An Essay on Musical Expression . . CHARLES AVISON.

An Essay on Musical Expression . . .

Publisher: London: Printed for C. Davis, 1753.
Edition: Second edition, published one year after the first.
Condition: Half-title dust-soiled; very good copy.
Book ID: 26641


8vo, modern half morocco, marbled paper boards, black leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Half-title present. Four folding plates of music. Three pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.


A revised edition, with new material, of Charles Avison's landmark work on the theory of musical criticism. This edition contains an epistolary essay on the music of the ancients, with excerpts of their writings on music; letters from Avison in response to criticism engendered by the first edition, particularly in response to William Hayes anonymous pamphlet; and the four folding plates, which are not in the first edition.

Price: $450.00

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