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Rare and Out of Print

Banjo and Concertina Music

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All the books are printed in A4. They have plastic ring binding, with the back cover of card and the front of clear plastic. The images shown are of these reprints themselves.

High quality paper is used with virtually no show-through.

The number of pages in each book as shown in the list is pretty accurate, but may sometimes include several original advertisements for instruments or other publications. These are nevertheless interesting in themselves, for although the JAT catalogue is well known, there are others, for example in "Merton Unbound", which are unusual and intriguing -- Where is all that music now?

Publishers:-

AJB………………Anton J. Benjamin

B&M……………..Barnes & Mullins

CE………………..Clifford Essex Music Co.

CM&M…………..Cammeyer Music & Manufacturing Co.

E&C……………..Essex & Cammeyer

FD&H……………Francis, Day & Hunter

JAT………………John Alvey Turner

JED………………John E. Dallas & Sons

WEB……….……..W. E. Ballantine

WJS…….….…… Wm. J. Smith Music Co.

Some of the original books have pencilled crosses or ticks or perhaps note names written in. Most of these kinds of blemishes - for example there were even motorcycle tyre marks on virtually every page of "Merton Unbound"(!) - I have erased. Some have, however, slipped through the net. I suppose one might just about suggest they have a kind of historical validity…

All the original books from which these photo prints were made are part of my own collection, with the exception of The Complete Guide.. which is owned by David Stacey.

Douglas Parry (JAT) has generously allowed the reproduction of Morley’s Tutor, copyright permission has been obtained for The Cultivation of the Hands.

The measurements of the originals given here (some have been rounded up to the nearest inch) represent old imperial sizes - 10"x 14" was known, I believe, as Crown Folio - and the proportions of these do not always lie happily on A4...

There are two more volumes in preparation: A book of songs for voice and banjo or guitar and a very rare 1872 Converse tutor.

If you’d like to order any of these books please email cogubamus@tiscali.co.uk .The postage will be calculated according to the order. There will be 5% off the price of a multiple order up to 5, 10% up to 10, and 15% for 11 and over.

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