A Beautiful and Profusely Illustrated Set of British Songs

    [Music]. Clio and Euterpe or British Harmony. A Collection of Celebrated Songs and Cantatas By the most approv'd Masters. Curiously Engrav'd With the Thorough Bass for the Harpsicord and Transposition for the German Flute. London: Henry Roberts, 1762. Later edition of volumes I and III, first edition of volume II. Three octavo volumes. [viii], 200; [viii], 200; [viii], 200 pages. Each page in this set is engraved with either text or illustrations, or both. A total of 600 pieces of music included herein. Beautifully bound by Alan Grace in modern full tan calf, covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines stamped in gilt in compartments, with two blue gilt morocco lettering labels (with red gilt morocco number labels), and with one red gilt morocco lettering label. Blind board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves. Contemporary ownership signature on frontispiece of volume II of John Simcock, minor worming damage to first few pages of volume II, text occasionally trimmed a bit close at upper margin. A spectacular set with beautiful engraved illustrations and pages.

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