A Catalogue of New Music, published this year
London: Samuel, Ann, and Peter Thompson, (No. 75) St. Paul's Church Yard, And may be had at most Music Shops and Booksellers in Town and Country, October 1, 1789.
Folio. Disbound. 4 pp.
Contains announcements of newly-published "Dances and Minuets for the Year ensuing; Vocal Music, &c.; Psalmodia Evangelica; New Editions of the following Music; New Editions of Instruction Books and Pocket Companions for the following Instruments," and announcements of publications forthcoming in December.
Slightly worn and browned; outer edge slightly chipped; leaves loose; binder's holes and chipping to inner margins with minor paper loss.
"Peter Thompson was the founder of the important business carried on by the Thompson family for half a century. They were the last survivors of the music trade which once thronged St. Paul's Church Yard, and their place of business had very likely been one of the shops held by members of the trade a century or more previously ... In 1780, Peter ... a grandson of the original founder, is added to the firm, which now stands as Samuel, Ann & Peter, and the business prospers still more." Kidson: British Music Publishers, Printers, and Engravers, pp. 125-26.
Price: $375.00 other currencies