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ABONDANTE, Giulio, 1546-1587

[Intabulations, lute, book 1, 2 & 5] Intabolatura di lauto. Libro primo, secondo et quinto.
Geneva, 1982. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 169, ii pp. Line-cut of the Gardano & Scotto editions, Venice 1546, 1548, & 1587. Only surviving books from this master. Balli, padovanas, ricercari, fantasias and transcriptions of motets and madrigals by Willaert, Rore, Arcadelt, & Jannequin in Italian tablature with renaissance tuning. Index. Wrappers. $41 [item no.951]


[Intabulations, lute, book 5] Il quinto libro de tabolatura da liuto, Venezia 1587.
Munich, 1995. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, 67 pp. Line-cut of the Angelo Gardano edition, in Italian tablature. Venice, 1587. Wrappers. $28 [item no.7113]


ADSON, John, c.1585-1640

Courtly Masquing Ayres, Composed to 5. and 6. Parts, for Violins, Consorts, and Cornets. [Christ Church Library, Oxford University].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 293. New York, [2009]. 18 x 23 cm, 6 partbooks, 88 pp. Line-cut of T. Snodham edition, London, 1621. 20 ayres in partbook format, in mensural notation. Wrappers. $33 [item no.9094]


AGAZZARI, Agostino, 1578-1640

Del sonare sopra’l basso con tutti li stromenti e dell’uso loro nel conserto.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/37. Bologna, 1985. 18 x 25 cm, 12 pp. Line-cut of the Siena, 1607 edition. One of first treatises to adopt figured bass. Deals with chordal and single-line improvisation from a basso continuo and makes an important distinction between “fundamental” and “ornamental” instrumental classes. Wrappers. $27 [item no.2415]


AGRICOLA, Martin, 1486-1556

Musica figuralis deudsch (1532). Im Anhang: Musica instrumentalis deudsch (1529); Musica choralis deudsch (1533); Rudimenta musices (1539). [Bayerische Staatsbibl., Munich & Bibliothek des Alten Gymnasiums, Flenburg].
Hildesheim, 1985. 10 x 16 cm, 412 pp. Line-cut of 4 of Agricola’s most famous treatises written in German. Musica instrumentalis was the second of its type (following Virdung’s Musica getuscht, 1511). Rich with woodcut illustrations and examples in Gothic and German lute tablature. Linen. $89 [item no.2531]


Von der Lauten aus Martin Agricola’s Musica Intrumentalis Deutsch 1529. Teil-Faksimile nach dem Exemplar im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städtische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek (Signatur I 8˚ 191).
Lübeck, 2003. 4˚. 19 pp. Line-cut of 35 lute-related pages of Agricola’s “Musica Instumentalis Deutsch, 1529”. Explains the German tablature system, how to tune a lute, how to choose proper strings and much more. Wrappers. $14 [item no.8187]


ALISON, Richard, b.?-c.1609

The Psalmes of David in Meter 1599. Edited by Ian Harwood. [British Library, K.7.f.10].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 1. London, 2/ 1980. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 152 pp. Line-cut. A much admired collection of pieces a4, mainly for voice and lute, but with alternative methods of performance possible. Notated in French lute tablature, cittern tablature and mensural notation and printed in table book format. Wrappers. $88 [item no.2987]


ATTAINGNANT, Pierre, c.1494-1552 [publisher]

[Chansons, voice, lute] Très brève et familière introduction pour . . . jouer toutes chansons réduictes en la tablature de lutz. Introduction de François Lesure. Index.
Geneva, 1988. Oblong, 15 x 11 cm, xi, 120 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1529 edition. Early French collection of instrumental music with preludes and transcriptions of 35 Parisian chansons, in French lute tablature (mostly by Claudin de Sermisy). Many for voice & lute and lute solo. Begins with rules for playing the instrument. Wrappers. $48 [item no.956]


ATTEY, John, b.?-c.1640

[Ayres, a4, voices/voice + lute, book 1] The First Book of Ayres 1622. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, K.7.f.10].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 2. London, 2/ 1980. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 31 pp. Halftone. 14 songs in four parts which may be sung as solos with lute accompaniment (in Italian tablature) or as partsongs by four voices. Wrappers. $33 [item no.2988]


BALLARD, Pierre, c.1575-1639 [publisher]

[Airs, lute, voice, books 1-6] Airs de différents autheurs mis en tablature de luth.
Geneva, 1981. 8º, 6 vols, each with c.160 pp. Line-cut of the Ballard edition, Paris, 1608-1615. Monodies (in staff notation) with lute accompaniment (in French tablature) by Boesset, Guédron or Bataille himself. May be the earliest appearance of notes tied together by the stems, indicating that they were to be sung to one syllable. Wrappers (single volumes also available). $186 [item no.959]


[Airs, lute, voice, books 7-15] Airs de différents autheurs mis en tablature de luth. 7e à 15e livre.
Geneva, 1985. 15 x 22 cm, 5 vols, 672 pp Line-cut of the Ballard edition, Paris, 1617-1632. Monodies (staff notation) with lute accompaniment (in French tablature) by Antoine Boesset & others. Sequel to the airs intabulated for lute by Gabriel Bataille. Wrappers. (only vols. 7, 8 14-15 available) [item no.954]


[Airs de cour, book 7, 1626 ed.] VII. livre d’airs de cour, et de differents auteurs. [Schermar-Bibliothek, Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Schermar-Bibliothek Ulm, 10. Stuttgart, 1996. 11 x 15 cm, 116 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1626 edition. 40 airs de cour, 10 airs à boirs, and 7 airs espagnols. Composers include Roy, La Reyne, Moulinié, Boesset, Richar, Boccan, Boyer, Barberon, Bataille, Fevre, and others. Staff notation (voice part only). Beautiful marbled paper boards. $26 [item no.7345]


BALLARD, Robert, c.1574-c.1650

[Pièces, lute, book 1] Premier livre de tablature de luth, 1611. Édition réalisée à l’occasion du dixième anniversaire de la Société Française de Luth. Présentation par Pascale Boquet et François-Pierre Goy. [Bibl. Mazarine, Paris].
Collection Dominantes. Courlay, 1995. 24 x 33 cm, 31, 96 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1611 edition, in French tablature. Introduction in Fr-Eng-Ger. Wrappers. $54 (more info... ) [item no.7207]


BANCHIERI, Adriano, 1568-1634

Conclusioni del suono dell’ organo.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/24. Bologna, 1968. 17 x 25 cm, 72 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1609 edition. Set of twenty brief chapters on various musical subjects treated from the organist-choirmaster’s standpoint, including a review of the history of the organ, a description of notable contemporary Italian organs, organists and organ builders and a discussion of the specific uses of the organ in church music. Cloth. $41 [item no.2431]


BARFARK, Bálint (Valentine), 1507-1576

[“Krakau” Ms] Das Lautenbuch von Krakau, 1565.
Lübeck, 2011. 4°, 71 pp. Line-cut of a lute ms, the principal source for the music of Bálint Barfark. Contents: Fantasia trium vocum (VB 21, V. Fantasie) ; Fantasia 4 vocum (VB 22, VI. Fantasie) ; Fantasia 4 vocum (VB 23, VII Fantasie) / V. Bakfark; Jesu nomen santissimum, 4 vocum (VB 24) ; Erravit sicut Ovis quae perii, 4 vocum (VB 25) ; Circum dederunt me viri mendaces, 4 vocum (VB 26) / Clemens non Papa; Cantibus organicis, Christi Cecilia sponsa, 4 vocum (VB 27) ; Domine si tu es, iube me venire ad te, 4 vocum (VB 28) ; Venite filii audite me, 4 vocum (VB 29) / Nicolaus Gomberth; Exaltabo te Domine, 4 vocum / Archadelth (VB 30); Qui habitat in adiutorio altissimi, 4 vocum (VB 31) ; Faulte dargent Dest douleur non pareille, 5 vocum (VB 32) / Josquin Depres. Ring binder. $34 [item no.9460]


BARTLET, John, 16-17th c.

A Book of Ayres 1606. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, K.7.f.10].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 3. London, 2/ 1980. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Halftone. 14 songs, in staff notation with lute accompaniment in French tablature, of which the most notable are “Go wailing verse”, and “I heard of late that love was fallen asleep”. Wrappers. $37 [item no.2989]


BASELLI, Constantino, fl.1600-1640

Il primo libro de sacri concerti [a una, a due, a tre & quatro voci con il basso continuo per l’organo], Venetia, Ricciardo Amadino 1614. [Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Krakow].
Faksimile-Edition Krakau, 4. Stuttgart, 2006. 12 x 26 cm, 5 partbooks, 160 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1614 edition. Rich collection of sacred concerti for all sorts of vocal combinations: 8 works a4, 3 works a3, 9 works a2 and 4 for solo voice, all with basso continuo and many calling for trombone or chittarone accompaniment. Wrappers, in portfolio with marbled paper boards. $59 [item no.8689]


BASSANO, Giovanni, c.1550-d.?

Madrigali et canzonette [concertate per potersi cantare con il basso, & soprano nel liuto, & istrumento da pena. Libro primo]. Venedig [Bischöfliche Zentralbibliothek Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 8. Stuttgart, 2014. 22 x 33 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1602 edition. 14 settings for voice with lute accompaniment, Italian lute tablature. Hardbound, with marbled paper boards. (n.b. according to the publisher of this facsimile there is a printing peculiarity in Regensburg exemplar which has been retained in this facsimile; it concerns the incorrect position of the “tavola”—table of contents—and one upside down page; the print is otherwise completely serviceable and nothing is missing) $35 [item no.9378]


BATAILLE, Gabriel, c.1574-1630

[Airs, lute, voice, books 1-6] Airs de différents autheurs mis en tablature de luth.
Geneva, 1981. 8º, 6 vols, each with c.160 pp. Line-cut of the Ballard edition, Paris, 1608-1615. Monodies (in staff notation) with lute accompaniment (in French tablature) by Boesset, Guédron or Bataille himself. May be the earliest appearance of notes tied together by the stems, indicating that they were to be sung to one syllable. Wrappers (single volumes also available). [item no.959]


BESARD, Jean-Baptiste, c.1567-1625

[Method, lute] Isagoge in artem testudinariam, 1607 [sic].
Lübeck, 2006. 4°, 25 pp. Line-cut of the David Francken edition, Augsburg, 1617. Ring binder. $21 [item no.9463]


Novus partus. Isagoge.
Geneva, 1983. 4º, 148 pp. Line-cut of the Francken edition, Augsburg, 1617. 25 pieces for 1 to 3 lutes in French tablature, as well as works by Reys, Galilei, Dowland, etc. With a lute tutor. Wrappers. $60 [item no.961]


Thesaurus harmonicus avec un index.
Geneva, 2/ 1993. 22 x 30 cm, 363, ii pp. Line-cut of the Cologne, 1603 edition. One of the richest tablatures of the time, consisting of solo lute works and vocal pieces in staff notation with lute accompaniment in French tablature. Preludes, fantasias, madrigals, chansons, airs de cour, passamezzi, gaillards, allemandes, branles, voltas, Polish dances, courantes, etc. Arrangements by Bakfark, Bocquet, Dowland, Ferrabosco, and J. Reys. Some unica. With a short set of instructions on lute playing. Wrappers. $116 [item no.962]


BIANCHINI (Rossetto), Dominico, c.1510-c.1576

Intabolatura de lauto.
Geneva, 1983. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Antonio Gardano edition, Venice, 1554, in Italian tablature (contents identical with 1546 edition). Wrappers. $24 [item no.964]


BISMANTOVA, Bartolomeo, 17th c.

Compendio musicale, Ferrara 1677. [Biblioteca Municipale di Reggio Emilia].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 1. Florence, 1978. 17 x 24 cm, v, 121 pp. Line-cut of the holograph. Bismantova touches on many issues in his little compendium: notation, counterpoint, thoroughbass, and all sorts of wind, string, and keyboard instruments, including instructions for articulation and ornamentation on wind instruments and advice on violin bowing. Wrappers in decorative paper. $33 [item no.1250]


BOSSINENSIS, Franciscus, 15-16th c.

Tenori e contrabassi intabulati col sopran in canto figurato per cantar e sonar col lauto. Libro primo.
Geneva, 1977. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 112 pp. Line-cut of the Petrucci, 1509 edition. Italian lute tablature and mensural notation. One of the earliest sources of Italian lute music. Nos. 1-70 for solo voice (in mensural notation) and lute; nos. 71-96 for solo lute. Wrappers. $45 [item no.968]


BOTTEGARI, Cosimo, 1554-1620

Il libro di canto e liuto. The Song and Lute Book. A cura di Dinko Fabris e John Griffiths. Facsimile Edition by Dinko Fabris and John Griffiths. [Ms. C 311, Bibl. Estense, Modena].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/98. Bologna, 2006. 4°, 64, 122 pp. Facsimile of one of the most important mss relating to the history of the lute and an early source of Florentine monody from the last quarter of the 16th c. Besides works for solo lute it contains 127 pieces for voice with lute accompaniment in both mensural notation and Italian tablature. Composers include Bottegari, Lasso, Rore, Striggio, Palestrina, Dentice, Vecchi, Primavera, Conversi, Nola, Malvezzi & Tromboncino. Wrappers. $86 [item no.8702]


BRENET, Michel, 1858-1918

Notes sur l’histoire du luth en France.
Geneva, 1973. 8º, 83 pp. (Rpt. of Turin, 1899 edition). Historical survey of the instrument and its virtuosi, from the 15th to 18th c. With a description of important ms and printed sources. Hardbound. Ex private library, with some ink annotations. $40 [item no.4189]


BROSSARD, Sébastien de, 1655-1730

Dictionaire de musique, contenant une explication des termes grecs, latins, italiens & françois, les plus usitez dans la musique, seconde édition, 1705. Eingeleitet von Harald Heckmann.
Dictionarium Musicum, 1. Hilversum, 1965. 17 x 24 cm, xviii, 390 pp. Halftone of the second edition, Paris, 1705. Cloth (also available in wrappers). $116 [item no.2112]


BUONANNI, Filippo, 1638-1725

Descrizione degl’istromenti armonici d’ogni genere.
Leipzig, 1975. 20 x 28 cm, 256 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1726 edition. Extremely informative treatise on organology with altogether 140 extended descriptions provided in Italian and French. Bilingual indices. Accompanied by 142 superb woodcuts of scenes of musicians with their instruments. Linen. $175 [item no.2703]


CAMPION, Thomas, 1567-1620

[Ayres, books 1 & 2] Two Books of Ayres. The First Contayning Divine and Morall Songs: The Second, Light Conceits of Lovers. To be Sung to the Lute and Viols, in Two, Three, and Foure Parts; or by One Voyce to an Instrument. [British Library, London].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 106. New York, [1995]. 24 x 37 cm, 54 pp. Line-cut of the London, [1613] edition. Table book format with staff notation (vocal part) and French tablature. Wrappers. $20 [item no.7134]


[Ayres, books 3 & 4] The Third and Fourth Booke of Ayres: So as They may be Expressed by One Voyce, with a Violl, Lute, or Orpharion. [British Library, London].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 107. New York, [1995]. 24 x 37 cm, 44 pp. Line-cut of the London, [1618] edition, in staff notation (vocal part) and French tablature. Wrappers. $20 [item no.7135]


[Maske, for Lord Hayes] The Discription of a Maske Presented before the Kinges Maiestie at White-Hall, on Twelfh Night Last, in Honour of the Lord Hayes, and His Bride. [private collection].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 259. New York, [2007]. 17 x 23 cm, 40 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1607 edition, in staff notation (vocal part) and French tablature. Wrappers. $15 [item no.8833]


[Maske, for Somerset] The Masque at the Earl of Somerset’s Marriage, 1614.
A Scolar Press Facsimile [= English Lute Songs, 7]. London, 1973. 17 x 21 cm, viii, 28 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1614, in staff notation (vocal part) and French tablature. Introduction by Peter Holman. Wrappers. $18 [item no.3473]


CAPIROLA, Vincenzo, 1474-d.?

