SACKS, Oliver. Musicophilia.

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SACKS, Oliver. Musicophilia. London: Picador, 2007.

8vo. Publisher's black boards, spine lettered in white; in the original dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. xiv, 381; author's inscription in ink to front fly-leaf; light damp stain to tail of spine of wrapper, else near-fine.
First UK edition, inscribed by Oliver to his niece Liz in the year of publication: 'For most musical niece Liz, with music and love' Followed by three treble clefs, three kisses, and signed/dated '11/20/07 Olly.' Elizabeth is an accomplished musician, pianist, composer and accompanist who has played and performed all over the world. She holds an LRSM from the Royal School of Music.
In this work, Oliver Sacks masterfully details the profound influence that music has on everyday lives. With more areas of the human brain occupied by music than language, he argues, human beings are intrinsically affiliated to music. Sacks goes on to explore the stories of people suffering from neurological conditions, and how they have learned to adapt to a new way of life to the backing-track of music, as well as discussing how it has a real influence in aiding the recovery of some patients.

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