A TREATISE ON THE ART OF MUSIC. William Jones.
A TREATISE ON THE ART OF MUSIC.
A TREATISE ON THE ART OF MUSIC.
A TREATISE ON THE ART OF MUSIC.

A TREATISE ON THE ART OF MUSIC.

In which the elements of harmony and air are practically considered, and illustrated by an hundred and fifty examples in notes, many of them taken from the best authors. The whole being intended as a Course of Lectures, preparatory to the practice of Thorough-Bass and Musical Composition. .... Pp. [iv]+vi+xii+62(last blank)+40 engraved plates of music on 20 leaves; folio; later half calf, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt featuring a lyre motif, over contemporary marbled papered boards, lightly rubbed, edges worn; bookplate of George Moore on upper pastedown, plus small ink stamps of the Library of the Diocese of Capetown (twice on the upper pastedown, singly at foot of title page, and on pp. 47, 61 and lower pastedown), upper hinge starting, occasional light foxing and faint offsetting, the outer leaves a trifle soiled; printed for the author, by W. Keymer, Colchester, 1784. First edition. *Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on blank preliminary leaf To His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury, and signed by Jones at the end of the Dedication. This is the work by which William Jones (1726-1800, English cleric and musician, composer of the well-known hymn tune St. Stephen, and author of many theological, philosophical and miscellaneous works), gained his musical reputation. A second edition was published in 1827. Item #049726

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