Dimostrationi harmoniche...nelle quali realmente si trattano le cose della Musica, Venice: Francesco de i Franceschi Senese, 1571
FIRST EDITION, folio (28.5 x 19.5cm), woodcut device, capitals, diagrams and illustrations of monochords, type-set & woodcut tables, italic text, Register at end, old vellum, manuscript title to spine, ownership inscription by the composer Caspar Ruetz, Kantor of the Katharineum Lateinschule in Lübeck (20 January 1743), some tears, repairs and stains to preliminaries, small worm-hole through cover and first 20 leaves, small hole in last 2 leaves, bookplate of E.C. Stahl obscuring inscription, binding warped and repaired but sound [Edit 16 CNCE 28123; Gregory & Bartlett, i, p.296; Hirsch, i 624; RISM Écrits, p.907
Zarlino (1517-1590) was the most influential theorist of Renaissance and Baroque music. In Dimostrationi harmoniche he established the primacy of the major mode over the old church modes.
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