ATTHILL, Catherine et al.Phaidon Book of the Opera: a survey of 780 operas from 1597. Oxford Phaidon 1979 Translated from the Italian. Quarto. 512pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black and white photographs. Index. Original cloth-textured papered boards (top end lower edges faded), with dustwrapper (spine, edges and some adjacent areas, faded). Top edges spotted, yellowing and a few pale spots on early pages, but otherwise very good. ISBN 0714818852
LATHAM, Alison (edited by).The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford Oxford University Press 2003 3rd impression. [xiv], 1434pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (shallow bump on spine of dustwrapper carrying through to boards; minor rubbing on dustwrapper). Very good. ISBN 0198662122
PAHLEN, Kurt.MUSIC OF THE WORLD. A History. London Spring Books nd Translated by James A Galston. 424pp, 400 b&w illus. Orig cloth (edges sunned and lightly spotted, bump on back top edge), with d/w (a little wear). Owner's name on ffep. Very good.