1740 Musical Dictionary Ancient & Modern by J Grassineau


A MUSICAL DICTIONARY BEING A COLLECTION OF TERMS and CHARACTERS – As well ANCIENT as MODERN ; INCLUDING THE Historical, Theoretical and Practical Parts OF MUSIC : As also, an Explanation of some Parts of the Doctrine of the Antients ; INTERSPERSED WITH Remarks on their Method and Practice, and curious Observations on the Phoenomena of SOUND Mathematically considered, As it’s Relations and Proportions constitute Intervals, And those again CONCORDS and DISCORDS. The whole carefully abstracted from the best Authors in the Greek, Latin, Italian, French, and English Languages. By JAMES GRASSINEAU AU, Gent. LONDON : Printed for J. WILCOX, at Virgil’s Head – opposite the New Church in the Strand 1740.

The book is in reasonable to good condition, and is tan leatherbound with gold edging. The spine is intact, but with edge wear. There are 348 pages with some slight brown spotting.

The book has an ink dedication ‘Given to me by Mrs P. Taylor In a remembrance of Mr Taylor March 1932’. The book belonged to Gerald Walter Price, one of the Owners of the Price Bread Company and also the author of ‘An Englishman’s America’. We are also listing the original manuscript of the latter.

Size: 13 x 20.3 x 2.8 cm (5 1/8 x 8 x 1 1/8 inches)
Weight: 428 g