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Primeira parte do index da livraria de musica - D. JOÃO IV, King of Portugal 16 - 1874. 
Porto, Imprensa Portuguesa, 1874. - Large 4° (29.5 x 22 cm.), recent crimson morocco, spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, gilt letter, marbled endleaves. Woodcut arms of Portugal on title-page, woodcut initials. Luxuriously printed on laid paper with wide margins. Uncut and unopened. In fine condition. (10 ll.), 525 pp., (1 l.). *** Typographical reprint of the earliest Portuguese private library catalogue. The original, published in Lisbon, 1649, is so rare that Folter and Breslauer were unable to find a copy for the Grolier Club's exhibition on bibliography. They write, "The catalogue of the vast musical library formed by King João, who was himself a composer and writer on music, remained the only independent work of musical bibliography until well into the eighteenth century. Some 4,000 titles are listed. The entire collection fell victim to the Lisbon earthquake of 1755."*** Folter & Breslauer 56. See Vasconcellos, Musicos portugueses I, 130-1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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