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Lot 514
  • 514

Descartes, René

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • Descartes, René
  • Renati Des-Cartes Musicae Compendium, Amsterdam: J. Jansson junior, 1656
  • Paper
second edition, 2 leaves, 34 pages, 1 leaf (blank), small 4to (20 x 15.7cm), title vignette, modern wrappers, light dust-staining to title, creasing to a few corners

Literature

RISM Écrits, p.262; Gregory & Bartlett, p.28; cf. Hirsch, i 144

Catalogue Note

Descartes' principal contribution to the theory of music, the Compendium, was written in 1618, but not published until 1650, after the death of the author.
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