[Intabulations, lute] Compositione di Messer Vincenzo Capirola. [Ms Newberry Library, Chicago].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 39. Florence, 1981. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, ix, 2 & 148 pp. 2-color halftone with 2 plates in full color. 42 lute intabulations, in Italian tablature, of sacred & secular works from the 15th c. including works by Josquin, Brumel, Obrecht, Agricola, etc. Provides the earliest occurence of legato and non-legato, two kinds of trills and of dynamic indications. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers in decorative paper. $46 (more info... ) [item no.978]


[Intabulations, lute] Vincenzo Capirola Lutebook. Compositione di Meser Vincenzo Capirola gentil homo Bresano. Ca. 1517. [Ms Newberry Library, Chicago].
Lübeck, 2012 21.5 x 31 cm, iii, 76 pp. New full color facsimile produced two up per page. 42 lute intabulations, in Italian tablature, of sacred & secular works from the 15th c. including works by Josquin, Brumel, Obrecht, Agricola, etc. Provides the earliest occurence of legato and non-legato, two kinds of trills and of dynamic indications. Hardbound. $112 (more info... ) [item no.9286]


CAROSO, Fabritio, c.1530-c.1605

Il Ballarino. A Facsimile of the 1581 Venice Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/46. New York, 1967. 20 x 27 cm, 239 pp. Line-cut. One of the most famous early books on dance, describing and illustrating the techniques of dance as they existed at the end of the 16th c. Contains a portrait of Caroso and seven copper plates of dancers by Giacomo Franco. Highly important for music which is printed throughout both in Italian tablature and in ordinary notation. Of particular interest are the charming engraved plates showing dancing couples in splendid costumes. Laid paper. Cloth. [item no.1644]


CAVENDISH, Michael, c.1565-1628

14 Ayres in Tabletorie to the Lute 1598. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 8. London, 2/ 1980. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1598 edition, in table book format. French tablature with vocal part in staff notation. Wrappers. $42 [item no.2994]


CERONE, Pietro, c.1560-1625

El melopeo y maestro : (Napoles, J.B. Gargano y L. Nucci, 1613) / Pedro Cerone ; Antonio Ezquerro Esteban, ed.
Monumentos de la Música Española, 74. Madrid, 2007 23 x 32 cm, 2 vols: 1392 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1613 edition based on exemplars preserved in the Biblioteca “Jose Maria Lafragua” de la Benmerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico), and in the Biblioteca Publica del Estadoo “Fray Francisco de Burgoa” de la Universidad Autonoma “Benito Juarez” de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico). Huge synthesis of musical-theoretical topics divided into 22 books. Deals with plainsong, mensural theory, vocal and instrumental variation, counterpoint, canon & fugue, problems of composition, mensuration and “tonality”. The last book deals with musical enigmas and puzzle canons. Contains numerous references to composers and detailed musical examples, including a careful analysis of Palestrina’s Missa L’homme armé. Hardbound. $295 [item no.9151]


CERRETO, Scipione, c.1551-c.1633

Della prattica musica, vocale, et strumentale. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/30. Bologna, 2/ 2003. 16 x 22 cm, v, 344 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1601 edition. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Cloth. $87 [item no.1634]


CIANCARLI, Heteroclito, fl.1602 (= Giancarli)

Compositioni musicali [intavolate per cantare et sonare nel liuto]. Venedig, Giacomo Vincenti 1602. [Regensburg, Bischöflichen Bibliothek].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 9. Stuttgart, 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1602 edition. Collection of 19 songs with Italian lute tablature, interestingly referred to as “Motetti, e Mad[rigali]” on the footer of each gathering. Published the same year as Caccini’s Le nuove musiche, these two collections—in the words of John Griffiths—are the meeting place of the old “oral” tradition and the new declamatory style. Giancarli’s music has never been studied or performed since the early 17th c. Hardbound, with boards in decorative paper. $40 (more info... ) [item no.9479]


COPERARIO, John, c.1575-1626

Funeral Tears 1606. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 9. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1606 edition, in table book format. For 2 voices, lute and bass viol. In French tablature with vocal part(s) and bass part in staff notation. Wrappers. $32 [item no.2995]


Songs of Mourning 1613. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 10. London, 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1613 edition, in French tablature with vocal part in staff notation. Wrappers. $31 [item no.2996]


CORKINE, William, 16-17th c.

Ayres to Sing and Play to the Lute. 1610. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, London].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 11. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 25 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1610 edition. 12 songs for voice, lute (French tablature) and bass viol, in table book format, plus 6 lessons for the lyra viol, notated in tablature. Wrappers. $31 [item no.2997]


The Second Booke of Ayres 1612. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 12. London, 2/ 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 36 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1612 edition, in regular and table book format. Songs (staff notation) with lute accompaniment in French tablature. 1 duet for lyra-viol as well as a number of solos for lyra-viol, equally appropriate for lute. Wrappers. $36 [item no.2998]


DANYEL, John, 1564-c.1625

Songs for the Lute 1606. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 13. London, 2/ 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 44 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1606 edition, in table book format. For up to 4 voices (in staff notation) with lute accompaniment in French tablature. The bass part is probably played by the bass viol. Wrappers. $40 [item no.2999]


DOWLAND, John, 1562-1626

The Folger “Dowland” Manuscript. Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library, Ms. V.b.280. Introduction by John Robinson.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 3. Guildford, 2003. 4º, 78 pp. Halftone. Contains autograph pieces by John Johnson and John Dowland, and includes pieces by Newman, Allison, and Robert Dowland and some fragments, altogether 75 compositions. Mostly for 6-course, some for 7-course lute, notated in French tablature. Wrappers. $44 (more info... ) [item no.8372]


Lachrimae [1604]. A Reproduction of the Copy Owned by Robert Spencer. With the Commentary by Warwick Edwards for the 1974 Reproduction of the Manchester P.L. Copy and Additional Notes 1991 by Stewart McCoy and Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 5. Aberystwyth, 1992. 23 x 33 cm, 8, 49 pp. Halftone of the London, 1604 edition. 21 pieces for 5 strings with nine-course Renaissance lute in old tuning (French tablature). Collection comprises the 7 pavans based on “Lachrimae” (Dowland’s most celebrated composition and the most widely known melody at that time), 3 other pavans, 9 gailliards and 2 almands. Printed in table-book format. Some pieces can be played as lute solos. Wrappers. $38 [item no.4449]


Lachrimae.
Performers’ Facsimiles, 209. New York, [1998]. 22 x 33 cm, 49 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1604 edition. 21 pieces for 5 strings with nine-course Renaissance lute in old tuning (French tablature). Collection comprises the 7 pavans based on “Lachrimae” (Dowland’s most celebrated composition and the most widely known melody at that time), 3 other pavans, 9 gailliards and 2 almands. Printed in table-book format. Some pieces can be played as lute solos. Wrappers. $20 (more info... ) [item no.7580]


A Pilgrimmes Solace. Wherein is Contained Musicall Harmonie of 3.4. and 5. Parts, to be Sung and Plaid with the Lute and Viols.
Performers’ Facsimiles, 195. New York, [1996]. 24 x 35 cm, 47 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1612 edition. Table-book format. Up to 4 voices (in staff notation) with lute accompaniment in French tablature. Contains “Lacrimae”, version for solo lute. Wrappers. $20 (more info... ) [item no.7325]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 1, 1613 ed.] The First Booke of Songs 1613. Edited by Diana Poulton. [British Library, London].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 15. London, 3/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Humfrey Lownes edition (London, 1613), in table book format. Believed to represent Dowland’s own revisions. 21 songs a4 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment, plus 1 galliard for two lutes. French tablature. Wrappers. Ex-library copy. $35 [item no.3002]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 1, 1613 ed.] The First Booke of Songs or Ayres of Foure Parts, with Tableture for the Lute. [British Library, London].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 127. New York, [1994]. 24 x 35 cm, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Humfrey Lownes edition (London, 1613), in table book format. Believed to represent Dowland’s own revisions. 21 songs a4 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment, plus 1 galliard for two lutes. French tablature. Wrappers. $20 (more info... ) [item no.4765]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 2] The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres 1600. Edited by Diana Poulton. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 16. London, 3/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 50 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Este edition (London, 1600), in table book format. 22 songs a2, a4 & a5 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3003]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 2] The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres of Foure Parts, with Tableture for the Lute. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 128. New York, [1994]. 24 x 35 cm, 49 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Este edition (London, 1600), in table book format. 22 songs a2, a4 & a5 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $20 (more info... ) [item no.4766]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, books 3 & 4] The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Ayres 1603. Edited by Diana Poulton. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 17. London, 2/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Adams edition, London, 1603, in table book format. 21 songs a4 & 5, with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $34 [item no.3004]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, books 3 & 4] The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 129. New York, [1994]. 24 x 35 cm, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Adams edition, London, 1603, in table book format. 21 songs a4 & 5, with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $20 (more info... ) [item no.4767]


DOWLAND, Robert, c.1586-1641

A Musical Banquet. Furnished with Varietie of Delicious Ayres, Collected Out of the Best Authors in English, French, Spanish and Italian. [Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 59. New York, [1990]. 24 x 37 cm, 45 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1610 edition, in table book format. Pieces for 2-4 voices with lute accompaniment in French tablature. 1 galliard for solo lute by John Dowland. Wrappers. $25 (more info... ) [item no.3958]


Varietie of Lute-Lessons: viz. Fantasies, Pavins, Galliards, Corantoes, and Volts: Selected out of the Best Approved Authors, as Well beyond the Seas as of Our Own Country. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 159. New York, [1997]. 24 x 37 cm, 71 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1610 edition. Solo lute music in French tablature. Wrappers. $25 [item no.7447]


FERRABOSCO, Alfonso, c.1572-1628

Ayres 1609. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 20. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 38 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1609 edition, in French tablature. Wrappers. $32 [item no.3006]


FIORINO, Gasparo, 16th c.

La nobilità di Roma: versi in lode di cento gentildonne romane et le vilanelle à tre voci.
Monumenta Romana, Fototypice Expressa, 1. Bologna, 1970. 16 x 22 cm, 87 pp. Line-cut of the Scotto edition, Rome, 1571. 31 settings for 3 voices in staff notation with lute/theorbo accompaniment in Italian tablature. Laid paper. Hardbound. $40 [item no.2798]


FORD, Thomas, c.1580-1648

Musicke of Sundrie Kindes 1607. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 21. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1607 edition, in table book format. Songs a2 and a4 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. Duets for lutes/viols. French tablature. Wrappers. $34 [item no.3007]


Musicke of Sundrie Kindes Set Forth in Two Books. [British Library, London].
Performer’s Facsimiles, 219. New York, [1998]. 25 x 36 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1607 edition, in table book format. Songs a2 and a4 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. Duets for lutes/viols. French tablature. Wrappers. $20 [item no.7634]


FRANCESCO DA MILANO, 1497-1543

[& Perino Fiorentino] Intavolatura di liuto di recercari, madrigali, & canzoni francese. Novamente ristampata & corretta. Libro terzo. Introduction et index de Richard K. Falkenstein.
Geneva, 2002. Oblong, 8º, 24, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Gardano edition, Venice 1562. 16 fantasias, 4 chansons and 4 madrigals in Italian tablature. The last of three volumes devoted to the music of Francesco da Milano (including some of his best pieces) including works by his protégé Perino Fiorentino. Preface in Eng-Fr. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3088]


[& Pietro Paolo Borrono] Intavolatura di lauto. Introduzione di / Introduction by Franco Pavan. [Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/94. Bologna, 2002. Oblong, 24 x 16 cm, xlvi, 88 pp. Line-cut of the Scotto edition, Venice, 1548. Includes “Intavolatura di lauto dell’eccellente Pietro Paolo Borrono da Milano, libro ottavo” and “Intavolatura di lauto del divino Francesco da Milano, libro secondo”. 36 compositions for solo lute in Italian tablature. The Francesco works in this volume are his most mature. Introduction in It-Eng. Wrappers. $51 (more info... ) [item no.8215]


FRANCISQUE, Antoine, c.1575-1605

[Le trésor d’Orphée, lute] Le trésor d’Orphée. Livre de tablature de luth contenant une susane un jour, plusieurs fantaisies, préludes, passemaises, gaillardes, pavanes d’Angleterre, pavannes espagnolle, fin de gaillarde, suittes de bransles tant à cordes avalées qu’austres voltes et courantes.
Geneva, 3/ 1993. 22 x 30 cm, 64 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1600 edition. The original French tablature for these pieces, 71 in all. Fantasias, preludes, passamezzi, pavanes, gaillards, branles, courantes and waltzes. Wrappers. $40 [item no.1029]


FUENLLANA, Miguel de, c.1500-d.?

Libro de música para vihuela, intitulado Orphenica lyra.
Geneva, 1981. 18 x 24 cm, 369 pp. Line-cut of the M. de Montesdoca edition, Seville 1554. One of the richest and most varied Italian lute tablatures for vihuela including fantasias, transcriptions for voice and instrument, ensaladas and tientos. Cloth. (out of print - included only for bibliographic reference) [item no.1031]


FUHRMANN, Georg Leopold, 16-17th c.

