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Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979.

Percy H. Muir review of John E. T. Clark's Musical Boxes

circa 1961


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F952


Creator: Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979.


Title: Percy H. Muir review of John E. T. Clark's Musical Boxes


Inclusive Dates: circa 1961


Extent: 2 items


Abstract: British author, bibliographer, and antiquarian bookseller Percy H. Muir (1894-1979) wrote these two drafts of a review of the third edition of John E. T. Clark's, Musical Boxes: A History and Appreciation, published in 1961 by G. Allen and Unwin.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F952, Percy H. Muir review of John E. T. Clark's Musical Boxes, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 66, F952: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, October 2013.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, February 2014.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

British author, bibliographer, and antiquarian bookseller Percy H. Muir (1894-1979) compiled bibliographies of the first editions of such authors as Aldous Huxley and George Eliot and wrote numerous books on book collecting, including Victorian Illustrated Books (1970) and Book Collecting as a Hobby: In a Series of Letters to Everyman (1944).

As a director of various antiquarian bookshops and booksellers for over fifty years, Muir was instrumental in the founding of the British Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Percy Muir also wrote a regular column, "Notes on Sales," for the Times Literary Supplement from 1940-1945, as well as articles and reviews for AB Bookman's Weekly, Colophon, and Library.

Sources:

"Percival H(orace) Muir." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed February 26, 2014).


Scope and Content Note

Percy H. Muir wrote these two drafts of a review of the third edition of John E. T. Clark's book, Musical Boxes: A History and Appreciation, published in 1961 by G. Allen and Unwin.

The first draft is a nine-page review, handwritten and initialed by Muir, on the verso of typed pages of the "Dublin Magazine Index." The draft bears numerous, corrections, deletions, and additions.

The second draft is a five-page carbon typescript without corrections. This draft clearly reflects the editing detected in the first draft and bears Muir's typed initials.


Selected Search Terms

Alternate Title
Clark, John E. T. Musical Boxes: A History and Appreciation
Personal Names
Clark, John E. T.
Topical Terms
Authors, English--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Reviews (document genre)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 099, F297, Percy H. Muir, review of The British Union Catalogue of Early Music

MSS 099, F953, Percy H. Muir, "The Typographic Adventure of William Morris"

MSS 099, F799, Percy H. Muir letters to Mrs. H. W. Roberts

MSS 099, F953, Percy H. Muir letters to Rev. James Brown


Arranged chronologically.


Detailed Contents List

Percy H. Muir review of John E. T. Clark's Musical Boxes, circa 1961   [Box 66 F95]