London, South Kensington
25 November 2014
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
MEIBOM, Marcus (c. 1630-1711). Antiquae musicae auctores septem. Graece et Latine...restituit ac notis explicavit. Amsterdam: Louis Elzevir, 1652. 7 parts in 2 volumes bound together in one, 4° (213 x 182mm). Titles printed in red and black, 5 folding tables, 4 printed in red and black, text printed in 2 columns, Latin and Latin and Greek and Latin. (Faint marginal dampstaining to beginning of vol. II, occasional variable scattered spotting.) Contemporary vellum (lacking ties, extremities lightly rubbed and soiled). Provenance: lengthy ink manuscript annotation and hand-colouring to one folding plate and occasional pencil marginalia in the same hand.
RARE FIRST EDITION of this important collection of ancient musical writers: Aristoxenus, Euclid, Nicomachus, Alypius, Gaudentius, Bacchius and Aristides. Willems 1148 'Collection très estimée, et que l'on rencontre difficilement'.
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