Testudo gallo-germanica 1615. Faksimile (in zwei Teilen) nach dem Exemplar im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städtische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek (Signatur PM 1216).
Lübeck, 2003. 21 x 30 cm, 2 vols, vi, 113; iii, 82 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg, 1615 edition. Rich anthology of lute music, some transcribed from vocal models, including preludes, fantasies, ricercari, canzoni, motets, madrigals, canzonette, pavanes, passomezzi, galliards, intrade, branles, voltes, alemand, & courantes. French tablature with Renaissance tuning. Hardbound. $75 [item no.8452]


GALILEI, Michelangelo, b.?-1631

Il primo libro d’intabolatura di liuto. Introduction by Douglas Alton Smith.
Munich, 1980. 21 x 29 cm, x, 56 pp. Line-cut of the Munich, 1620 edition. 56 pieces (mostly dances) for ten course lute in French tablature. Introduction in Eng-Ger. Wrappers. $38 [item no.3931]


Il primo libro d’intavolatura di liuto. München 1620. [Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Krakow].
Faksimile-Edition Krakau, 13. Stuttgart, 2008. 21 x 33 cm, 116 pp. Line-cut of the Munich, 1620 edition. Printed on the recto pages only, after the original. 56 pieces (mostly dances) for ten course lute in French tablature. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. Wrappers. $55 [item no.8962]


GALILEI, Vincenzo, 1520-1591

Dialogo della musica antica et della moderna. A Facsimile of the 1581 Florence Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/20. New York, 1967. 23 x 35 cm, 162 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1581 edition. In Italian lute tablature and mensural notation. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2591]


Il Fronimo. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/22. Bologna, 2/ 1988. 22 x 31 cm, vi, 188 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1584 edition. This is a revised and enlarged version of the 1568 edition with 108 pieces in Italian lute tablature and mensural notation; the changes include a reordering of the pieces and the addition of a number of works for lute and solo voice. The treatise–on playing the lute–is in the form of a dialogue. Introduction in It by Rolf Rapp. Laid paper, clothbound. Last copy. $97 [item no.2478]


[Intabulations, lute] Libro d’intavolatura di liuto [nel quale si contengono i passemezzi, le romanesche, i saltarelli, et le gagliarde et altre cose ariose, ms. Gal. 6 (1584) della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze].
Archivum Musicum: Monumenta Musicae Revocata, 11. Florence, 1993. 25 x 33 cm, xii, 276, v pp. Line-cut of the 1584 autograph manuscript. Large collection of pieces for solo lute in Italian tablature. Introduction in It-Eng by Orlando Cristoforetti. Quarter linen. $85 [item no.2402]


GALLOT, Jacques, b.?-c.1690

Stücke für Barocklaute [Pieces for Lute]. Reproduktion der Handschrift im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städtische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek (Signatur II.6.14).
Lübeck, 1999. Oblong, 4˚. iv, 40 pp. Line-cut of 72 pieces, reproduced 2 per page, almost exclusively devoted to Gallot. Signatur II.6.14 is one of the main sources for the works of the composer. French tablature, baroque tuning. Ring binder. $58 [item no.8188]


GARDANO, Angelo, b.?-1610 [publisher]

Balletti moderni facili per sonar sopra il liuto : dove si contengono brandi, saltarelli, gagliarde, balletti francesi, tedeschi, arie diverse, passamezi, padoane e canzoni francese.
Lübeck, 2012. 4°, 31 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1611 edition (reproduced 2 up per page). 57 unknown pieces in Italian lute tablature, most of them dances. Rare example of the Venetian lute school. 2 canzoni francese, arie da cantar, and a transcription of a piece by O. Vecchi. Ring binder. $35 [item no.9459]


GAULTIER, Denis, c.1597-1672

Livre de tablature des pièces de luth sur plusieurs diferents modes, avec quelques reigles qu’il faut observer pour le bien toucher. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 279. New York, [2009]. Oblong, 21 x 14 cm, 88 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, c.1680 edition. One of the main sources of the music by “Gaultier de Paris”, in French tablature, together with pieces by “Vieux Gaultier”. Begins with a short set of instructions. Wrappers. $25 [item no.9095]


La rhétorique des dieux. A Facsimile of Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett, MS. 78 C 12. Edited by David J. Buch.
Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, LXII (supplement). Madison, 1990. 23 x 30 cm, 83 pp. Halftone of the manuscript (printed two-up per page), together with table of contents and mode formulae. Wrappers. $35 [item no.8878]


GERLE, Hans, c.1500-1570

Musica teusch, auf die Instrument [der grossen unnd kleinen Geygen, auch Lautten]. Nürnberg, H. Formscheider 1532. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 10. Stuttgart, 2012. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, 128 pp. Line-cut of the 1532 edition. Gerle introduces students to the rudiments of playing the renaissance lute, the viol and rebec, including the way they were tuned, held, and played. Musicologists have called it the first viol tutor. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $45 [item no.9290]


Ein newes sehr künstliches Lautenbuch, Formschneider 1552 / [Newsidler]: Das ander Buch, Laub 1549; Das dritt Buch, Günther 1544. [Schmermar-Bibliothek, Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Schermar-Bibliothek Ulm, 18. Stuttgart, 1997. Oblong, 19 x 15 cm, c.460 pp. Line-cut of one book of lute music edited by Gerle (Nuremberg, 1552), and two edited by Hans Newsidler (Nuremberg, 1549 & 1544). German tablature. Hardbound. $89 [item no.7437]


Ein newes sehr künstlichs Lautenbuch, 1552. Facsimile of Leipzig II.6.5.
Munich, 2003. Oblong, 19 x 15 cm, c.460 pp. Line-cut of the 1552 edition. A collection of 69 pieces by Giovanni da Crema, Antonio Rotta, Francesco da Milano, Pietro Paolo Borrono, Marco d’Aquila and others, in German tablature. Wrappers. $70 [item no.8348]


GORZANIS, Giacomo, c.1525-c.1575

Intabolatura di liuto. Novamente da lui composto et per Antonio Gardano stampato et dato in luce. Libro primo [-tertio]. Index.
Geneva, 1982. Oblong, 8°, 224 pp. Line-cut of the Gardano editions, Venice, 1561, 1563, & 1564. Repertoire of Italian dances and 10 ricercari in Italian lute tablature. Wrappers. $57 [item no.1049]


GREAVES, Thomas, 16-17th c.

Songes of Sundrie Kindes 1604. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 22. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 42 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1604 edition, in table book format. 9 ayres for solo voice with lute and bass viol accompaniment; 6 songs of sadness for solo voice and viol consort; 6 madrigals for 5 voices, with or without instrumental accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3008]


HANDFORD, George, 16-17th c.

Ayres to be Sunge to the Lute [ca. 1609]. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 23. London, 2/ 1980. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 50 pp. Line-cut of manuscript R.16.29 from Trinity College, Cambridge. Ayres for solo voice, lute and bass viol, in table book format. Staff notation and French tablature. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3009]


HECKEL, Wolff, 16th c.

Lautenbuch, Straßburg, Christian Müller 1562. RISM 1562(24). [Universitätsbiblioek Basel; Stadtbibliothek Trier].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 9. Stuttgart, 2010. Obong, 21 x 17 cm, 2 partbooks, 228; 238 pp. Line-cut of the Straßburg, 1562 edition. Marvelous collection of pieces for two lutes—”discant & tenor”—reproduced from the surviving partbooks in Trier and Basel respectively. One of the very earliest prints of renaissance lute with 111 works notated in German tablature. Heckel’s work is comprised of four sections: “Teütsche stuck”, “Lateinische stuck”, “Frantzösische stuck”, “Italianische stuck”, “Allerley Täntz auff teütsche aufgesetzt”. Hardbound with decorative paper, with matching slipcase. $95 (more info... ) [item no.9210]


HOVE, Joachim van den, 1567-1620

Delitiae musicae [sive cantiones, e quamplurimis praestantissimorum nostri aevi musicorum libris selectae]. Utrecht, de Roy 1612, RISM 1612(18). [Stadtbibliothek, Mainz].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 5. Stuttgart, 2002. 20 x 32 cm, 136 pp. Line-cut of the Utrecht, 1612 edition. Contains c.40 works by Hove, plus intabulations of a number of Italian masters. Preludes, pavans, passamezzi, galliards, etc., in French tablature. Hardbound with decorative paper. $95 [item no.8157]


[Delitiae musicae, selection] Delitiae musicae [sive cantiones, e quamplurimis praestantissimorum nostri aeui musicorum libris selectae. Ad testudinis usum accomodatae. . . ]. Utrecht 1612. Auswahl.
Munich, 1991. 21 x 30 cm, 13 pp. Line-cut of the Utrecht, 1612 edition. Selection of 19 numbers (from a total of 114 in the original) for 6-8 course Renaissance lute in French tablature. Wrappers. $16 [item no.4323]


Florida, sive cantiones [. . .] ad testudinis usum accommodatae (Utrecht 1601). Uitgegeven door / Edited by Taco Walstra met medewerking van / with the co-operation of David van Ooijen & Rudolf Rasch.
Utrecht, 2004 4˚, 31, 224 pp. Line-cut of the Utrecht, 1601 edition. Dutch lute music (fantasies, intabulations of Italian vocal music, gaillardes, passamezzi, allemandes, etc.) written for 7 and 8 course renaissance lute in French tablature. Cloth. $128 [item no.8529]


Lautenbuch, Leiden 1615, Gesamtfaksimile / Complete Facsimile. Faksimile nach der Lautenhandschrift in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin Signatur: Mus. ms. autogr. Hove 1. Kommentar: Ralf Jarchow.
Glinde, 2006. 21 x 30 cm, 37, 53 pp. The “Lautenbuch” is the only known manuscript by Joachim van den Hove, who, around 1600, with Emanuel Adriaenssen, Nicolas Vallet and Gregorio Huwet was counted among the most important lutenists of the Netherlands. The pieces for 6- to 10-course lute intabulated in French tablature are retrospectively closer in style to the Renaissance rather than to early Baroque and emphasize the more traditional compositional style of Hove known from the prints. Contents: Ballard, Bataille, Caccini, J. Dowland, D. M. Ferrabosco, Gastoldi, Hove, Praetorius, Hagenbach, Lasso, Robinson, Saman, A. Striggio, Vallet. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $66 [item no.8742]


Praeludia testudinis. Inleiding-Introduction: Godelieve Spiessens.
Fontes Musicae Bibliothecae Regiae Belgicae, II/2. Brussels, 1982. 25 x 32 cm, ii, 42 pp. Line-cut of the Leiden, 1616 edition. 19 preludes for solo lute in French tablature. Introduction in Flam-Fr. Wrappers. $12 [item no.1149]


HUME, Tobias, c.1569-1645

[Ayres, voice, lute/viola da gamba] The First Part of Ayres 1605. With an Introduction by Frank Traficante. [British Library].
Hebden Bridge, 2002. 4˚. iv, 64 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1605 edition, in table book format. For voice with instrumental accompaniment, and instruments alone in various combinations. Staff notation and French tablature (suitable for bass viol and/or lute). Spiral binding. $32 (more info... ) [item no.8319]


Captain Humes; Poeticall Musicke 1607. With an Introduction by Frank Traficante.
Hebden Bridge, 2004. 27 x 37 cm, iv, 52 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1607 edition, in table book format. For voice with instrumental accompaniment, and instruments alone in various combinations. Staff notation and French tablature (suitable for bass viol and/or lute). Spiral binding. $32 (more info... ) [item no.8455]


JOBIN, Bernhard, b.?-c.1594

Das erste [-ander] Buch newerlessner fleissiger ettlicher viel schöner Lautenstück [von artlichen Fantaseyen, lieblichen teütschen, frantzösischen und italiänischen Liedern, künstlichen lateinischen Muteten, mit vier und fünf Stimmen, auch lustigen allerhand Passomezen].
Geneva, 1997. 17 x 24 cm, 160, iii pp. Line-cut of the Strasbourg, 1572-1573 editions. German tablature containing fantasias, dances and numerous transcriptions of works by Lasso. Wrappers. $101 [item no.1058]


JOHNSON, Robert, c.1583-c.1633

Sechs Stücke für Laute aus den Tabulaturen übertragen und für Gitarre eingerichtet von Reinbert Evers und Hildegard Ruhe. [Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, mus. ms. 168].
Cologne, 1981. 4º, 16, 8, i pp. Halftone of a contemporary ms copy, in French tablature, together with a new practical edition. Historical note in Ger. Wrappers. $12 [item no.3207]


JONES, Robert, c.1577-c.1615

The Muses Gardin 1610. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 30. London, 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 30 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1610 edition, in table book format. 21 pieces for soprano, lute and bass viol (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $40 [item no.3012]


A Musicall Dreame 1609. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 29. London, 2/ 1980. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1609 edition, in table book format. Pieces for 2 voices, lute and viola da gamba; 4 voices, lute and viol; and solo voice with lute and/or viol accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $40 [item no.3013]


[Songs & ayres, book 1] The First Booke of Songes and Ayres 1600. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 26. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1600 edition, in table book format. 21 pieces for 4 voices with lute accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $36 [item no.3014]


[Songs & ayres, book 2] The Second Booke of Songes and Ayres 1601. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 27. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1601 edition, in table book format. 21 pieces for soprano and bass voices with lute and viol accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $40 [item no.3015]


Ultimum Vale 1605. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 28. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1605 edition, in table book format. Pieces for solo voice, lute and viola da gamba; 4 voices, lute and viol; and two treble voices with lute and/or viol accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $36 [item no.3016]


KAPSBERGER, Johann Hieronymus, c.1575-c.1640

[Arias, voice, bc, book 1-2; Motets, voice, bc, book 1] Libro primo di arie passeggiate a una voce con l’intavolatura del chitarone, Roma 1612; Libro primo di motetti passeggiati a una voce, Roma 1612; Libro secondo d’arie a una e più voci, Roma 1623.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 32. Florence, 1980. 24 x 34 cm, 3 booklets, v, 80 pp. Halftone and line-cut. Over 60 monodies among the 3 publications, the first and third from engraved plates, the second in movable type. Italian lute tablature occurs only the arias of book I, otherwise staff notation has been employed. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers and slip cover in decorative paper. $49 [item no.1269]


[Intabulations, lute, book 1; Intab., chitarrone, books 1 & 4] Libro primo d’intavolatura di lauto, Roma 1611; Libro primo d’intavolatura di chitarrone, Venezia 1604; Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, Roma 1640.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 46. Florence, 1982. 24 x 34 cm, 3 vols, vi, 140 pp. Line-cut of 3 important solo lute collections in Italian tablature. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers and slipcover in decorative paper. $45 (more info... ) [item no.1062]


[Intabulations, lute, book 1] Libro primo d’intavolatura di lauto.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/41. Bologna, 2/ 1988. 22 x 31 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1611 edition. 8 tocattas, 12 galliards, & 12 correntes for solo lute notated in Italian tablature. Laid paper. Wrappers. $33 [item no.1063]


[Intabulations, chitarrone, book 3] Libro terzo d’intavolatura di chitarrone. Introduzione di / Introduction by Franco Pavan. [Yale University Library, New Haven CT].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/83. Bologna, 2009. 4°, 32, 44 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1626 edition. Many had thought this work to be lost but a copy recently surfaced at auction which Yale University Music Library was able to acquire. This facsimile edition reproduces that unique copy. Franco Pavan sketches out the exciting episodes of the appearances and disappearances of an edition that has been often cited during the centuries in the repertories and catalogues of several book collections. He also describes the main features of its important musical as well as theoretical and practical contents. Wrappers $52 (more info... ) [item no.9008]


[Intabulations, chitarrone, ms] G. Kapsberger, A. Piccinini, G. Viviani. Intavolature di chitarrone. Mss. Modena. [Archivio di Stato, Modena, Prot.n.2087/V.9].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 83. Florence, 1999. 24 x 33 cm, 13, 78 pp. Line-cut of a contemporary ms copy transmitting 39 compositions in Italian tablature for chitarrone (canzoni, toccatas, correnti, gagliardas, danzas, etc.). Wrappers in decorative paper. $35 (more info... ) [item no.7776]


[Villanelle, a1-3, books 1-4] Libro primo [secondo, terzo & quarto] di villanelle a 1, 2, & 3 voci, Roma, 1610 [1619, 1619, & 1623].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 28. Florence, 1982. 24 x 34 cm, ii, 4 books, 96 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1610, 1619, 1619 & 1623 editions. Contains 83 villanelle. Notated in score (staff notation) with lute accompaniment in Italian tablature for books 1 & 3. Books 2 & 4 are printed in movable type using staff notation. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers in decorative paper with slip case. $40 (more info... ) [item no.1065]


KÄRGEL, Sixt, c.1540-d.?

