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The Music of the Most Ancient Nations, Particularly of the Assyrians, Egyptians, and Hebrews; with special reference to recent discoveries in Western Asia and Egypt

Engel, Carl

Published by William Reeves, London, 1929
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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xi (vii), 380 pp, preface, list of some 100 b&w illustrations, I. The Oldest Records on Music; II. Musical Instruments of the Assyrians; III. Assyrian Musical Performances; IV. Musical System of the Assyrians; V. Music of the Ancient Egyptians; VI. Music of the Hebrews. This Issue has large size reproductions of Hart unearthed at Ur (1928) and of Silver Military Trumpet from the Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen in the Valley of the Kings (unearthed 1926). Facsimile issue of the 1864 edition, n.d. [1929]. "Carl Engel (1818-1882) was a German writer of music, and a collector of musical instruments. He was born in Thiedenwiese, near Hanover, and studied the pianoforte under Hummel. He emigrated to Manchester around 1844-45, and in 1850 settled in London, where he attained success as a teacher of music and writer on musical subjects. He owned a large collection of rare musical instruments, many of which were given after his death to the South Kensington Museum, with which he had been connected for many years." Lightly bumped rear fore-edge corners, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt stamped Egyptian musicians on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000148

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Title: The Music of the Most Ancient Nations, ...

Publisher: William Reeves, London

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Reprint.

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