A general history of music :
from the earliest ages to the present period. To which is prefixed, A dissertation on the music of the ancients. By Charles Burney, Mus.D. F.R.S. ...
|Main Creator:||Burney, Charles, 1726-1814.|
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London : printed for the author: and sold by T. Becket; J. Robson; and G. Robinson, 1776-89.
The imprint to vol. 2 reads: printed for the author: sold by J. Robson; and G. Robinson. 1782, and to vols. 3 and 4: printed for the author: sold by Payne and Son; Robson and Clark; and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1789.
Contains both engraved and letterpress music.
The engraved music is numbered as pages.
In vol. 2 of this edition, the long "s" is used, the signature on p. 301 is Qq2, and on p. 320, line 8 of the text begins: placable.
For additional holdings, please see N64150.
A MS. letter from Frederick Wm. Horncastle to Mr. Milligen, Bookseller, asking him to publish a contemplated continuation of Burney's History, is inserted end of vol. I.
Vol. I is of 2nd ed.
Physical description: 4v.,plates : ill., port. ; 4to.