[Novae, elegantissimae, lute] Novae, elegantissimae, gallicae, item et italicae cantilenae, mutetae et passomezo, adjunctis suis saltarellis . . . in tabulaturam.
Geneva, 1983. 4º, 68 pp. Line-cut of the Jobin edition, Strasbourg, 1574. 4 Fantasias, 10 French chansons by Lasso and Rore, 8 madrigals by Rore, Arcadelt, & Lasso, 3 motets by Lasso, and 6 passemezi and saltarelli. Italian tablature. Wrappers. $30 [item no.1060]


LAMBERT, Michel, 1610-1696

[Airs, 2 voices, bc] Les airs, corrigez de nouveau de plusieurs fautes de graveure. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 258. New York, [2008]. Oblong, 25 x 21 cm, 85 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1669 edition. Airs for two voices and basso continuo in elegant staff notation. Contents: “Mon ame faisons un effort”; “Permettez qu’à mon dernier jour”; “Inutiles pensers”; “Il est vray son humeur”; “Mais comment avoir”; “O dieux comment se peut faire”; “Tous mes respectz attirent son couroux”; “A quoy me serttant de constance”; “Il faut aymer”; “Superbes ennemis du repos de mon âme”; “Je garde le respect”; “Hon n’aprehendez point”; “Je dirois que vous”; “Jugez si ma peine est extresme”; “Helas ne suis je pas a plaindre”; “Mon coeur qui se rendavous coups”; “Malgre la rigueur de mon sort”; “Pourquoy vous offencer”; “Au lieu d'avoir pitié”; “Quand ie voudrois celer”; “Pourquoy faut-il, belle inhumaine”; “Souffrir vostre rigueur extreme”; “Que me sert-il d'estre fidelle”; “Ah c’est trop de flatter”; “Ce seroit me tromper moy mesme”; “J'ay juré mile fois de ne jamais aymer”; “Hélas ! de mon erreur trop tard je m'apperçois”; “Puisque chacun doit aymer à son tour”; “Si c’est un mal que c’est un mal charmant”; “Jay merois mieux souffrir la morte”; “Quand ie voudrois pour me vanger”; “D'un feu secret je me sens consommer”; “Quand je mourrois pourroit”; “Puisque cett’inratte beauté”; “Mais quoy la cruelle le qu’elle est”; “Loin de vos yeux belle filuie”; “Lassé de vostre iniuste hayne”; “Il est vray Philis ie vous ayme”; “Le plaisir d’aymer est extreme”; ”Puis que labsence a trop peu de pouvoir”; “Quel que rigueur que ie puisse prevoir”; “Philis j’arreste en fin mon humeux”; “Aymons nous aymons nous”. Wrappers. $23 [item no.8968]


Airs de Monseiur Lambert non imprimez, c.1692 . Présentation par Jean Saint-Arroman. [Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Paris, Ms. 3043; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Ms. Rés 584].
La Musique Française Classique de 1650 à 1800, 192. Courlay, 2006. 24 x 33 cm, 47, 139 pp. Line-cut of two complementary mss (one of them prepared by the Foucault, c.1692), transmitting the later repertoire of Lambert’s Airs. Ms. 3043 resembles a printed edition and is reproduced in full size, while Ms. Rés. 584 has been reproduced in reduced format. Elegant staff notation. Preface in Fr-Eng-Ger. Wrappers. $69 [item no.8795]


LANDI, Stefano, 1587-1639

Il secondo libro d’arie musicali ad una voce. Roma 1627.
Archivum Musicum: La Cantata Barocca, 4. Florence, 1980. 24 x 28 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1627 edition. 14 cantatas for soprano and basso continuo in staff notation movable type (with additional alfabeto lute notation). Contents: “Odi glorie chiara”; A che più l’arco”; “Chi udete l’orecchi”; “Non s scherzi”; “come m’ami tù Clori”; “V’amati se voi”; “In van lu sing hi”; “Qu’asi intrepida Amazone”; “Amarillide deh vieni”; “D’ami gella tutta bella”; “T’amai gran tempo”; “O legl’occhi de sole”; “Non è più tempo”; “Pian si un tempo”. Introduction in It by Piero Mioli. Wrappers, in decorative paper. $22 [item no.361]


LAURENZI, Filiberto, 17th c.

[Arie, voice, bc, 1643] Arie a una voce per cantarsi nel clavicembalo ò tiorba (1643).
Monumenta Romandiola, [Fototypice Expressa] 4]. Bologna, 1979. 21 x 31 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Bartolomeo Magni edition, Venice, 1643. Wrappers. $24 [item no.4153]


[Arie, voice, bc, 1643; Concerti e arie, 1-3 voices, 2 vln, bc, 1641] Arie a una voce per cantarsi nel clavicembalo ò tiobra [composte per] La Finta Savia, Drama di Giulio Strozzi (Venezia 1643) e Concerti et Arie, a una, due, e tre voci, con una serenata à 5. e doi violini, e chitarrone (Venezia, 1641).
Musica Drammatica, 6. Florence, 2000. 24 x 34 cm, x, c.180 pp. Line-cut of Venice, 1643 and 1641 editions in staff notation movable type. Preface in It by Alessandro Magini. Wrappers. $48 [item no.8090]


LIETO (Panhormitano), Bartolomeo, 16th c.

Dialogo quarto di musica [dove si ragiona sotto un piacevole discorso sulle cose pertinenti per intavolare le opere di musica et esercitarle con la viola a mano over liuto con sue tavole ordinate per diversi gradi alti e bassi]. A cura di Patrizio Barbieri.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 10. Lucca, 1993. 15 x 20 cm, xxvii, 43, ii pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1559 edition. Short treatise explaining how to transcribe any contrapuntal score into tabulature for viola a mano or lute. Includes 14 tables showing the gamut, clefs, staves, accidentals, and the corresponding signs for Italian lute tablature. Introdution in It-Eng. Bibliography. Cloth. $27 [item no.3797]


LOCKE, Matthew, 1630-1677

His Little Consort of Three Parts: Containing Pavans, Ayres, Corants and Sarabands, for Viols or Violins. In Two Several Varieties: The First 20 are for Two Trebles and a Basse. The Last 20 for Treble, Tenor & Basse. To be Performed either Alone or with Theorbo’s and Harpsecord. [The Chapter Library, The College, Durham].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 193. New York, [2002]. Oblong, 24 x 19 cm, 3 parts, 36 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1673 partbook edition, in staff notation. Wrappers. $25 [item no.8074]


LUSCINIUS, Othmar, 1487-1537

Musurgia seu praxis musicae (Strassburg: Johann Schott 1536). Kommentar von Martin Kirnbauer.
Faksimile-Edition Theoretica, 7 Suttgart, 2014. Oblong, 20 x 16 cm, 108, xvi pp. Line-cut of the Strasbourg, 1536 edition. Essentially a free translation of Virdung’s Musica getutscht of 1511, preserving the dialogue format and copies of many of the original woodcuts. The translation was made upon the request of a Milanese bookseller who wanted to make Virdung’s treatise available to his Italian clientele. Besides the Virdung redux it also provides a treatise on mensural notation and polyphonic composition. Hardbound in decorative paper. $48 [item no.9408]


MASON, George, 16-17th c.

[& John Earsden] The Ayres that were Sung and Played at Brougham Castle 1608. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 31. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1608 edition. Settings for 1-2 voices & lute, in staff notation and French tablature. 1 work calls for bass viol in addition. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3017]


MATELART, Ioanne, b.?-c.1600

Intavolatura de leuto (Roma 1559).
Monumenta Testudinea, Fototypice Expressa, 1. Bologna, 1977. 21 x 31 cm, 24 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1559 edition, in Italian lute tablature. 24 compositions: 15 "recercate o vero fantasie"; intabulations of 2 mass movements by Morales; 7 fantasias ("recercate concertate") by Francesco da Milano and Giovanni Maria da Crema to which Matelart composed parts for a second lute. Wrappers. $25 [item no.5203]


Intavolatura de leuto, Roma 1559.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 10. Florence, 1984. 24 x 34 cm, ii, 24 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1559 edition. Line-cut of the Rome, 1559 edition, in Italian lute tablature. 24 compositions: 15 "recercate o vero fantasie"; intabulations of 2 mass movements by Morales; 7 fantasias ("recercate concertate") by Francesco da Milano and Giovanni Maria da Crema to which Matelart composed parts for a second lute..Wrappers. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers in decorative paper. $25 [item no.1081]


MAYNARD, John, c.1577-c.1614

The XII Wonders of the World 1611. Edited by Ian Harwood.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 32. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1611 edition, in table book format. Collection of songs for solo voice with lute/lyra viol and bass viol accompaniment (staff notation & French tablature). Instrumental pieces for bass viol and lute. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3018]


MERSENNE, Marin, 1588-1648

Harmonicorum libri XII. In quibus agitur de sonorum natura, causis, et effectibus: de consonantiis, dissonantiis, rationibus, generibus, modis, cantibus, compositione, orbisque totius harmonicis instrumentis.
Geneva, 1973. 22 x 30 cm, 367 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1648 edition. Complements the Harmonie universelle. The copy used for this facsimile includes many manuscript notes and corrections in the author’s hand. Hardbound. $182 [item no.2754]


MILÁN, Luís, c.1500-d.?

Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro. Valencia, 1536. [Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid].
Madrid, 2008. 20 x 29 cm, xxvi, 202 pp. Full-color reproduction of the Valencia, 1536 edition. Of utmost importance not only to vihuela enthusiasts but also to renaissance lute players and modern classical guitarists. “El Maestro” (“the Teacher”) was created as a method and is the earliest known example of Spanish tablature for the vihuela in print. The music it contains is exquisite: 40 fantasies, 40 preludes, 6 pavanas, 6 Christmas carols for vihuela and voice, 4 old romances and 6 sonnets. El Maestro is presented in levels from simple to complex, so that a beginning vihuelist can proceed from elementary to more complicated pieces as he or she learns. Many are of considerable virtuosity and compositional styles vary from simple homophony to polyphonic with virtuoso passagework. One notices immediately the great care with which the work was created and engraved. Alternate passages are given for players who wish to avoid more virtuosic parts, sections of pieces are indicated as optional, and Milan provides verbal tempo indications. The "vocal" notes in the tablatures for the Christmas carols have been painstakenly printed with red ink (a precursor of Bach’s use of red ink for the Biblical texts of the St. Matthew Passion). The music of Luis Milan is popular with performers to this present-day—both classical guitarists and lutinests regard El Maestro as an integral part of their repertoire. Introduction in Spanish by Gerardo Arriaga. Beautifully hard bound, with coverboards being a replica of the original. $125 (more info... ) [item no.9156]


MORALES, Cristóbal, 1500-1553

Magnificat omnitonum cum quatuor vocibus. RISM 1562(1)/M3597. [Brussels, Konikklijke Bibliotheek].
[Yellow Book Series, 11]. Højbjerg, 2015. 28 x 41 cm, 128 pp. Line-cut of the Antonio Gardano edition, Venice, 1562. 16 settings (mostly a4) by Morales, with additional works by Carpentras (2), Iachet (1), and Richafort (1), beautifully and clearly printed in choirbook format. Wrappers $120 (more info... ) [item no.9446]


MORLAYE, Guillaume, c.1515-c.1560

Premier [-second] livre de tablature de leut.
Geneva, 1983. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of the Fezandat edition, Paris, 1552-1558. For solo lute in French tablature. Fantasias, transcriptions of motets (by Piéton & Verdelot), chansons (by Sermisy, Sandrin, Arcadelt, etc.) and dances. Wrappers. $40 [item no.1092]


MOY, Louys de, 17th c.

Le petit boucquet, de frise orientale, contenant quelques chansonnettes musicales pour toucher du luth join deux violes de gambas parmy les vois: et autres padvanes pour le luth et violons communs. Introduction: M. Jape [Universitätsbibl., Rostock].
Facsimile Series, I/B.14. Peer, 1987. 14 x 21 cm, 142 pp. Line-cut of the 1631 edition. Contains French chansons for soprano, bass and lute (French tablature), 1 Dutch polyphonic song and pavanes for descant and bass viol with lute accompaniment. Hardbound. $41 [item no.1581]


MUDARRA, Alonso, c.1508-1580

Tres libros de música en cifras para vihuela (1546). Complete Facsimile Edition with an Introduction by James Tyler. (Reproduced by Permission of the Biblioteca Nacional Madrid).
Monte Carlo, 1980. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 15, 257 pp. Line-cut of the Seville, 1546 edition. Italian lute tablature & harp (or organ) tablature, in mensural notation. 3 books, one for solo vihuela or guitar, one for solo vihuela, and one for voice and vihuela. Fantasias, dances, villancicos, romances, sonnets, glossas, versos, tientos y canciones. Wrappers. (out of print - included only for bibliographic reference) [item no.1094]


NAUWACH, Johann, c.1595-c.1630

Libro primo di arie, passegiate a una voce per cantar, e sonar nel chitarrone, et altri simili istromenti. [Bayerische Staatsbibl., Munich].
Munich, 1984. 21 x 30 cm, 23, 23 pp. Line-cut of the Dresden, 1623 edition. 12 numbers in mensural notation. Includes additional score with realization of the basso continuo in French tablature for lute in g by Konrad Jünghänel. Wrappers. $28 [item no.3933]


NEGRI, Cesare (“il trombone”), c.1546-d.?

