at the [Royal] College of Organists on November 15th, 1864.
 
add €16.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-2-7
Story of the Electric Organ by Dr J. W. Hinton
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This book contains the history of the early application of electric action to the pipe-organ, together with biographical sketches of the pioneers in this area (C. S. Barker and Dr. Péschard).
 
add €28.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-3-4
Practical Organ Building by W. E. Dickson
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This book offers a concise step-by-step description of the building of a chamber pipe-organ. Precise instructions on the tasks needed in building a one or two manual pipe organ, including the tools needed, the making of a stopped diapason rank, the sound-boards, wind-chests, bellows, action, and a section on village church organs.
 
add €29.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-4-1
A Blind Musician Looks Back by Alfred Hollins
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This book gives a flowing account of the life of this eminent blind concert organist, pianist, and composer; who was soloist with the Berlin, London, and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Tracing his life from his birth in Hull in 1865, and describing his three North American Tours, and those in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
 
add €55.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-00-4
Exploration of the Organ Stops by Carl Locher
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This book describes in a dictionary type format, various organ stops and other contrivances used on an organ; with details of combinations that each stop can be used with.
 
add €22.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-01-1
Reform in Organ Building by Thomas Casson
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This book is the text of a lecture given by Thomas Casson to the Birmingham and Midland Musical Guild on 4th February 1888. It covers the inadequate provision of the pedal organ, and details a novel solution to this problem.
 
add €5.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-02-8
Tales of Organists by John Warriner
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This book contains over 400 anecdotes, tales, comic passages, which have been supplied by various organists. This makes a most amusing collection, and also gives an insight into the lives of 19th and early 20th century organist and choir masters. The various chapters are entitled: Tales which are (probably) Stories; Tales Which are not Stories; Rather Longer Tales; Tales in Verse; Obiter Dicta; “Best” Stories and Tales which have been docked; Containing a Moral without a Tale; Tales with a Beginning and no Particular End; Tales Without a Beginning, but with an Unmistakeable Coda; Stories of the Supernormal; Conundrums and Howlers.
 
add €28.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-03-5
Modern Organ Stops by Noel A.Bonavia-Hunt
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This book is a practical guide to their nomenclature, construction, and artistic use. The various stops are described in alphabetical order, with details of scale, mouth dimensions, voicing, and location of specimen samples. Also included is an appendix of technical terms used in the book and elsewhere.
 
add €33.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-04-2
Modern Organ Tuning by Herman Smith
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This book explains the technique for tuning the pipe organ, together with the details of setting the scale with equal temperament. Also included is the history of the musical scale and how it was derived.
 
add €27.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-17-2
Organ Building for Amateurs by Mark Wicks
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This book contains details of how to make the various parts of a pipe organ, including, the key and stop action, key-boards, pipes, bellows and the case. It also contains information on defects and their cures, and on tuning.
 
add €50.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-21-9
Catechism of the Organ by John Hiles
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This book outlines in question and answer format ; the construction, history, and the playing of the organ ; it also describes the various organ stops, and contains a number of specifications of organs in Germany, England and France.
 
add €30.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-22-6
Organ Stops and their artistic registration by G. A. Audsley
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This book contains descriptions, construction details, and offers ideas for the use of the various stops or voices in an organ. To supplement the volume, a completely new index of names and places has been added.
 
add €42.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-23-3
Organ voicing and tuning
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This book offers details of the voicing of various organ pipes, the tools needed, and details of tuning the instrument. The book has been written for amateur organ constructors and organ technicians.
 
add €20.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-24-0
The Organ and Its Position in Musical Art by H. Heathcote Statham
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add €36.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-25-7
The Story of Organ Music by C. F. Abdy Williams
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This book chronicles the history of music for the organ from its beginnings in Greek and Roman times through its development in mediæval times to the beginning of the 20th century. It contains biographical details of Italian, German, English, French, Dutch and Spanish composers together with some examples of their work.
 
add €38.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-26-4
The Story of the Organ by C. F. Abdy Williams
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This book chronicles the development of the organ from its beginnings in Greek and Roman times, as an hydraulus, through its development in Germany, France and England, to the beginning of the 20th century. It includes the development of the keyboard, stops and bellows, and other inventions in the 18th and 19th centuries; how the instrument has had its opponents which caused its destruction in some areas. There are appendixes that list organ builders, organ stops and technical terms, a bibliography and a number of organ specifications.
 
add €42.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-27-1
The Influence of the Organ in History by Dudley Buck
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This book is the text of the inaugural lecture given by Dudley Buck to the department of organ of the music college in the University of Boston.
 
add €5.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-28-8
A Bibliography of Organ Music by W. B. Henshaw
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The third edition of this book now contains over 10,000 composers and 74,000 entries, making it one of the most comprehensive list of organ music ever published. Each composer is listed with ‘life-dates’ and their main countries of residence; alternate spellings of names which are cross referenced in their related positions are given, together with the portion of the name usually used highlighted. The list of compositions for each composer includes publisher, date of publication and composition, opus number, and the movements of large multi-movement works. Note that owing to varied information sometimes available, not all of the above is necessary on each work. Other information included is an appendix of publishers including their web-address where known.
 
