A General History of Music, From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. II by Sir John Hawkins, Charles Burney and Thomas Busby
The second volume only of this early 19th century history, covering the period from "the Reign of Elizabeth ... to the present Time" and including essays on Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mozart, Arne and Arnold, and Boyce and Battishill.
Blue cloth, gilt; edgeworn and slightly marked, spine and front top edge sunned. Ex-lib, usual stickers to front prelims, faded stamp to title page only. Text block edges, eps and title page browned, a few small marginal marks but overall text clean and well preserved. iv, 523 pp + advert at rear. A rather shabby but good study copy of this scarce work of musical scholarship.