Le gratie d’amore.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/104. Bologna, 2/ 1983. 18 x 25 cm, 306, vi pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1602 edition. One of the great early works on Renaissance dance similiar to that of Caroso. Contains 58 engravings by Leon Palavicino after designs by Mauro Rovere showing dancers executing the figures of the gaillarde, pavane and other dances of the period. The accompanying music is in lute notation (Italian tablature), along with detailed instructions for steps and movements. Fine portrait of Negri. Afterword and bibliography by Rossana Dalmonte. Cloth. $108 [item no.1784]


Le gratie d’amore. A Facsimile of the Milan, 1602 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/141. New York, 1969. 8º, 306 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1602 edition. One of the great early works on Renaissance dance similiar to that of Caroso. Contains 58 engravings by Leon Palavicino after designs by Mauro Rovere showing dancers executing the figures of the gaillarde, pavane and other dances of the period. The accompanying music is in lute notation (Italian tablature), along with detailed instructions for steps and movements. Fine portrait of Negri. Laid paper. Cloth. [item no.2225]


NEWSIDLER, Hans, c.1508-1563

Ein newgeordent künstlich Lautenbuch. Nürnberg, Petreius 1536. RISM 1536(12). [Musikbibliothek, Leipzig].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 6. Stuttgart, 2004. Oblong, 19 x 15 cm, 174 pp + 3 foldouts. Line-cut of the Johan Petreius edition, Nuremberg, 1536, based on the exemplar formerly owned by Johannes Galbleber. 73 pieces for solo lute in German lute tabulature, preceded by instructions for playing the lute, including a number of musical examples. Includes additional pieces in manuscript. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $42 [item no.8497]


[Ein newgeordent künstlich Lautenbuch, part 1] Das Newsidler-Helf / The Newsidler Book. Twelve Easy Pieces and a Manual for German Lute Tablature Edited by Johannes Jansen, with Drawings by Achim Weichert.
Cologne, 1983. 4º, vii, 17, with 5 pp. New practical edition with 5 halftones from Ein newgeordnet künstlich Lautenbuch. Historical introduction in Ger-Eng. Wrappers. $15 [item no.3210]


[Hans Gerle]: Ein newes sehr künstliches Lautenbuch, Formschneider 1552 / [Newsidler]: Das ander Buch, Laub 1549; Das dritt Buch, Günther 1544. [Schmermar-Bibliothek, Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Schermar-Bibliothek Ulm, 18. Stuttgart, 1997. Oblong, 19 x 15 cm, c.460 pp. Line-cut of one book of lute music edited by Gerle (Nuremberg, 1552), and two edited by Hans Newsidler (Nuremberg, 1549 & 1544). Solo lute repertoire written in German tablature. Hardbound. $89 [item no.7437]


NEWSIDLER, Melchior, 1531-1591

Il primo libro intabolatura. . . RISM 1566(29). Il secondo libro intabolatura. . . RISM 1566(39). Venedig, Gardano 1566. [British Library].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 2. Stuttgart, 1999. 20 x 29 cm, 92 pp. Line-cut of the Gardano editions, both issued in Venice, 1566. 24 & 23 compositions for solo lute notated in Italian lute tablature. Includes madrigals, canzon, pass’e mezi and recercari. Hardbound in decorative paper. $54 [item no.7726]


Teütsch Lautenbuch [darinnenn kunstliche muteten, lieblich italianische, französische, teütsche Stuck fröliche teütsche Täntz...]. Straßburg, Berhard Jobin 1574, RISM 1574(13). [Universitätsbibl. Heidelberg].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 1. Stuttgart, 1999. Oblong, 21 x 34 cm, 108 pp. Line-cut of the Strasbourg, 1574 edition. 46 compositions for solo lute notated in German lute tablature. Hardbound in decorative paper. $69 [item no.7698]


OCHSENKHUN, Sebastian, 1521-1574

Tabulaturbuch auff die Lauten [von Moteten, frantzösischen, welschen und teütschen geystlichen und weltlichen Liedern], Heidelberg, J. Kohlen 1558. [Herzog-August-Bibl., Wolfenbüttel].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 4. Stuttgart, 2001. 22 x 31 cm, 187 pp. Line-cut of the Heidelberg, 1558 edition. 76 pieces for solo lute notated in German lute tablature. The intabulations of German lieder include several stanzas of text for each piece. Works by Josquin, Petschin, Senfel, Crequillon, Isaac, Hofhaimer, Mouton, Archadelt & others. Hardbound with decorative paper. $98 [item no.7941]


Tabulaturbuch auff die Lauten 1558. Facsimile of Leipzig II.2.45.
Lübeck, 2002. 4˚. Line-cut of folios 54-81 only, which tranmit 47 intabulations of German songs and motets by Isaac, Senfl, Stoltzer and others. German tablature, renaissance tuning. Wrappers. $33 [item no.8186]


PALADINO, Giovanni Paolo, b.?-c.1566

Tablature de lutz, Lyon 1549. [Bayersiche Staatsbibl., Munich].
Munich, 1986. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, i, 30 pp. Line-cut of the Jacques Moderne edition, Lyon, 1549. Intabulations of chansons, fantasias, galliards, pavans, and a large battalia, in Italian tablature with renaissance tuning. Wrappers. $21 [item no.3932]


PERI, Jacopo, 1561-1633

Le musiche sopra l’Euridice.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/2. Bologna, 2/ 1995. 4º, 58 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1600 edition. Monodies with figured bass accompaniment and choruses for 3-5 voices. Wrappers. $44 (more info... ) [item no.493]


Le varie musiche a una, due, e tre voci con alcune spirituali in ultimo. Per cantare nel clavicembolo, e chitarrone, & ancora la maggior parte di esse per sonare semplicemente nel organo.
Performers’ Facsimiles, 235. New York, [2000]. 25 x 35 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1609 edition. 20 monodies for 1 to 3 voices and basso continuo. Wrappers. $20 [item no.7797]


PETRUCCI, Ottaviano, 1466-1539 [publisher]

Canti B numero cinquanta. A Facsimile of the Venice, 1501/2 Edition. [Unique copy, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, I/23. New York, 1975. Oblong, 26 x 17 cm, 111 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1501/2 edition. Continuation of Harmonice musices odhecaton A. Laid paper, handsomely bound in white linen. $72 [item no.1342]


Canti C numero cento cinquanta. A Facsimile of the Venice, 1503/4 Edition. [Copy, Österreichische Nationalbibl., Vienna].
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, I/25. New York, 1978. Oblong, 26 x 17 cm, 334 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1503/4 edition. Continuation of Odhecaton A and Canti B. Laid paper, clothbound. $110 [item no.1344]


Harmonice musices odhecaton A. Introduzione di / Introduction by Iain Fenlon. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/95. Bologna, 2003 Oblong, 26 x 17 cm, xxviii, 210 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1501 edition. Contains the earliest part-music printed from type, and produced by a triple impression process (staves, then text, then music); it is also the earliest instance of a complete volume of part-music. Includes works by the most important composers of the day: Issac, Ockeghem, Obrecht, Josquin, Hayne, de la Rue, Compère, Tinctoris, Agricola, and others. Introduction in It-Eng. Wrappers. $87 (more info... ) [item no.8204]


Harmonice musices odhecaton A. Edited by Stanley Boorman and Ellen S. Beebe. Introduction by Stanley Boorman. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Critical Facsimiles, 7. New York, 2001. Oblong, 26 x 17 cm, xvii, 234 pp. Line-cut of the third edition, Venice, 1504. “Corrected” facsimile edition reflecting the views of the editors. With critical apparatus listing all errors and inconsistencies. Laid paper, wrappers. $45 [item no.7949]


Laude libro primo, Venezia 1508. Ristampa Anastatica, presentazione di Giulio Cattin e introduzione di Francesco Luisi.
Serie VII, A: Ottaviano Petrucci, 1. Venice, 2001. Oblong, 28 x 17 cm, 83, 130 pp. Halftone reproduction of the Venice, 1508 edition, from the copy preserved at the Biblioteca Capitolare Colombina, Seville. The only anthology of lauda (66) published by Petrucci devoted to a single composer—Innocentius Dammonis, a prior of San Salvador in Venice. This is the "second" edition (the 1506 “first” edition survives incomplete). Introduction in It-Sp-Eng. Hardbound. $100 (more info... ) [item no.8463]


Laude libro secondo (Venezia, O. Petrucci, 1507). RISM 1508(3). [Biblioteca Colombina, Seville].
[Yellow Book Series, 7]. Højbjerg, 2006. Oblong, 23 x 16 cm, 112 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1507 edition. Contains 60 setting for 3 and 4 voices by Bartolomeo Tromboncino and his contemporaries. Wrappers. $58 (more info... ) [item no.8725]


Motetti de passione de cruce de sacramento de beato virgine et huiusmodi. B (Venezia, O. Petrucci, 1503. RISM 1503(1). [British Library, London].
[Yellow Book Series, 6]. Højbjerg, 2006. Oblong, 23 x 16 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1503 edition. Contains 30 motet settings by Josquin and his contemporaries. Wrappers. $72 [item no.8724]


Motetti libro quarto (Venezia, O. Petrucci, 1505). RISM 1505(2). [Wolfenbüttel, Herzog-August Bibliothek].
[Yellow Book Series, 10]. Højbjerg, 2011. Oblong, 23 x 16 cm, 4 partbooks, 256 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1505 edition. Contains 55 settings (counting separate movements) for 4 voices by Josquin, Brumel, Obrecht, Mouton and their contemporaries. Wrappers, with slipcase. $130 (more info... ) [item no.9269]


Strambotti, ode, frottole, sonetti, et modo de cantar versi latini e capituli. Libro quarto. RISM 1507(2).
[Yellow Book Series, 3]. Højbjerg, 1991. Oblong, 23 x 16 cm, 112 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1507 edition. Includes 91 Italian secular songs in four parts; choirbook format with mensural notation. Wrappers. $44 (more info... ) [item no.4156]


Tenori e contrabassi intabulati col sopran in canto figurato per cantar e sonar col lauto. Libro primo. Francisci Bossinensis Opus.
Geneva, 1977. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 112 pp. Line-cut of the Petrucci edition, Venice, 1509. One of the earliest sources of Italian lute music. Wrappers. $45 [item no.968]


PHALÈSE, Pierre, c.1510-1574 [publisher]

[Des chansons, bk. 1] Des chansons reduictz en tablature de lut [à deux, trois, et quatre parties. Avecq une brieve & familiaire introduction pour entendre & apprendre par soy mesmes à iouer dudict lut, liure premier]. Löwen/Jaques Bathen und Reynier Velpen 1545. [Bibliothèque d’étude de conservation Besançon].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 12. Stuttgart, 2014. Oblong, 18 x 22 cm, 96 pp. Line-cut of the Louvain, 1545 edition, the first edition of this distinguished print. 61 pieces for solo lute in French tablature, including preludes, fantasies, French chansons and Dutch songs. Comparison with the 1547 edition provides wonderful insight how the Phalèse printing house reedited the edition, using the same woodcuts but altering the metal type to create a slightly different format. Hardbound in decorative paper. $32 [item no.9365]


[Des chansons, bk. 1-3] Chansons reduictz en tablature de lut à deux, trois et quatre parties. Livres I-III. Introduction d’Henri Vanhulst.
Geneva, 1984. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, viii, 242, 8 pp. Line-cut of the 1547, 1546 & 1547 editions. Set of instructions for the lute and a large collection of preludes and fantasias (by Narvaez), galliards and pavanes, as well as transcriptions of chansons by Sermisy, Clemens non Papa, etc. Wrappers. $61 [item no.990]


[Des chansons, bk. 5] Des chansons gaillardes, paduanes et motetz réduitz en tablature de luth. Livre cinquième. Avec une introduction d’Henry Vanhulst. Index.
Geneva, 1991. Oblongn 15 x 11 cm, xxviii, 64 pp. Line-cut of the Louvain, 1547 edition. A recently re-discovered French lute tablature. 4 fantasias, 5 dances, 2 motets and 24 French chansons, including works by Mouton, Sermisy, Richafort, Mahiet, Willaert, Maille, Payen and Certon. Wrappers. $30 [item no.3101]


Liber primus leviorum carminum. Premier livre de danseries contenant plusieurs pavanes, passomezo, almandes, le tout convenable sur tous instruments musicals. Préface d’Henri Vanhulst. [Stadtarchiv, Heilbronn].
Musique de Chambre, 5. Geneva, 1989. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 4 partbooks, xxx, 224 pp. Line-cut of the P. Phalèse & Bellère edition, Louvain 1571. Liber primus leviorum carminum—or “first book of easy songs”—consists of 103 dances a4 intended for all instruments. Mostly by Jean d’Estrée, the works include pavane-galliard pairs, allemandes and numerous branles, all written in mensural notation in partbook format. Index. Wrappers. $110 [item no.1367]


Liber primus leviorum carminum. Premier livre de danseries. Löwen, P. Phalèse und Antwerpen, J. Bellère 1571. [Stadtarchiv, Heilbronn].
Faksimile Heilbronner Musikschatz, 2. Stuttgart, 1995. Oblong, 19 x 15 cm, 4 partbooks, 438 pp. Line-cut of the Louvain, 1571 edition. Liber primus leviorum carminum—or “first book of easy songs”—consists of 103 dances a4 intended for all instruments. Mostly by Jean d’Estrée, the works include pavane-galliard pairs, allemandes and numerous branles, all written in mensural notation in partbook format. Hardbound in vegetable vellum. Slipcase. $126 [item no.7287]


Theatrum musicum [in quo selectissima optimorum quorumlibet autorum. . . carmina. . . fantasiae. . . catilenae quatuor et quinque vocum. . . muteta quatuor, quinque et sex vocum], 1563. Et suppléments manuscrits Oxford, Bodleian Library. D.4.10 Art.; Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, AA-fol-28 Rariora. Introduction d’Henri Vanhulst.
Geneva, 2005. 4º, xxv, 140, 6, i pp. Line-cut of the Phalèse edition, Louvain 1563. Anthology of 140 instrumental works–fantasias, dances, transcriptions of chansons, madrigals and motets–selected with the help of Fredericus Viaera from Friesland. Seven pieces are for two lutes. Preface in Fr-Eng. Wrappers. $126 [item no.7100]


PIERRE, Constant, 1855-1918

Les facteurs d’instruments de musique. Les luthiers et la facture instrumentale. Précis historique.
Geneva, 1971. 8º, 460 pp. Line-cut of Paris, 1893 edition. Treats French musical instrument makers, covering the period from the 15th to the 19th century. Wrappers. $61 [item no.4262]


PIFARO, Marcantonio del, 16th c.

[Intabulations, lute, book 1] Intabolatura de lauto de ogni sorte de balli novamente stampati et posti in luce. Libro primo.
Geneva, 1981. Oblong, 8º, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Gardano edition, Venice, 1546. Italian lute tablature. 14 dances, each accompanied by a saltarello. Wrappers. $25 [item no.1114]


PILKINGTON, Francis, c.1562-1638

Complete Works for Solo Lute. Edited and Transcribed by Brian Jeffery.
Music for Lute, 3. Oxford, 1970. 4º, 30, 13 pp. Line-cut of the original lute tablature, together with a new practical edition. Wrappers. $39 [item no.7723]


The First Booke of Songs or Ayres 1605. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 34. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3020]


The First Booke of Songs or Ayres of 4. Parts: with Tableture for the Lute or Orpherian, with the Violl de Gamba. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 95. New York, [1991]. 25 x 35 cm, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1605 edition. Wrappers. $20 [item no.4207]


PISADOR, Diego, c.1509-c.1557

Libro de música de vihuela.
Geneva, 1973. 22 x 31 cm, 184 pp. Line-cut of the Salamanca, 1552 edition. Compositions for the vihuela or for voice and vihuela, written in Italian tablature. 7 books: Romances, sonnets and dancing-songs; villancicos; fantasias; 8 Masses of Josquin (in 2 bks); 13 motets by Franco-Flemish and Spanish composers; & Italian, Spanish and French songs. (out of print - included only for bibliographic reference) [item no.1115]


PITTONI, Giovanni, 17th c.

[Intabulations, theorbo, op.1-2] Intavolatura di tiorba. Opera prima e seconda, Bologna 1669. [Printed edition & Ms. G.289, Bibl. Estense di Modena].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 29. Florence, 1980. 25 x 34 cm, v, 122 pp. Line-cut. 12 sonatas in tablature. Together with a reproduction of a ms that transmits the violin part for sonatas a 3. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers in decorative paper. $35 [item no.1116]


PORTA, Ercole, 16-17th c.

