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A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. In Five Volumes
London: T. Payne and Son, 1776. First edition, 1776. Five hefty volumes, fair to good condition, each with the elaborate armorial bookplate of Munden, the residence of Sir Arthur Holland-Hibbert, engraved by Badeley [1922], in each volume (covering other bookplates beneath them). Engraved plates and music throughout. Full calf leather with dual spine labels in black, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated compartments, marbled edges and endpapers, 465,544,535,548, 482 pages. Front cover of first volume detached, rear cover attached but may need some attention in the near future; front cover of volume 5 also detached. Old professional repairs to both hinges of volumes two and three, retaining original endpapers. expected cover wear but the book have been generally well-treated over their lives, with firm text blocks, some light to moderate foxing throughout (heavier to the frontis engravings and title pages), a few light sepia-toned transparent stains to far top margins, insect damage to the far lower margin of the final 40 pages of the first volume, not affecting text, no writing or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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