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    German Doctor Johann Carl Heinrich Ackermann's Lecture
    "On the Benefits of Music"

    Johann Carl Heinrich Ackermann. Über die Vorzüge der Musik. Eine Rede im Concert zum Besten der Armen zu Zeiz [sic] den 22 October 1792. gehalten von D. Johann Carl Henrich Ackermann. Leipzig: In Commission bey Adam Friedrich Boehme, [1792]. First edition. Small octavo (8 x 4.5 inches; 204 x 114mm.). vi, 7-27, [5, blank] pages (A-B8). Contemporary (?) green paper-covered blue paper wrappers. Wrappers curled a little at the edges, with a few tiny chips. Paper slightly browned; some foxing, heavier in places in the lower margin; few scattered rust spots. A very good copy of this delicate pamphlet. Small bookseller's ticket of music antiquarian Hermann Baron on front pastedown: "H. Baron / Music and Books, / 136 Chatsworth Road, / London, N. W. 2., England."
    On 22 October 1792, German Doctor Johann Carl Heinrich Ackermann (1765-1810) gave a speech at a concert to benefit the poor in his native city of Zeitz on the powerful effect that music has, above all other fine arts, on health and well-being. Eitner I, page 36. From the library of John Carroll Collins.

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