Ore di recreazione musicale [a una & due voci, per cantare, et sonare nel chittarone, ò altri instrumenti] (1612).
Monumenta Bononiensia, Persicetana, Fototypice Expressa, 1. Bologna, 1977. 21 x 31 cm, 20 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1612 edition. 17 numbers for 1 or 2 voices, with and without accompaniment by lute or keyboard. Hardbound. $21 [item no.5179]


PORTER, Walter, c.1588-1659

Madrigales and Ayres, of Two, Three, Foure and Five Voyces, with the Continued Base, with Toccatos, Sinfonias and Rittornellos to Them, after the Manner of Confort Musique, To be Performed with the Harpesechord, Lutes, Theorbos, Base Violl, Two Violins, or Two Viols.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 35. London, 2/ 1981. 23 x 35 cm, 6 partbooks, ii, c.120 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1632 edition, in the original partbook format. 22 pieces. Wrappers. $78 [item no.3021]


PRAETORIUS, Michael, 1571-1621

Syntagma musicum: Band II, De Organographia. Wolfenbüttel 1619. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Wilibald Gurlitt.
Kassel, 1929 17 x 24 cm, 311, iv pp. Line-cut. This volume, in German, describes the instruments known to the author and includes beautiful woodcut illustrations of them. Hardbound. $95 [item no.8126]


Syntagma musicum: Band II, De Organographia. Wolfenbüttel 1619. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Wilibald Gurlitt.
Documenta Musicologica, I/14. Kassel, 6/ 1985. 17 x 24 cm, 311, iv pp. Line-cut. This volume, in German, describes the instruments known to the author and includes beautiful woodcut illustrations of them. Hardbound. $87 [item no.1889]


Syntagma musicum: Musicae artis analecta / De Organographia / Termini musici. Reprint der Originalausgaben von 1614-15 und 1619. Herausgeben von Arno Forchert.
Kassel, 2001. 8º, 3 vols, 1153 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $95 [item no.7972]


RADINO, Giovanni Maria, fl.1575-1600

[Intavolatura di balli, lute/harpsichord] Il primo libro d’intavolatura di balli d’arpicordo di Gio. Maria Radino, organista in S. Gio. di Verdara in Padova Venetia MDXCII. Facsimile with Transcription by Rosamond E.M. Harding. [Copy, Bibl. Royale, Brussels].
Cambridge & New York, 1949. 8º, v, 26, 45 pp. Halftone of the Venice, 1592 edition, together with new practical edition and historical introduction. First Italian collection of dances to specify the harpsichord. Hardbound. $40 [item no.909]


RAIMONDI, Pietro Paolo, b.?-1647

[Sonatas, lute] Libro di sonate diverse, 1601. [Biblioteca Comunale, Como].
[Appendice: Como, 2]. Como, 1980. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, viii, 187 pp. Line-cut of the 1601 manuscript. 63 pieces for lute solo. Introduction in It by Oscar Tajetti. Wrappers. [item no.1119]


RAVENSCROFT, Thomas, c.1590-c.1633

Deuteromelia: or the Second Part of Musicks Melodie, or Melodius Musicke, of Pleasant Roundelaies, K.H. Mirth, or Freemens Songs, and Such Delightfull Catches. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 227. New York, [1998]. 17 x 24 cm, 46 pp. Line-cut of the William Adams edition, London, 1609. Wrappers. $18 [item no.7610]


Melismata. Musicall Phansies, fitting the Court, Citie, and Countrey Humours, to 3.4. and 5. Voyces. [British Library, London].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 228. New York, [1998]. 17 x 24 cm, 45 pp. Line-cut of the William Stanley edition, London, 1611. Wrappers. $18 [item no.7611]


Pammelia. Musicks Miscellanie, or, Mixed Varietie of Pleasant Boundelayes, and delightfull Catches, of 3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10 Parts in one. [British Library, London].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 226. New York, [1998]. 17 x 24 cm, 55 pp. Line-cut of the William Barley edition, London, 1609. Wrappers. $18 [item no.7612]


REUSNER, Esaias, 1636-1679

Erfreuliche Lauten-Lust, darinnen befindlich praludia, paduanen, allemanden, couranten, sarabanden, gigs & gavot.
Musica Repartita, 60. Amsterdam, 1997. Oblong, 32 x 21 cm, 44, iv pp. Halftone of the Leipzig, 1697 edition. Wrappers. $30 [item no.7662]


Neue Lauten-Früchte 1676.
Munich, 1996. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, 34 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1676 edition. Wrappers. $30 [item no.7322]


REYMANN, Matthias, c.1565-d.?

Noctes musicae.
Geneva, 1978. 4º, 212 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1598 edition. Lute tablature, in French notation. Preludes, fantasies on German melodies, passamezzi, pavanes and gaillardes. Wrappers. $111 [item no.1125]


RIGAUD, Louis de, 17th c.

Airs faits et mis en tablature de luth. [Bibl. Munic., Nancy].
Béziers, 1986. 19 x 27 cm, 35 pp. Line-cut of the Ballard edition, Paris, 1623. 14 settings for voice with lute accompaniment. Wrappers in beautiful hand-made marbled paper. $21 [item no.2244]


ROSSETER, Philip, 1568-1623

A Booke of Ayres, 1601.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 36. London, 2/ 1977. 23 x 35 cm, i, 48 pp. Line-cut. Songs by Thomas Campion arranged for voice, lute and bass viol in table-book format. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3022]


A Booke of Ayres, Set Foorth to be Sung to the Lute, Orpherian, and Base Violl.
Performers’ Facsimiles, 119. New York, [1992]. 24 x 36 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1601 edition. Wrappers. $20 [item no.4482]


ROTTA, Antonio, c.1495-1549

Intabolatura de lauto, di ricercari, motetti, balli, madrigali. Canzon francese da lui composti & intabulati & novamente posti in luce. Libro primo.
Geneva, 1982. Oblong, 8º, 112 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1546 edition. For solo lute in Italian lute tablature. 27 dances, 6 French chansons (by Maille, Meigret, Payen), 4 motets (by Jachet, Mouton, Willaert, Gombert), 6 madrigals (by Arcadelt, Festa, Pathie) and 6 ricercari. Wrappers. $33 [item no.1129]


RUDE (Rudenius), Johann, c.1555-c.1615

Flores musicae... ... per Joannem Rudenium... Heidelberg, Voeglin 1600; Flores musicae a Joannem Rudenium... ... liber secundus... Heidelberg, Voeglin 1600. [Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, [8]. Stuttgart, 2005. 22 x 33 cm, 144; 120 pp. Line-cut of Heidelberg, 1600 edition. An extensive collection, in 2 books, of music for 8-course lute, notated in French tablature. It was intended as a companion publication to Reymann’s “Noctes musicae”. Most of the works are intabulations of vocal originals, and the list of composer’s is vast: some 40 composers, including Marenzio (9), Gabrieli (6), Ferretti (13), Hassler (10), Vecchi (10); the collection also includes 7 intradas, 1 fantasia, 30 pavan-type pieces, 21 gailliards and 1 chorea. Hardbound with marbled paper boards. $79 [item no.8639]


RUIZ DE RIBAYAZ, Lucas, 17th c.

Luz y norte musical para caminar por las cifras de la guitarra española, y arpa, tañer y cantar á compás por canto de organo; y breve explicación del arte, con preceptos faciles, indubitables, y explicados con claras reglas por teórica, y practica.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 172 pp. Line-cut of the Madrid, 1677 edition. Method for the guitar and harp with pieces in tablature (españoletas, turdion, matachines, galerias de amora, torneos, marionas, chaconas & passacalles). (out of print - included only for bibliographic reference) [item no.1130]


SCHELE, Ernst, 16-17th c.

Tabulatur-Buch / Música et vinum latificant cor hominis / Ernst Schele / Anno 1619. (Auswahl). Herausgegeben von Lothar Fuhrmann. [Staats- & Universitätsbibl. Ms. M. B/2768].
Hamburg, 1981. 21 x 30 cm, v, 53 pp. Line-cut. Reproduces all the rastered pieces (39) from this fascinating ms. Wrappers. $39 [item no.4745]


SCHLICK, Arnolt, c.1455-c.1525

Tabulaturen etlicher Lobgesang, 1512. Reproduktion nach dem Exemplar im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek (Signatur II.6.13).
Lübeck, 2003. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm. ii, 95, iv pp. Line-cut of the Peter Schöffer edition, Mainz, 1512, the earliest printed collection of keyboard tablature. Includes 12 lute pieces with “zwo stimmen zu zwicken und ein zu singen”, and 3 works for lute with “drei stimmen zu zwicken”. Schöffer’s beautiful work employs triple impression printing (as practiced by Petrucci). Wrappers. $35 [item no.8349]


Tabulaturen etlicher Lobgesang. Peter Schöffer / Mainz 1536. RISM 1512(2) [Stadtbibliothek, Leipzig].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 7. Stuttgart, 2005. Oblong, 21 x 16 cm, 95 pp. Line-cut of the Peter Schöffer edition, Mainz, 1512, the earliest printed collection of keyboard tablature. Includes 12 lute pieces with “zwo stimmen zu zwicken und ein zu singen”, and 3 works for lute with “drei stimmen zu zwicken”. Schöffer’s beautiful work employs triple impression printing (as practiced by Petrucci). Harbound with decorative paper boards. $42 [item no.8587]


SPIGHI, Bartolomeo, 17th c.

Musical concerto d’arie e canzonette à una, dua, e tre voci, per cantare nel gravicembalo ò chitarrone. Opera quarta.
Archivum Musicum: La Cantata Barocca, 21. Florence, 1985. 21 x 31 cm, ii, 30 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1641 edition. 19 pieces in score format. Introduction in It by Claudio Cerretelli. Wrappers, in decorative paper. $31 [item no.2088]


STADEN, Johann, 1581-1634

Hertzens-Trosts Musica geistlicher Meditationen mit einer Stim. neben dem Basso Continuo, für einen Org. Theorb. oder Lautenisten. [Stadtbibliothek, Nuremberg, Will II, 436a].
Faksimile-Edition Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, 2. Stuttgart, 1998. 21 x 32 cm, 13 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg, 1630 edition, 12 strophic songs for tenor/cantus with basso continuo accompaniment (organ/theorbo/lute), concluding with a fugue a3 at the unison. This exemplar includes a page of organ tablature entered in manuscript on the last page. Hardbound in marbled paper. $23 [item no.7660]


TERZI, Giovanni Antonio, c.1580-1620

[Intabulations, lute, books 1 & 2] Intavolatura di liuto. Libro primo, Venezia 1593; Intavolatura di liuto, libro secondo, Venezia 1599.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 45. Florence, 1981. 23 x 34 cm, 2 booklets, v, 263 pp. Line-cut. Over 130 compositions in tablature for 1 or 2 lutes. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers and slipcover in decorative paper. $51 [item no.1144]


[Intabulations, lute, book 1] Intavolatura di liuto. Libro primo nella trascrizione di Mirko Caffagni.
Monumenta Lombarda, C/1 (Opere Giovanni Antonio Terzi, 1). Milan, 1966. 23 x 31 cm, 136 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1593 edition. Wrappers. $37 [item no.1143]


TODINI, Michele, 1636-d.?

Dichiarazione della Galleria Armonica, Roma, 1676. Edizione a curae di Patrizio Barbieri.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 2. Lucca, 1988. 11 x 16 cm, xxii, 92 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1676 edition. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $21 [item no.2895]


TROMBONCINO, Bartolomeo, 15-16th c.

[Frottole, voice & lute], in Frottole di B. Tromboncino e M. Cara “Per cantar et sonar col lauto”. Saggio critico e scelta di trascrizioni [a cura di] Francesco Luisi.
Studi e Testi, 3. Rome, 1987. 8º, 149 pp. Study, transcription, and line-cut facsimile of 10 frottole (8 by Tromboncino and 2 by Cara) from a 1520 Gardano print. Contents: Chi se pò slegar d’amore; Se glill dico, che dirà; Almen vedesti et cor mio; Mia ventura al venir se fa piú tarda; Ogni mal d’amor procede; Voi, gentil’ alme accese; Forse è ver, forsi che no; Monchos son d’amor perdidos; Se la lumacha che s’abrusa iin foco; Se amor non è, ch’è dunque quel ch’io sento. Wrappers. $26 [item no.7289]


VALDERRÁBANO, Enriquez de, c.1500-c.1557

Libro de música de vihuela intitulado Silva de Sirenas.
Geneva, 1981. 22 x 30 cm, 223 pp. Line-cut of the Valladolid, 1547 edition. Tablature for 1 and 2 vihuelas. Transcriptions of motets and songs by Gombert, Josquin, Mouton, Verdelot, Willaert, and villancicos, sonnets, and romances by Ortiz and Vasquez. Wrappers. (out of print - included only for bibliographic reference) [item no.1147]


VALENTINI, Pietro Francesco, 1586-1654

Il leuto anatomizzato, ms. Roma s.d. / Ordine . . . il quale serve a sonare et intavolare nel lauto, ms. Roma s.d. [Bibl. Apostolica Vaticana].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 67. Florence, 1989. Oblong & upright, 34 x 24 cm, 2 booklets, xix, 165 pp. Line-cut. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoferetti. Wrappers, with slipcover in decorative paper. $54 [item no.1795]


VALERIUS, Adriaen, 1575-1625

Neder-Landtsche Gedenck-Clanck. A Facsimile of the Haarlem, 1626 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/63. New York, 1974. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, 306 pp. Line-cut of the Haarlem, 1626 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.1895]


Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clanck. Herdrukt naar de oorspronkeljke uitgaaf von 1626 ingeleid en voorzein van biografische, taalkundige. Historische en musicologische aanteekenigen door Dr. P.J. Meertens, Prof. Dr. N.B. Tenhaeff en Mevr. A. Komter-Kuipers. Bandversiering van Georg Rueter. Derde Druk.
Amsterdam-Antwerp, 1947. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, lxxii, 288 pp. New edition of the text with line-cut reproductions of all musical examples from the Haarlem, 1626 edition. Full musicological commentary in Dutch. Hardbound. Rare. $135 [item no.7561]


VEROVIO, Simon, fl.1575-1608

Lodi della musica a tre voci.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/38b. Bologna, 1971. 22 x 32 cm, 38 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1595 edition. 10 numbers in mensural notation, keyboard score, and Italian lute tablature. Hardbound. $36 [item no.1288]


VIRGILIANO, Aurelio, 17-18th c.

