Entretiens sur l'État de la Musique Grecque, vers le milieu de quatrieme siecle, avant l'Ere vulgaire

Amsterdam... Paris: Les Freres De Bure, 1777. Octavo. Plain early gray contempoirary wrappers. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), [5]-110 pp. + 1f. (errata).

Wrappers slightly worn and frayed, reinforced at spine. Edges dusty; corners of many leaves slightly turned; occasional minor staining to lower margins; partial repair of errata leaf adhered to lower wrapper.

From the collection of the noted English theatre designer and director Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966), with his autograph signature and date of 1911 to front pastedown.

A very good untrimmed copy.

First Edition. Cortot p. 16. Wolffheim II, 125. Gregory-Bartlett I, 24. RISM BVI p. 119.

"Barthélemy enjoyed the company of such lovers of antiquity and music as Caylus and Chabanon. As a writer who was regularly published in the Journal des savants, and the author of dissertations both scholarly and popular, he was elected to the Académie Française in 1789. His Voyages du jeune anacharsis en Grèce vers le milieu du IVe siècle avant l'ère vulgaire, an extensive introduction to Greek civilization, had considerable influence on his generation. His comments on Greek music were the subject of a separate publication: Entretiens sur l'état de la musique grecque, vers le milieu du quatrième siècle, avant l'ère vulgaire (Amsterdam and Paris, 1777). In this work Barthélemy defends a concept of music comprising melody, rhythm, poetry, dance, gesture, all the sciences and most of the arts." Philippe Vendrix in Grove Music Online. Item #26028

Price: $325.00  other currencies

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