A Collector's Journey Notable Music Books Written Prior to 1800

[New Castle, DE]: Oak Knoll Press, 2015. Full dark blue publisher's cloth with silver titling to spine. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), v (contents), vii-xi (Preface), xii (blank), xiii-xvii (Introduction), xviii (Abbreviations), 142 pp. (including Author Index, Chronological List of Titles, Endnotes, and Selected Sources). With illustrative plates in colour. In dustjacket.

"English collector James E. Matthew's the Literature of Music (1896) was one of the earliest attempts at identifying the most useful, interesting, and influential books on Western music. With the benefit of a historical perspective, Dr. Robert H. Cowden follows in Matthew's tradition, assembling a list of 122 significant works in music history, aesthetics, performance practice, instrument construction, theory, and pedagogy... In this book, he employs a combination of scholarly awareness and collector's passion to provide insightful commentary on these original sources of Western music. Each entry also include a physical description and indicates the number of copies held in libraries worldwide." Oak Knoll Press. Item #25835

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