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Grassineau, James
A Musical Dictionary; Being a Collection of Terms and Characters, As well Ancient as Modern; Including the Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Parts of Music .interspersed with remarks on their method and practice and curious observations on the phenomena of Sound .
Printed for J. Wilcox, London, 1740. First edition. 4 plates (3 folding). xii, 347 (+1 ad) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. An important book in English, regarded by many as mainly a translation of Sebastian de Brossard's Dictionnaire de musique (Paris, 1703), Grassineau's work nonetheless ".can be said to be the most important dictionary of music published in Britain until the translation of Rousseau's." - The New Grove Dictionary, vol. 7, p. 642. Recent full brown calf in period style, morocco spine label 4 plates (3 folding). xii, 347 (+1 ad) pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]
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