add €68.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-29-5
The Organ by Hopkins & Rimbault
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This book contains a History of the Organ by E. F. Rimbault, followed by a comprehensive treatise on the construction of the Organ by E. J. Hopkins; with an appendix of 342 specification of Organs, together with a list of foreign and English equivalent terms. The main sections included in the history are: The Ancient Organ; the Mediæval Organ; the first Organ-builders; and the founders of modern Organ-building. The main sections of the construction are: The exterior; the wind-collecting portion; the wind-distribution portion (sound-board, the table, &c); the mechanism; the sound-producing portions; tuning and temperament; common faults; and suggestions for the construction and erection.
 
add €68.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-30-1
Memoirs of the Musical Drama by George Hogarth
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This book chronicles the history of Opera up until 1830s, starting at the origin of Opera in Masques, Moralities and Mysteries in the 15th century. It covers the art in France, England, Germany and Italy. Composers, singers and authors included are :- Quinault, Fontenelle, La Fontaine, Lulli, Rameau, Ben Jonson, Alfonso Ferabosco, Nicolo Laniere, Milton, Matthew Lock, Dryden, Purcell, Scarlatti, Caldara, Lotti, Vivaldi, Mattheson, Keiser, Metastasio, Handel, Goldoni, Galuppi, Terradellas, Perez, Logroscino, Tesi, Faustina, Cuzzoni, Farinelli, Senesino, Caffarelli, Gizziello, Carestini, Guarducci, Durastanti, Guadagni, Mingotti, Gabrielli, Lavinia Fenton, Thomas Walker, Jeremiah Clarke, Thomas Augustine Arne, John Beard, Cecilia Young, Boyce, Michael Arne, Piccini, Sacchini, Anfossi, Traetta, Guglielmi, Sarti, Paesiello, Cimarosa, Zingarelli, Gluck, John Christian Bach, Naumann, Misliwiczek, Haydn, Mozart, Rameau, Rousseau, D'Hele, Dalayrac, Gossec, Salieri, Beau-marchais, Mehul, Cherubini, Catel, Berton, Le Sueur, Boieldieu, Hérold, Auber, Meyerbeer, and Halévy.
 
add €45.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-31-8

Naval


Life of Nelson by Horatio Nelson & William Waldegrave Rodstock
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This book combines two books published in 1806. The first section (book), contains an biographical account concentrating on his naval exploits, and also containing a copy of his will. The second section (book), contains accounts of the naval encounters which were published in the “London Gazette.” This is prefixed with “an address to the officers, seamen, and marines of His Majesty’s Fleets.” The accounts included are:- 1. Lord Howe - 1 June 1794. 2. Adm. Cornwallis - 17 June 1795. 3. Lord Bridport - 23 June 1795. 4. Sir John Jervis - 14 Feb. 1797. 5. Admiral Duncan - 11 Oct. 1797. 6. Sir Horatio Nelson, The Nile - 1 Aug. 1798. 7. Sir Sydney Smith - 1799. 8. Lord Nelson, Copenhagen - 2 April 1801. 9. Sir J. Saumarez – 9 July 1801. 10. Lord Nelson, Trafalgar - 21 Oct. 1805. 11. Lord Collingwood's, Continuation. 12. Sir R. J. Strachan - 3 Nov. 1805. 13. Sir J. T. Duckworth - 6 Feb. 1806. A letter from Lord Howe. Account of public funeral of Lord Nelson.
 
add €31.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-05-9

Poetry


The Poetical Works of Gilbert West
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This book contains the poetical work of Gilbert West, comprising: On the Abuse of Travelling, in Imitation of Spenser; Education, in Imitation of Spenser; The Institution of the Order of the Garter; Elegy on a Blackbird; Father Francis’ Prayer; An Inscription on the Cell; An Inscription in the Cell; Inscription on a Summer-house.
 
add €26.95 ISBN: 978-0-9528184-7-2
The Poetical and Prose Works of Henry Kirke White
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This book contains the poetical, prose works and remains of the poet Henry Kirke White who died at the early age of twenty-one. Includes the poems: “Childhood”; “Clifton Grove”; “Time”; “The Christiad”; other miscellaneous poems; ballads; songs; sonnets; hymns; odes; fragments; letters; and also tributary verses by other poets. An account of his life is given by Dr Southey
 
add €55.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-08-0

Topographical


Pilgrimages to English Shrines by Mrs S. C. Hall
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This book is the first collected edition containing essays which were originally published in the Art Journal between the years 1849-1852. It describes visits to:- The Birth-Place of Thomas Chatterton; The Tomb of Thomas Gray; The House of Andrew Marvel; The Church of St. Andrew Undershaft, the Tomb of John Stow; The Tomb of John Kyrle; The Grave of Sir Richard Lovelace; The Grave of Lady Rachel Russell; The Monument of Wren; The Grave of William Penn; Shrines in Buckinghamshire; The Garden of Sir Thomas More; The Grave of Edmund Burke; A Day at Chatsworth; The Village of Eyam; The Grave of Grace Aguilar; Chertsey and its Neighbourhood. Which were undertaken by Mrs Hall and friends, at a time when many of the locations were beginning to disappear, and gives an insight into early Victorian pastimes.
 
add €43.95 ISBN: 978-1-902222-07-3


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