Folio. Dark-tan leather-backed marbled boards. 179, [i] (blank) pp. With extensive musical examples, tables, etc.
Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine lacking; upper detached; free front endpaper detached. Uniform light browning; occasional foxing, browning, and soiling; some overpastes; some signatures split; title detached; other minor defects.
"The geometric symbols ... come directly from André Lehrbuch der Tonsetzkunst, Erster Band ... ; the Roman numerals are derived, in all probability, from G. Weber, Versuch einer geordneten Theorie der Tonsetzkunst ... However much of the material is similar to that found in any number of ordinary instructional works of the period, e.g., M. Winkler, Generalbass und Harmonielehre ... And, of course, the main 18th century influence appears to be that of Kirnberger (1774), who was the major German progenitor of the 19th-century authors ... It is an interesting sociological document anfd reflects the state of music pedagogy vis à vis music theory near the end of the first half of the [19th] century." Allen Forte in a letter to J & J Lubrano dated August 29, 1983.
Professor Forte suggests that this attractive manuscript was probably written by an amateur female musician.
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