AUTHOR: BUSBY, Thomas
TITLE: A General History of Music, From the Earliest Times to the Present; comprising The Lives of Eminent Composers & Musical Writers.
PUBLISHER: London: for G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1819.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 2 vols., 8-5/8" x 5-3/4", illustrated with numerous music examples in text. Bound in 1/2 brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt.
CONDITION: Hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A musician himself Busby was also a singer and organist, as well as a music teacher. Among his students are reported Thomas Adams, Thomas Howell and Giovanni Sestini.