Paris: Garnier Frères, 1877.
1f. (recto half-title, verso printer's note), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto note, verso contents), -350, -356 (index) pp. With occasional musical examples.
Weckerlin. Nouveau Musiciana. Extraits d'ouvrages rares ou bizares: Anecdotes, lettres, etc. concernant la musique et les musiciens avec illustrations et airs notés. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1890. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [ix]-xii (preface), 410, -423] (index), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso list of illustrations), 1f. (recto list of musical examples, verso blank).
Weckerlin. Dernier Musiciana. Historiettes, lettres, etc., sur la musique, les musiciens et les instruments de musique. Rhythmique des anciens airs de danse. Illustrations et airs notés. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1899. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i]-v (preface), [i] (blank), 324, 325-333 (index), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto list of illustrations, verso blank), 1f. (recto list of musical examples, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank).
Octavo. Uniformly bound in quarter dark brown morocco with raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers, original publisher's yellow printed wrappers bound in with publisher's advertisements to verso of lowers. Ribbon markers.
All volumes with small decorative bookplate ("Dr. Delnos") to front pastedowns.
The Nouveau Musiciana and Dernier Musiciana browned, more heavily at edges; occasional foxing.
Weckerlin, a French folklorist, bibliographer and composer, was head librarian at the Paris Conservatoire, succeeding Félicien David. "During his 33-year tenure there, he doubled the library's holdings with carefully selected new books, started collections of autograph scores and letters, and edited a selective catalogue. From his own extensive library, which was sold in Leipzig in 1910, he had transferred to Charles Malherbe in 1908 a collection of French folksongs comprising manuscripts and rare editions of the 16th to 18th centuries; Malherbe, in turn, gave this collection to the Opéra library." Elisabeth Lebeau, revised by Fiona Clampin in Grove Music Online. He is best-known for his La chanson populaire, published in Paris in 1860.
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