Hardcover,, black cloth in publisher’s pictorial dust-jacket. 648 pages. Bibliography, References, Abbreviations, Notes, Acknowledgments, Index. Illustrated with 24 black and white photographs. Second American edition, first printing with full number line. Volume I of Cairns’ massive biography of the great composer, published some ten years after the first, now revised and corrected and issued to complement volume two, published the following year. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy, book like new. Dust-jacket clean and complete, with no tears or chips. Fine in fine dust-jacket. A heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage calculated as close to actual cost as possible.