Mutine: Ex Typographia Haeredum Cassiani, 1688. Folio. Full dark brown calf with raised bands on spine. 1f. (recto large cross with music within decorative ruled border with decorative endpieces, verso blank), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso blank), 1f. (dedication), 3ff., 265, [i] (decorative cross), [ix] (index, etc.), [i] (colophon) pp. Music typeset throughout. Printed in black with red highlights. With woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces throughout.
With "C.D.G.M." in early manuscript to front pastedown.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; head and tail of spine chipped, upper hinge reinforced with tape; endpapers worn and slightly chipped. Some signs of wear; moderate browning and foxing throughout; occasional repairs.
First (and only) Edition. Eitner III, p. 347. Fetis II, p. 149. Wolffheim II, 2298. BUC, p. 318 (one copy only).
Erculeo was "an Italian writer on music, composer, teacher and singer. He studied music at the Collegio Germanico, Rome. By 1638 he was a soprano in the chapel at the court of Duke Franceso I d'Este at Modena. Later he also taught singing and Pacchioni was one of his pupils... His four books of the 1680s derive primarily from his work as a singing teacher, and the last three (of which the "Cantus Omnis Ecclesiasticus" was one) are specially interesting for the light they throw on the performance of Gregorian chant of the period." TNG Vol. 6, p. 226. Item #31439
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