Athinai: Typois Epam. Zankouroglou, 1917. Folio. Original publisher's decorative wrappers. [i] (title), [i] (copyright notice and handstamps of authors' signatures), [i] (contents), [i] (bibliography), [ii] (preface by the editors, dated Athens, December 1916), [xxxvi] (introductory essay in three chapters), 64 (music) pp. Textual matter typeset. In Greek.
Textual matter paginated using Greek letters (Milesian numerals). Original overpastes as corrections to numeration of songs from 55 on. Music presented in piano layout (two braced staves per system), with the text of the first strophe written above. Any further strophes printed as residual text.
Inscription in ink to upper right corner of upper wrapper: "A Mon[sieur] Edward D[illegible] Souvenir de [illegible] à ?Spetrovi 9.IV. 1934 [signature, illegible]." Annotations in German in purple pencil.
Upper wrapper partly detached, with some loss; lower lacking. Most signatures detached.
Scarce. WorldCat (five copies only: the University of Basel; Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich; Harvard University; Smith College. Additional copies at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.
An anthology of traditional Greek music from antiquity (Seikilos epitaph) to the early twentieth century, including folk songs, dances, and samples from the repertory of the Greek Orthodox Church. With extended scholarly preliminaries and commentaries. Item #25023
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