Hardcover, red cloth lettered in gold on spine, in publisher’s price-clipped dust-jacket. First American edition, having been published a year earlier in Great Britain. A collection of passages penned by famous classical composers of both a technical and personal nature. Contents are arranged by country of the writer. No previous ownership marks. Very mild toning to page margins, else a clean, sound, tight and unmarked copy. Dust-jacket shows age toning to extremities and is toned to light brown at spine. Very good+ in a good dust-jacket.