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NEW EDITION IN NEW BINDING. In the new edition there are added about forty reproductions in fac-simile of autographs of distinguished singers and instru- mentalists, including Sarasate, Joachim, Sir Charles Halle, Stavenhagen, Henschel, Trebelli, Miss IMacintyre, Jean Gerardy, etc. Qiiarto, doth ek'^anf^ gi/t edges, emblematic design on cover, 6s. May also be had in a variety of Fancy Bindings, MUSIC OF The POETS: A MUSICIANS' BIRTHDAY BOOK. Edited by Eleonore D'Esterre Keeling. This is a unique Birthday Book. Against each date are given the names of musicians whose birthday it is, together with a verse-quotation appropriate to the character of their different compositions or performances. A special feature of the book consists in the reproduction in fac-simile of autographs, and autographic music, of living composers. The selections of verse (from before Chaucer to the present time) have been made with admirable critical insight. English verse is rich in utterances of the poets about music, and merely as a volume of poetry about music this book makes a charming anthology. Three sonnets by Mr. Theodore Watts, on the "Fausts" of Berlioz, Schumann, and Gounod, have been written specially for this volume. It is illustrated with designs of various musical instruments, etc.; autographs of Rubenstcin, Dvorak, Greig, Mackenzie, Villiers Stanford, etc., etc. "To musical amateurs this will certainly prove the most attractive birthday book ever published." — Manchester Guardian. London: Walter Scott, Limited, Paternoster Square. I