Leipzig: Schwickertschen Verlage, 1792. Octavo. Quarter dark brown cloth with marbled boards. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), [v]-xxiv, 540 pp.
Binding slightly worn; spine stained; joints split. Uniform light browning and some very minor foxing; remnants of early blue wrapper to inner margins of title and final leaf; occasional mispagination.
Quite a good copy overall.
First Edition. Scarce. Wolffheim I, 221. Hirsch IV, 1040. RISM BVI, p. 323.
A German music historian, theorist and bibliographer, Forkel "is generally regarded as one of the founders of modern musicology... The Allgemeine Geschichte, the magnum opus of Forkel’s historical studies, was the first German attempt at a comprehensive history of music... [It] set the standard for later bibliographies in terms of thoroughness and organization. It contains some 3000 entries, from antiquity to the late 18th century, with well-ordered comments on the content and quality of each source." George B. Stauffer in Grove Music Online. Item #23583
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