A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical. Jean Francois de La Fond.
A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical ...
A New System of Music, Both Theoretical and Practical and not yet mathematical ...

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

1725. 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. Item #123343

Price: $275.00

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