Bibliotheca Spenceriana; Or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer Volume 3

Bibliotheca Spenceriana; Or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...ne queso: quam inanis: quani arrogans: quam temeraria huius hominis reprehensio; Ubi musicorum monarcha Boetius: qui huiusmodi diuisionem luculetissimis rationibus probat: Ubi aretini ioannisq; cartusiensis diuisio peruulgatissima: quam nemo tarn puerilis etatis. tarn Tbecillis sensus: cui huiusmodi demonstratio sit seclusa. Non omittam preterea huius viri crassam circa principia musices doctrinam: in qua lugubrando diu laborasse inquit. vt dictiones singulis cordis imponeret nouas: que ab ipso hoc modo describuntur. Psal: li: tur: per: vo: ces; is: stas. Que huiusmodi descriptionis conclusio est Psallitur per voces istas. O vecordiam: o ignorantiam non ferendam: Recognosce te ipsum. Describis enim apud antiquos vario stilo et pene inutili: et nos bononie: in bibliotecha diui dominicilecti tauimus post Boetij codicem in tergo: fuisse decantatum.' &c. The whole work is printed in a handsome Gothic type. On the recto of the 3rd leaf, we read ' Descriptio libellibeginning thus; Compendium igttut nostrum quob trifnutf trac tatftu0 fulcitur: florum iibellusi nuctmatur, kc. Sic. The earlier chapters relate to 1. The Nature of Music. 2. The Praises of Music. 3. Different kinds of Music. 4. Of the Human Voice. 5. Instrumental Music. 6. Difference between the Musician and the Chanter. 7-Of Sound, and Definition of Sound in general. 8. Of Voice, and of its. Varieties. 9. Of Concord and Discord. 10. Of Harmony. 11. Of the first Singer, or Inventor of Music: with a wood-cut. 12. Of Three kinds of Melodies. The illustration of the latter is according to this fac-simile. A few of the ensuing chapters have similar rude wood-cuts, by way of illustration; and from the 5th chapter of the Second Tractate, or division of the work--which treats Whether the Chant...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650514X
  • 9781236505149