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Some British Collectors of Music c.1600-1960 - A. Hyatt King

Some British Collectors of Music c.1600-1960

Paperback Published: 24th August 2012
ISBN: 9780521157438
Number Of Pages: 206

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Music, like books, has attracted collectors for centuries; but whereas book-collecting has been well served by innumerable scholarly monographs and studies, the history and techniques of music-collecting have been largely ignored. In choosing British music collectors as the subject of his Sandars lectures, Mr King did much to redress this neglect; and here, in this 1963 volume, these lectures form the first book on the subject in any language. In the course of four lectures Mr King describes the interests and activities of nearly two hundred collectors. He gives details of the rare or interesting items owned by each, and in doing so says something of the character and purpose of collecting in different periods. His researches into the transmission and location of manuscripts and rare printed items carry us through an absorbing range of musical topics, and reveal a remarkable breadth of taste and interest among amateur collectors.

List of plates
Introduction: sources and principles. Stuarts and Georgians to 1799
The greater Georgians and the lesser Victorians: 1800 to 1849
The Victorians of the Golden Age: 1850 to 1899
Trends of the twentieth century.
Some ghosts and prices
List of principle sources
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521157438
ISBN-10: 0521157439
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 24th August 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.38