London: Faber Music, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed by Leslie Bricusse to Eric Idle on the front flyleaf. Octavo: 527 p. with numerous textual photographs (most color). Original black cloth binding, with gilt titles. Light bump to the spine head; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
From the library of revered English actor, comedian, musician, and writer Eric Idle, accompanied by a letter of provenance. Idle (b.1943) is a founding member of the British comedy troupe Monty Python, as well as the parody rock group The Rutles, and is the writer of the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot.
In a review for his Eric Idle Online! blog concerning his June and July reading in 2013, Idle wrote: "Pure delight from the long and wonderful Musical Career of Leslie Bricusse. President of Footlights, he paved the way to Broadway writing so many brilliant songs, often with Anthony Newley. 'If I Ruled The World', 'What Kind of Fool Am I?', 'Gonna Build A Mountain', 'You Only Live Twice'…I could go on but Sammy Davis Jr. recorded 60 of his songs…An inspiration and delightful company." Fine / Fine. Item #75563