This pair of books are a learning tool, for the 1985 exam requirements of Scales & Arpeggios of the Violoncello, and are published by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. They are both edited and fingered by Margaret Moncrieff.
Book I (Grades 1-5) , 11 inner-pages : Grades 1 & 2 are one page each ; Grade 3 two pages ; Grades 4 & 5 three pages each. Some useful added handwriting on most pages (sample pages 8 & 9, Photo Two).
Marks : As stated above, the book contains some additional, useful handwriting on most pages.
Foxing : A very-slight fox-mark, on inside of Back Cover, bottom-right (approx. 2mm-squared in size).
Dog-Earring : None.
Spinal-Wear : Bottom of spine has worn through on Cover-only, continues for an inch. Top of spine has worn through on Cover-only, continues for half-an-inch.
Book II (Grades 6-8), 24 inner-pages: Scales-2-Octaves Grade 6 two pages ; Scales-3-Octaves Grades 6 & 7 three pages ; Scales-3-Octaves Grade 7 one page ; Scales-3-Octaves Grade 8 four pages ; Chromatic-Scales-2-Octaves Grade 6 two pages ; Chromatic-Scales-2-Octaves Grade 7 one page ; Chromatic-Scales-3-Octaves Grade 8 two pages ; Arpeggios-2-Octaves Grade 6 one page ; Arpeggios-3-Octaves Grades 6 & 7 one page ; Arpeggios-3-Octaves Grades 7 & 8 one page ; Arpeggios-3-Octaves Grade 8 one page ; Dominant-Sevenths-2-Octaves Grades 6-8 two pages ; Diminished-Sevenths-2-Octaves Grades 6-8 one page ; Double-Stop-Scales Grades 7 & 8 one page.
Marks : Occasional, useful handwriting on pages 2,3,17 (sample right-hand-page 17, Photo Three).
Foxing : None.
Dog-Earring : A virtual (ie not a complete fold-over) dog-ear on bottom-right of Book II, from Front Cover to Back Cover. Size 4mm x 3mm triangle. No other discernible dog-earring.
Spinal-Wear : Bottom of spine has worn through on Cover-only, continues for half-an-inch. No wearing through on top of spine.
(no. of pages in total : 35 inner-pages)