Il Dolcimelo. Variati passaggi e diminutioni cosi per voci. Riproduzione eseguita dall’esemplare del Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale di Bologna.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 11. Florence, 1979. 24 x 34 cm, v, 113 pp. Halftone of a rare manuscript illustrating ornamentation “tutti modi da sonar qualfiuoglia istrumento”. Introduction in It by Marcello Castellani. Wrappers in decorative paper. $42 [item no.1289]


WAISSEL, Matthäus, c.1535-1602

Tabulatura continens insignes et selectissimas quasque cantiones. [Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 25. Stuttgart, 2001. 21 x 31 cm, 96 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt a.d. Oder, 1573 edition. 52 pieces for solo lute in German lute tablature. Includes transcription of vocal music (Clemens non Papa, Sermisy, Senfl, Arcadelt, etc.) and numerous dance numbers. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. $85 [item no.7948]


WYSSENBACH, Rudolf, 16th c. [publisher]

Tabulaturbuch uff die Lutten von mancherley lieplicher italienischer Dantzliedern mitsampt dem Vogelsang und einer Fäldschlacht, uß wälhscher Tabulatur flyssig in Thütsche gesetzt.
Leipzig, 1980. Oblong, 20 x 16 cm, 90 pp. Halftone of the Zürich, 1550 edition. Quarter linen with coverboards in decorative paper. $68 [item no.1763]


Tabulaturbuch uff die Lutten, 1550. Reproduktion nach dem Exemplar im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städtische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek Signatur II.6.6.
Lübeck, 1999. Oblong, 4˚. ii, 94 pp. Line-cut. Ring binder. $56 [item no.8189]


ZACCONI, Lodovico, 1555-1627

Prattica di musica utile et necessaria si al compositore si anco al cantore.
Bibliotheca Musica Bonon3iensis, II/1-2. Bologna, 1983. 17 x 25 cm, 2 vols: 477 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1596-1622 edition. An amazing treatment of practical concerns in music, with sections on emotional effect, music as science, the art and responsibility of the singer, director, and composer, mood, time, prolation, techniques of counterpoint, improvisation, and imitation. Includes whole sections of musical examples taken from the works of Tigrini, Cerreti, Zarlino, Banchieri, and Diruti. Wrappers. $120 [item no.2512]


COMPOSITE & MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES

Airs de différents autheurs mis en tablature de luth. 7e à 15e livre.
Geneva, 1985. 15 x 22 cm, 5 vols, 672 pp Line-cut of the Ballard edition, Paris, 1617-1632. Monodies with lute accompaniment by Antoine Boesset & others. Sequel to the airs intabulated for lute by Gabriel Bataille. Wrappers. (also available singlely). $160 [item no.954]


Anleitung zur Intavolierung. [Schermar-Bibliothek, Stadtbibliothek, Ulm, sign.132].
Faksimile-Edition Schermar-Bibliothek Ulm, 34. Stuttgart, 1997. 22 x 19 cm, 72 pp + 14 foldouts. Line-cut of an anonymous ms dating from c.1610. Facsinating manual for transcribing pieces in white mensural notation into French lute tablature. Hardbound in vegetable vellum. $34 [item no.7512]


[“Arpinus” Ms, Zwickau, Ratsschulbibliohek, Codex Mus. 115.3 (CXV. 3)] Lautenbuch des Johannes Arpinus.
Lübeck, 2007. Oblong, 20 x 18 cm, 84 pp. Line-cut. German lute tablature (6- and 7-course) compiled during the last decade of the 16th c. in the vicinity of Zwickau, Leipzig or Wittenberg. Diverse collection of pieces of German, Polish, & Italian origin. Introduction and inventory. Quarter linen with coverboards in decorative paper. $42 [item no.9455]


Art du faiseur d’instruments de musique et lutherie extrait de l’Encyclopédie méthodique, Arts et métiers mécaniques.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 240 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1785 edition. Historical and technical articles on musical instruments with 38 original plates. Wrappers. $61 [item no.3236]


The Balcarres Lute Book. Edited by Matthew Spring.
Glasgow, 2010. 25.4 x 35.6 cm, 2 vols, 412 pp. Copied out in Scotland at the close of the 17th c., the Balcarres Lute Book is the largest and most important post-1640 British source of lute music. It contains 252 compositions arranged for the eleven-course instrument, among them settings of native Scots airs and of English popular tunes, and French baroque lute music by mid- and later 17th-c. masters. Possibly compiled by or for Margaret Campbell, fourth wife of Colin Lindsay, third Earl of Balcarres, the manuscript has remained in the Lindsay family, being owned currently by Lord Balniel, son and heir to the present Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, who has deposited it in the National Library of Scotland. It is here published for the first time in a pair of volumes comprising a black-and-white facsimile and a transcription, along with an extended introduction, notes on related musical sources, and an informative critical commentary on each individual piece. Softbound, with slipcase. $165 (more info... ) [item no.9211]


[Barley, William] A new Booke of Tabliture, [containing sundrie easie and familiar Instructions, shewing howe to attaine to the knowlege, to guide and dispose thy hand to play on sundry Instruments, as the Lute, Orpharion, and Bandora: Together with divers new Lessons to each of these Instruments]. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 3. Stuttgart, 2000. Oblong, 20 x 17 cm, 108 pp. Line-cut of three companion methods printed for William Barley, respectively for lute, orpharion, and bandora. Hardbound in decorative paper. $54 [item no.7785]


The Brogyntyn Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer and Jeffrey Alexander. [Ms. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth].
Musical Sources, 12. Aberystwyth, 1978. Oblong, 24 x 19 cm, xxxii, 42 pp. Halftone of 2 music collections from c.1595: solos by Pilkington and others, a few duets (missing part to no. 20 in the Sampson Lute Book); and accompaniments to more than 20 songs. Some titles use letter-substitution ciphers. Wrappers. $40 [item no.4452]


Chamber Music for Lute, Viol and Wind Instruments. Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, Ms. II 4089. Introduction: Greta Haenen.
Facsimile Series, III/11. Peer, 1991. 4º, 208 pp. Line-cut. Contains lute solos and chamber music for a variety of instruments (transverse flute, viola da gamba, oboe, violin, cello). Composers include Blohm, Lauffensteiner, Pichler, Bleditsch, Johann Michael, Kühnel, and others. Wrappers. $48 [item no.3892]


[Dlugorai lute book] Sogenanntes Lautenbuch des Albert Dlugorai, 1619. Reproduktion in originaler Grösse nach der Handscrhrift im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städtische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek (Signatur II.6.15).
Lübeck, 2001. 21 x 30 cm, xx, 541 pp. Line-cut. Anthology from 1619 in German tablature with works by Polak, Besarde, Cato, Howet, Newsidler, Hassler, Haussmann, Schein, Mertel and others. Renaissance tuning. Hardbound. $150 [item no.8050]


[Dobney, Jayson Kerr] Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York. Jayson Kerr Dobney.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 2011. New York, 2011. 50 pp. Illustrated exhibition catalog with 70 color illustrations. Wrappers. $25 (more info... ) [item no.9227]


[“Elisabeth’s lute book”] Lautenbuch der Elisabeth von Hessen / Elisabeth’s Lute Book. Facsimile 4° Ms. Mus. 108.1. Universitätsbibliothek Kassel. Herausgegeben von / Edited by Axel Halle. Mitarbeiterinnen / Collaborators: Angelika Horstmann (Einleitung), Betty C. Bushey, Translation.
Kassel, 2005. Oblong, 18.5 x 15 cm, 24, 200 pp. Beautiful halftone facsimile of a collection of solo lute music, German, French and Italian songs with lute accompaniment and finger exercises formerly in the possession of Elisabeth (1596-1626), the eldest daughter of the Landgraf Moritz von Hessen. The instrumental pieces are notated in French lute tablature while the vocal compositions are notated in white mensural notation. Composers include Victor de Montbuysson and George Schimmelpfennig. 7-course lute. Hardbound with coverboards that duplicate the original (sumptuously decorated with the family’s coat of arms). Few copies remaining. $95 (more info... ) [item no.8610]


[Fabricius Lute Book] Petrus Fabricius (1579–1650): Lauten- und Liederbuch, Renaissance-Laute (& Gesang). Faksimile nach der Handschrift in der Königlichen Bibliothek Kopenhagen Signatur: Thott. 4° 841. Gesamtausgaben / Complete Edition. Transkription & Kommentar: Ralf Jarchow.
Glinde, 2013. 21 x 30 cm, 2 vols, 756 pp. An important lute and song anthology from the German-Danish cultural sphere, compiled c.1605-1615 by the pastor Petrus Fabricius. Some of the pieces are unique, while others stand out for their exceptional compositional technique. In addition, the numerous, sometimes quite earthy marginal notes provide insight into the cultural milieu of Fabricius and his time as a student in Rostock. The collection shares concordances the with the Nauclerus lute book. Composer include: Aelst, Ammerbach, Azzaiolo, Babst, Balletti, Besard, Borrono, W. Brade, Brechtel, Burmeister, Cato, Dalza, Dedekind, Demantius, J. Dowland, Drusina, Elsbeth, Gerle, Fabricius, Forster, Franck, Friderici, G.L. Fuhrmann, V. Fuhrmann, Gastoldi, Gutknecht, Haussmann, Heckel, Janequin, Jobin, J. Johnson, Klug, Köpphel, Krengel, Lange, Lauremberg, Lechner, Luther, Malchinger, Meiland, H. & M. Newsidler, Phalèse, Regnart, Reymann, Rhau, Rore, Rotta, Scandello, Selnecker, Spatz, Staricius, Susato, Tertre, Thym, Vento, Waissel, Walter, Wyssenbach, and Zangius. Hardbound. $265 (more info... ) [item no.9341]


15 Stücke für Renaissance-Laute. Reproduktion nach der Handschrift im Besitz der Stadt Leipzig Städtische Bibliotheken Musikbibliothek (Signatur III.11.26).
Lübeck, 1998. 21 x 30 cm, iii, 8 pp. Line-cut of a contemporary ms copy. Anthology of lute pieces, mostly anonymous, with two works by Besard. Ring binder. $16 [item no.8118]


Frühe Lautentabulaturen im Faksimile / Early Lute Tablatures in Facsimile. Herausgegeben von Crawford Young und Martin Kimbauer. Redaktion: Thomas Drescher.
Pratica Musicale. Veröffentlichungen der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, 6. Winterthur, 2003. 4º, 285 pp. Facsimiles of some of the earliest lute tablatures (hitherto unpublished) from the late 15th c. up until ca.1525 from Italian and German regions: Ms. Pesaro 1144 (produced in full color); and B/W reproductions of Ms Freibourg CU Cap. Res. 527 (olin Falk Z 105), Ms Vienna Mus.Hs. 41950 (Blindhamers Lautentabulatur), and Ms D-Mu, 4˚ cod. ms. 718 (Das Mathematik- & Tabulaturbuch des Jorg Wiltzell). The Pesaro source is a splendid manuscript in cordiform shape (extremely rare in music history) and transmits Italian poetry and music for lute and lira da braccio. Preface and commentary in Ger-Eng. Binding in leatherette, with handsome dust jacket with picture of an opening from the Pesaro MS; slipcase. $265 (more info... ) [item no.8471]


The Goëss Lute Manuscripts, I (c1655-1670). Introduction and Concordances by Tim Crawford. [Ms., Ebenthal Castle].
Munich, 1988. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 20, 249 pp. Line-cut. 112 pieces for lute in French tablature, including music by Vieux Gautier, Dubut, Fresneau, Gautier, Strobel, Boquet, Emond, Mercure, Le Moyne and others. Cloth. $88 [item no.3935]


The Goëss Lute Manuscripts, II (c1660-70). Introduction and Concordances by Tim Crawford. [Ms., Ebenthal Castle].
Munich, 1993. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 22, 183 pp. Line-cut. 43 pieces for baroque solo lute, including compositions by Mercure, the Gautiers, Dufaut, and Dubut. 48 pieces for solo viol (also in tablature), including pieces by Hotman, Young, Herwich, and Betkofsky. With introduction to the manuscript and listing of concordances compiled with the assistance of Claude Chauvel, Gordon Dodd, and François-Pierre Goy. Cloth. $75 [item no.3936]


[Goëss, MS III] The Ebenthal Tablature Mss. Goëss III (ca.1660-1670). Pieces for Lute.
Munich, 1997. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, vi, 75 pp. Line-cut of a 1685-1710 lute ms. 87 pieces for Lute in French tablature by François Dufaut, Johannes Fresnau, Jacques Gallot, Denis Gaultier, Johann Anton Losy, Jean Mercure, Charles Mouton, Germain Pinel, and Esaias Reusner. French tablature/baroque tuning. Introduction by Tim Crawford. Hardbound. $75 [item no.9477]


Goëss IV (ca 1685-1670). Pieces for Lute.
Munich, 1997. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, vi, 70 pp. Line-cut. 55 pieces for lute, including some pieces by Johann Anton Graf Losy. French tablature/baroque tuning. Introduction by Tim Crawford. Cloth. $75 [item no.7765]


The Goëss Lute Manuscripts, V (c.1680-1700). Introduction and Concordances by Tim Crawford. [Ms., Ebenthal Castle].
Munich, 1990. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, 158 pp. Line-cut. 42 pieces for solo lute and 12 lute duets. Works by Losy, Ginter, Dufault and others. Introduction by Tim Crawford. Cloth. $75 [item no.3937]


[Goëss, MS VI] The Ebenthal Tablature Mss. Goëss VI (ca.1685-1670). Pieces for Lute.
Munich, 1997. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, vii, 92 pp. Line-cut of a late 17th c. lute ms. 70 pieces for Lute by Losy, Gautier, Dufaut, Lully Ginter and others. French tablature/Baroque tuning. Introduction by Tim Crawford. Hardbound. $75 [item no.7849]


Goëss Hueber 1740. Lautenpuch von 1740.
Munich, c.1996. Oblong, 22 x 15 cm, c.250 pp. Line-cut. Compiled for Countess Maximiliana von Goëss by her lute teacher Joseph Anton Hueber. Six suites for lute, 102 solo pieces, sometimes parts of duets, bu Graf Pergen, Pichler, Prinz Lobkowitz and other. Hardbound. $75 [item no.7267]


The Goëss Tablature Manuscripts. Theorbo Book (ca.1650-1670). Pieces for Theorbo/Archlute. Pieces for Lute.
Munich, 1996. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, viii, c.162 pp. Line-cut. 65 pieces for theorbo and archlute. 26 pieces for baroque lute. Composers include Pinel, Hautman, Angelo Michele, Saint Luc, Reusner, Dupre, DuFaut and others. Hardbound. $75 [item no.7268]


The Goëss Tablature Mss. Goëss Vogl (1696). Pieces for Baroque Guitar. Pieces for Lute. Introduction and Concordances by Tim Crawford and Francois Pierre Goy.
Munich, 1997. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, xxiv, 74 pp. Line-cut. 47 solos for five-course guitar (a d g b e’) and 28 solos of eleven-course lute. The repertoire consists basically of French and Austrian music from the 1670s and 80s, mostly anonymous dances. Hardbound. $75 [item no.7615]


[”Harling” Lutebook] Lautenbuch des Wolff Christian von Harling, ca.1618. Herausgegeben von Joachim Lüdtke.
Lübeck, 2005. 21 x 30 cm, 117 pp (89 facs). Halftone. Lutebook formerly in the possession of Wolf Christian von Harling, a nobleman from Eversen, Lower Saxony. The manuscript, in several hands, contains dances of French provenance (some of them clearly based on the four-voice versions of Michael Praetorius’ Terpsichore), English music (sometimes with German titles, including versions of Dowland’s Battle Galliard and Frog Galliard), and Lutheran chorales and other German pieces. French tablature for nine-course lute (nearly all the pieces may be realized on lutes with 7 or 8 courses). Clothbound. $84 (more info... ) [item no.8690]


[“Herold” or “Herholder” Ms.] Ms. Herold, Padua 1602. In tavolatura de liuto. Außgeschrieben ihnn Padova Auß dess e[hrbaren] Christophori Herholdess sein[em] geschriebene[m] Lauttenbuch. A[nn]o: 1602. E. Faksimile mit einer Einführung von Andreas Schlegel und François-Pierre Goy. [Private collection, Hans von Busch].
Munich, 1991. Oblong, 25 x 17 cm, 46, 95 pp. Line-cut of a recently rediscovered lute book by Christoph Herold (1578-d.?) in the hand of an unknown copyist. Contains 40 works in French tablature and renaissance tuning. Hardbound. $84 [item no.4324]


