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LINLEY, W., - Shakespeare's Dramatic Songs

0. 1816. to all his Dramas, selected and composed by W.Linley, Esq. London, Printed and Sold by Preston .. n.d. [1816]; folio; copper-engraved title-page with tissue-guard, engraved dedication page, 4 pp. text, 76 engraved pages of music, [i] Preston's catalogue; publisher's original printed boards, uncut; boards detached, worn at edges, with a few very small stains, a few contemporary childish messages written on the rear board, spine missing. Volume I ONLY [of two], with the composer's ink initials beneath the imprint on the title-page. This first volume contains Linley's selection of what he considered the best and most appropriate music for the "The Tempest", "The Two Genlemen of Verona", "Twelfth Night", "Measure for Measure", "Much Ado about Nothing", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Love's Labours Lost" and "The Merchant of Venice". It includes two compositions by his now more highly regarded brother, Thomas Linley, printed from manuscript - "While you here do snoring lie" and "Ere you can say", both for "The Tempest" - many new compositions of his own, and compositions by Arne, Purcell and others.
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 63 US$ 73.52 | JPą 8049] Book number IS00716

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