Excerpt from Catalogue of Printed Music Published Between 1487 and 1800 Now in the British Museum, Vol. 1: A-K This Catalogue contains the titles of all the printed music belonging to the British Museum to the close of the eighteenth century (december, 1800) The date chosen for the limit of the work is that generally accepted as marking the division between the earlier and the modern schools of music. It has the additional advantage of excluding the vast mass of music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a separate ...
Excerpt from Catalogue of Printed Music Published Between 1487 and 1800 Now in the British Museum, Vol. 1: A-K This Catalogue contains the titles of all the printed music belonging to the British Museum to the close of the eighteenth century (december, 1800) The date chosen for the limit of the work is that generally accepted as marking the division between the earlier and the modern schools of music. It has the additional advantage of excluding the vast mass of music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a separate Catalogue of which, consisting at the present time of 343 volumes (partly transcribed and partly printed), is placed in the Reading Room. The system adopted in that Catalogue, the compilation of which was begun by the late Thomas Oliphant in the year 1841, has been adhered to in the present work in order that the entries in the two catalogues may be uniform in form and arrangement. The entries in this work are, however, no mere reprints of those in the General Catalogue of Music. Each volume or piece has been examined, and in the majority of instances recatalogued, while, in the case of rare and valuable works, the descriptions have been more fully and accurately set forth. The titles of the numerous pieces of music issued in periodicals, both British and foreign, of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, have been included in this Catalogue. The greater part of these will be found in the main body of the work, the remainder are inserted in the Supplement. An unfortunate custom of omitting to date printed music has prevailed among music publishers both in Great Britain and in other countries since about the beginning of the eighteenth century. It is consequently impossible to date the music of this period with absolute accuracy, and it is not improbable that a few of the works here described may have appeared after the year 1800, while others which were issued before the close of that year may be omitted. For the same reason the dates assigned tentatively in brackets are in many cases liable to revision, although every care has been taken to supply the correct date of each book or separate piece of music. In the case of foreign publications the dates assigned are as a rule even more uncertain than those of musiciv preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Near Fine. Book. Large 8vo. 2 Volume complete set. Vol I: A-K & Vol II: L-Z and First Supplement. Dark blue cloth hardcovers with gilt stamping to the spines, gilt page edges. Corners and spine edges slightly bumped, light foxing to the end pages. Interiors clean and bright; bindings tight. The date chosen for the limit of the work is that generally accepted as marking the division between the earlier and the modern schools of music. The supplement in Vol. II lists music to 1900. An invaluable reference to the state of music in England up to the 19th century. Uncommon in the U.S. as a set.
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