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628G John Playford 1623-1687

An introduction to the skill of musick : in three books: by John Playford. Containing I. The Grounds and Principles of Musick, according to the Gamut: In the most Easy Method, for Young Practitioners. II. Instructions and Lessons for the Treble Tenor, and Bass-Viols; and also for the Treble-Violin. III. The Art of Descant, or composing Music in Parts: Made very Plain and Easie by the Late Henry Purcell.

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London. Printed By Charles Peregrine, 1687.                                                     $ 4,200

Octavo 6 X 4 inches A-M8 (A1 , frontispiece; M8 , advertisements both present!) Bound in DSC_0262very nice neteenth-century navy morocco. Lightly rubbed. Frontispiece border shaved, just within platemark, with additional small hole. Minute wormholes to gutter margin of quire A, fore-edge margin…

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