Barcelona: Palau de la Diputació, 1908-1909.
2 volumes. Quarto. Original publisher's wrappers printed in red and black.
Volume I: 1f. (recto half title, verso coat of arms within decorative border), 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso printer's note), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), -327, [i] (Advertencia") pp. + 1f. (index), 1f. (recto colophon, verso blank)
Volume II: 1f. (recto half title, verso coat of arms within decorative border), 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso printer's note), -380 pp. + 1f. (index), 1f. (recto colophon, verso blank).
With occasional large decorative initials, illustrations, and musical examples in text.
Wrappers somewhat worn, with minor creasing, soiling, and foxing; lowers partially split. Some light internal browning and occasional foxing; edges dusty.
A rare and important catalogue with detailed bibliographical descriptions including full transcriptions of titles, historical notes, etc. Very scarce to the market.
"Pedrell was the founder of modern Spanish musicology and contributed greatly to the revival of church music in Spain. He wrote extensively on Spanish liturgical music and made substantial collections and editions of both early and contemporary Spanish sacred music ... One of his major works was the Catàlech de la Biblioteca musical de la Diputació de Barcelona, in which he collated much of what he had already published in books and articles. His endeavours inspired the succeeding generation of scholars ..." Walter Aaron Clark in Grove Music Online.
Price: $385.00 other currencies