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A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical ... by  Jean Francois de La Fond - Hardcover - 1725 - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 123343)

A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical ...

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A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical ...

by La Fond, Jean Francois de

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8vo. London: Printed for the Autor [sic], 1725. 8vo, [8], lxxxiii, 180, [6] p. Early quarter calf, marbled boards, title-page mounted and partially cut away with no loss of text, first leaf soiled, spine splitting but cords holding. Large armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Throckmorton. § First and only edition, a scarce book of which only one copy has ever sold at auction (2019, Orskey £500, with 6 plates of music added). Fewer than a dozen copies recorded in libraries. La Fond proposed a new system for printing music using tones and half-tones of the octave designated by numbers 1-12.

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Bookseller
John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
123343
Title
A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical ...
Author
La Fond, Jean Francois de
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for the Autor [sic]
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1725
Size
8vo

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About John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers an exceptional selection of rare books and manuscripts from medieval times through the twentieth century; we specialize in illustrated material, particularly the work of William Blake and his circle. Located in downtown San Francisco, we have served an international clientele of private collectors, libraries, and institutions for 35 years. We are actively purchasing books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin remain special interests. We hope you will contact us for any of your book needs: restoration and repair of books and manuscripts; bibliographical information and up-to-date retail and auction prices; informal valuations to formal appraisals of single items or entire collections; auction purchases worldwide (including eBay); and of course, purchases for and sales of your own collections. We guarantee every transaction unconditionally and, as members in good standing of the ABAA, ILAB, and PBFA, we subscribe to the code of ethics endorsed by reputable antiquarian booksellers worldwide.

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