The Victor Book of Ballets and Ballet Music by Robert Lawrence
1950. 531 pages. Photographic dust jacket over grey cloth. Contains black and white pictures. Pages are lightly tanned with notable foxing throughout. Heavier tanning to endpapers and pastedowns. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Water marks to front endpapers, title page and first pages. Slight crinkling to paper at gutters, however binding remains firm. Occasional thumb-marking. Boards have heavy edge wear with corner bumping.. Mottling to both boards and spine. Visible tanning to spine and edges with some crushing to spine ends. Gilt lettering is darkened. Unclipped jacket. Panels have heavy edge wear with chips, tears and creasing. Water marks to rear panel. Large splits to joint, causing rear panel to become detached. Vast area of loss to spine and panels.