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Essays on song-writing: with a collection of such English songs as are most eminent for practical merit. To which are added some original pieces by  John AIKIN - FIRST EDITION - 1772 - from Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 10346)

Essays on song-writing: with a collection of such English songs as are most eminent for practical merit. To which are added some original pieces

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Essays on song-writing: with a collection of such English songs as are most eminent for practical merit. To which are added some original pieces

by AIKIN, John

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London: Printed for Joseph Johnson, 1772. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary vellum, beautiful spine label. Aside from some very minor browning, a fine copy with the bookplate of James Martin. The very scarce first edition of Aikin's contribution to eighteenth-century song theory. The book was initially published anonymously, as was a number of Aikin's early literary and political efforts.
Aikin (1747-1822) was a physician who practiced successfully for a number of years until a stroke forced his retirement. Thereafter he devoted himself to literature and related pursuits, along with his numerous friends such as Priestley, the naturalist Pennant, Erasmus Darwin, and the philanthropist John Howard, for whom he acted as literary executor.

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Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
10346
Title
Essays on song-writing: with a collection of such English songs as are most eminent for practical merit. To which are added some original pieces
Author
AIKIN, John
Book condition
Used
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Edition
FIRST EDITION
Publisher
Printed for Joseph Johnson
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1772
Keywords
poetry, music, 18th century, english imprints
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