By Not Stated
London   Mansell
11.5" by 9" xiv, 769pp.
A first edition of this catalogue of folk dance and song from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, in excellent condition.
By Not Stated

1973 The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Catalogue of the English Folk Dance and Song Society Acquisitions to the Library of books, pamphlets, periodicals, sheet music and manuscripts, from its inception to 1971

London   Mansell
11.5" by 9" xiv, 769pp.
A first edition of this catalogue of folk dance and song from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, in excellent condition.
£190.00
: 2.5kgs / : 832M6

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First Edition, Scarce

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Stamps for Caerleon College of Education Library to the front and rear paste downs, the front and rear free end papers, the title page and the fore edge. The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library is the library and archive of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, located in Cecil Sharp House. It is a multi-media library comprising books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, photographs, sound recordings, manuscripts, field notes, etc. of a number of collectors of folk music and dance traditions in the British Isles. It is named after Ralph Vaughan Williams, the composer, collector and past president of the EFDSS. This catalogue holds a record of all the acquisitions to this library since its inception until 1971. Over the years, the library has added collections of folklorists such as Lucy Broadwood, Janet Blunt, Anne Gilchrist, George Butterworth and George Gardiner. It also contains copies of the papers and notebooks of Sabine Baring-Gould, Ralph Vaughan Williams and James Madison Carpenter; and the field recordings of Percy Grainger and the BBC Folk Music Archive. Subjects covered include: folk songs, broadside ballads, sea shanties, nursery rhymes, street cries, carols/hymns, music hall, ritual/ceremonial dance, and morris dance, among others.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally in excellent condition, with just some splitting to the plastic covering the cloth to the joints. Colour is good and gilt is bright. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.

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