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Book Number 2113 
Author Charles Avison 
Title An Essay on Musical Expression 
Date c. 1753. 
Publisher C. Davis 
Place of Publication London 
Edition Second edition.  
Volume Information Three volumes in one. 
Cover Rebacked expertly saving the original full calf boards, boards with lined gilt border, spine in five compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two and three, all edges speckled red.  
Illustration With three musical plates. 
Size 8vo. 
Condition A very good copy. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. half-title, blank, title, contents (3), blank, advertisement (4), 1-152; 1-43, blank; (4), 1-50, (6). 
Reference  
Translation Info  
Notes Avison is best known as a composer and writer about music. Music historians remember him for his Essay on Musical Expression (1752), which has been described as the first work of English music criticism. 
Price (US$) 795  
Short Description ; Book Musical 
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