The Hirsch Lute Book, c. 1595 (London, British Library, MS Hirsh M 1353). Containing 52 Solos and 1 Duet for 6-Course Renaissance Lute and 2 Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute. With an Introductory Study and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 21. Kilkenny, 1982. 25 x 38 cm, xxx, 58 pp. Halftone. Contains works by Byrd, Strogers, Allison, Dowland, Marchant, Cutting, Holborne, Ferrabosco I, Pierce, da Milano and many anonymous fantasias. Hardbound. $78 [item no.1055]


The Hirsch Lute Book, c. 1595 (London, British Library, MS Hirsh M 1353). Containing 52 Solos and 1 Duet for 6-Course Renaissance Lute and 2 Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute. With an Introductory Study and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 21. Kilkenny, 1982. 25 x 38 cm, xxx, 58 pp. Halftone. Contains works by Byrd, Strogers, Allison, Dowland, Marchant, Cutting, Holborne, Ferrabosco I, Pierce, da Milano and many anonymous fantasias. Wrappers. $58 [item no.4478]


[Holmes lute book] The Matthew Holmes Manuscripts I: Cambridge University Library MS Dd.2.11.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 7. Guildford, 2009. 4º, 3 vols, 200, 78 pp. The crown jewels of the English renaissance lute repertoire, in a beautiful full-color facsimile. 324 pieces, mostly for 6-course lute, some for 7-course lute or bandora, by Dowland, Holborne, Cutting, Pilkington, Bacheler, Allison, Ferrabosco, Francesco da Milano and others. The unique source of 5 pieces by Dowland, and some remarkable anonymous works. A must for any serious devotee of the lute; and even includes some easy pieces for beginners, added by the scribe as page-fillers. Hardbound. $160 [item no.9206]


Intavolatura manoscritta per liuto del duomo di Castelfranco Veneto. A cura / Edited by Franco Rossi. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/103. Bologna, 2012. 4°, 38, 216 pp; CD. Full-color facsimile (in CD format) plus B&W monochrome facsimile. This manuscript, beautifully copied by Giovanni Pacolini for an English patron, provides testimony to the repertoire intended for solo lute as well as pieces conceived for the unusual ensemble of three lutes. The collection includes music by the most important composers of the first half of the XVI century, and contains a wealth of extraordinary unica pieces, above all some works by Francesco da Milano. Introduction in It-Eng. Wrappers. $87 (more info... ) [item no.9281]


The Königsberg Manuscript. A Facsimile of Manuscript 285-MF-LXXIX (olim Preußisches Staatsarchiv, Königsberg, Msc. A 116. fol.). Central Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Science, Vilnius. With an Introduction, Inventory and Index by Arthur J. Ness and John M. Ward.
Columbus, 1989. 4º, 208 pp with 153 plates. Halftone of an early 17th-c. anthology of pieces for lute and bandora from the Brandenburg Court at Königsberg. Nearly 260 works in all, including compositions by Dowland, Johnson and Hoskins. Hardbound. $97 [item no.2900]


Kraków Mus. ms 40641 (ex Berlin). With an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer. [Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków].
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 2. Guildford, 2000. 4º, xii, 28 pp. Halftone of a c.1620 ms in French lute tablature, 7 to 10-course (but mostly playable on a 7-course), containing 26 works for solo lute, including 7 works by Robert Johnson, 4 by John Sturt, and 1 each by Bocquet and R. Dowland. Wrappers. $23 [item no.7966]


[Ladys Entertainment, book 1] The 1st Book of the Ladys Entertainment or Banquet of Musick Being a Choice Collection of the Newest and Most Airy Lessons for the Harpsicord or Spinnet. [Nederlands Musiek Instituut, The Hague].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 204. New York, [2001]. 22 x 32 cm, 26 pp. Line-cut of the Walsh edition, London, n.d. Works by Amadori, Simonelli and others (title page note: lessons can also be preformed on the lute or harp). Wrappers. $18 [item no.7943]


[Ladys Entertainment, book 2] The 1st Book of the Ladys Entertainment or Banquet of Musick Being a Choice Collection of the Newest and Most Airy Lessons for the Harpsicord or Spinnet. [Nederlands Musiek Instituut, The Hague].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 205. New York, [2001]. 22 x 32 cm, 26 pp. Line-cut of the Walsh edition, London, n.d. Works by Fontana, D. Purcell, H. Hall, Richardson and others (title page note: lessons can also be performed on the lute or harp). Wrappers. $18 [item no.7944]


Lautentabulaturen fränkischer Lautenisten. Staats- & Stadtbibliothek, Augsburg, Tonkunst 2º, Faszikel III. Bd. I, Solowerke, herausgegeben von Joachim Domning.
Hamburg, 1986. 21 x 30 cm, vi, 75 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $49 [item no.4743]


Lautentabulaturen fränkischer Lautenisten. Staats- & Stadtbibliothek, Augsburg, Tonkunst 2º, Faszikel III. Bd. II, Sammelhefte, herausgegeben von Joachim Domning.
Holtsee, 1989. 21 x 30 cm, v, c.75 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $59 [item no.4744]


Lautenbuch Ms. Ulm 1556. [Schermar-Bibliothek, Stadtbibliothek, Ulm, Sign. 113b].
Faksimile-Edition Schermar-Bibliothek Ulm, 19. Stuttgart, 1997. Oblong, 23 x 17 cm, 22 pp. Line-cut of a facsinating lute manuscript in German tablature notation. The scribe, Matthäus Gregg (1540-1590), was a member of a patrician family from Ulm. Hardbound. $33 [item no.7383]


[“Leipzig Mandora Book”] Mandora Handschrift ca. 1730. [Leipzig, Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek, III.12.18].
Lübeck, 2003. 4°, 95 pp. Line-cut. Mandola music in French tablature. Ring binder. $35 [item no.9464]


[“Leipzig Baroque Lutebook”] Leipziger BarockLautenBuch, ca. 1680. Handschrift II.6.24, Stadt Leipzig, Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek. Faksimile in zwei Teilen.
Lübeck, 2006. 4°, 2 vols, 237 pp. Line-cut. Collection of 347 lute pieces in French tablature. $69 [item no.9465]


Lutherie. Encyclopédie sciences et arts liberaux.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/101. Bologna, 1981. 25 x 35 cm, 46, with 34 illus pp. Line-cut of the Livorno, 1774 edition. Beautiful full-page illustrations of instruments. Cloth. $48 [item no.4008]


The Marsh Lute Book, c.1595, Containing 152 Solos and Duets for 6-Course Renaissance Lute, Four Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute and Nine Pieces for 6-Course Bandora with an Introductory Note by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 20. Aberystwyth, 1981. 24 x 34 cm, xxv, 256 pp. Halftone. 220 pages of tablature, 165 pieces. Music by Johnson, Dowland, Holborne, Cotton, Newman, da Milano & Morlaye. Many unica. Introduction and contents list by R. Spencer. Wrappers. $96 [item no.4451]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, parts 1-6] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, 6 vols, c.1185 pp. Line-cut, arranged chronologically, of 63 treatises on basso continuo practice by an anonymous writers, Bartolotti, Bovin, Buterne, Carre, Charpentier, Chaumont, Henry d’Anglebert, De la Barre, Delair, Feury, Marais, Nivers, Perrine/Saint-Lambert, F. Campion, T. Campion, Cheron, Clerambault, Couperin, Dandrieu, Delair, Leclair, Rameau, Dornel, Forqueray, Gervais, Goudat, Guillemain, Monnier, Monteclair, Pingre, Rameau, Serre de Rieux, Telemann, Travenol, Alembert, Blanville, Corrette, Dubugrarre/Geminiani, Laporte, Bethisy, Biferi, Clement, Dubreuil, Garnier, Gianotti, Gougelet, Labbet, Le Boeuf/Rameau, Roussier, Simon, Tapray, Bemetzrieder, Froestler, Gournay, Langle, Rodolphe, and Roussier. Wrappers. $423 [item no.8749]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 1] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.240 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Fleury: Methode pour apprendre facilement - 1660; Bartolotti: Table pour apprendre facilement - 1669; Carré: Livre de Guitarre contenant plusieurs pièces - 1671; Perrine: Livre de musique pour le Lut - 1680; Anonymous: Petites regles generalles qui peuvent servir de methode - 1680; Nivers: Motets a voix seule - 1689; Henry d’Anglebert: Pièces de clavecin - 1689; Marais: Basse-continuës des pieçes a une et a deux violes - 1689; Anonymous: (traité abrégé d’accompagnement) - c. 1690; Anonymous: Règles pour l’accompagnement - 1690; Delair: Traité d’accompagnement pour le theorbe - 1690; Charpentier: Abrégé des règles de l’accompagnement - c. 1692; Chaumont: Pieçes d’orgue sur les 8 tons - 1695; Buterne: Petites regles pour l’accompagnement - 1700; Boyvin: 2. livre d’orgue - 1700; Anonymous: Traité d’accompagnement du clavecin - c. 1700; La Barre: 1. livre de pièces pour la flûte - 1702; Saint-Lambert: Nouveau traité de l’accompagnement - 1707. Wrappers. $93 [item no.8750]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 2] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.220 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Couperin: Règles pour l’accompagnement - s.d.; Campion: Traité d’accompagnement et de composition - 1716; Clerambault: Règles d’accompagnement - 1716; Clerambault: Principes d’accompagnement - 1716; Dandrieu: Principes de l’accompagnement - 1719; Rameau: Traité de l’harmonie - 1722; Delair: Nouveau traité d’accompagnement - 1724; Leclair: 1. livre de sonates - 1723; Rameau: Nouveau système de musique théorique - 1726; Cheron: Sonates en trio - 1727; Campion: Lettre du sieur Campion a un philosophe - 1729; Campion: Addition au traité d’accompagnement - 1730. Wrappers. $85 [item no.8751]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 3] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.230 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Pingre: Traité de l’harmonie - s.d.; Rameau: Observations sur la méthode d’accompagnement - 1730; Rameau: Plan abrégé d’une méthode nouvelle - 1730; Monteclair: Réponse du second Musicien au premier - 1729; Rameau: Réplique du premier Musicien à la réponse du second - 1730; Monteclair: Réponse du second Musicien au premier Musicien - 1730; Rameau: Réplique du premier Musicien à l’écrit du second - 1730; Rameau: Dissertation sur les différentes métodes - 1732; Gervais: Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Méthode pour l’accompagnement - 1733; Campion: 2. recueil d’airs - 1734; Serre de Rieux: Les dons des Enfans de Latone - 1734; Telemann: Nouveaux quatuors en six suites - 1738; Goudat: Principes de L'accompagnement - 1738; Travenol: 1. livre de sonates a violon seul - 1739; Guillemain: Six sonates en quatuors - 1743; Monnier le Cadet: L’art de toucher le clavecin dans son propre caractêre - c.1745; Dornel: le tour du clavier - 1745; Forqueray: Pièces de viole avec la basse continüe - 1747; Anonymous: (Méthode d’accompagnement) - s.d. Wrappers. $88 [item no.8752]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 4] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.230 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: D'Alembert: Elemens de musique - 1752; Blainville: Essay sur un troisième mode - 1751; Corrette: Le maître de clavecin - 1753; La Porte: Traité théorique et pratique - 1753; Geminiani: L’art de bien accompagner - 1754; Dubugrarre: Méthode plus courte et plus facile - 1754. Wrappers. $88 [item no.8753]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 5] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.210 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Tapray: Abrège de l’accompagnement - 1755; Labbet & Leris: Sentiment d’un Harmoniphile - 1756; Clement: Essai sur l’accompagnement - 1758; Gianotti: Le guide du compositeur - 1759; Rameau: Code de musique pratique - 1760; Bethisy: Exposition de la théorie et de la pratique - 1764; Roussier: Traité des accords et de leur succession - 1764; Le Bœuf: Traité d’harmonie et règles d’accompagnement - 1766; Garnier: Nouvelle méthode pour l’accompagnement - 1767; Dubreuil: Manuel harmonique - 1767; Biferi: Traité de musique abrégé, divisé en trois parties - 1770; Simon: Théorie pratique d’accompagnement - s.d.; Gougelet: Méthode ou abrégé des règles - 1771. Wrappers. $80 [item no.8754]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 6] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.255 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Roussier: L’harmonie pratique - 1775; Corrette: Prototipes contenant des leçons d’accompagnement - 1775; Anonymous: Abrégé des règles de composition - 1777; Bemetzrieder: Nouvelles leçons de clavecin ou instructions générales - 1782; Rodolphe: Théorie d’accompagnement - c.1785; Gournay: Lettre à M. l’abbé Roussier - 1785; Langle: Traité de la basse sous le chant - 1797; Froestler: Traité d’harmonie et de modulation - 1800; Anonymous: Principes de l’accompagnement - s.d.; Anonymous: Règles d’accompagnement - s.d. Wrappers. $98 [item no.8755]


[Methods, lute, France, 1500-1800, part 1] Luth. Méthodes - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Ouvrages généraux. [Deux volumes réalisés par Joël Dugot]. Volume 1: Bonaventure des Périers, Fine (1-2), Le Roy (1-2), Phalèse.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 192 pp. Line-cut of 6 essays or treatises on the lute, organized chronologically from Bonaventure des Périers to Phalèse. Wrappers. $71 [item no.8465]


[Methods, lute, France, 1500-1800, part 2] Luth. Méthodes - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Ouvrages généraux. [Deux volumes réalisés par Joël Dugot]. Volume 2: Bésard (1-2-3), Encyclopédie méthodique, Garsault, Gaultier (D.), Gaultier (D. et E.), Laborde, Mersenne, Mouton, Perinne (1-2-3), Trichet, Vallet.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 200 pp. Line-cut of 15 essays or treatises on the lute, organized chronologically from Bésard to Vallet. Wrappers. $75 [item no.8466]


The M.L. Lute Book, c.1610-40, London, British Library, Additional MS 38539, Generally Known as John Sturt’s Lute Book Reproduced Four-Fifths Original Size... with an Introductory Study and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 25. Kilkenny, 1985. 23 x 37 cm, xl, 70 pp. Halftone. 89 pieces for Renaissance lute tuning requiring 6, 7 and up to 10 courses. Duets by Johnson, Allison and solos by Dowland, Stuart, Batchelar & Cutting; dances by French composers and from Jacobean masques. Continuo harmony table for 10-course lute in Renaissance G tuning. Hardbound. [item no.1073]


The Mynshall Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 6 [= Reproductions of Early Music, 3]. Aberystwyth, 1975. 21 x 31 cm, xxxi, 24 pp. Halftone of a c.1597-99 ms owned by R. Spencer. 36 solos and the upper parts of 4 duets, various acrostics and verses by Mynshall. Draft of the famous letter from the Earl of Essex to Queen Elizabeth. Wrappers. $48 [item no.7710]


[Nauclerus lute book] Johannes Nauclerus Lautenbuch. Gesamtfaksimile / Complete Facsimile. Faksimile nach der Lautenhandschrift in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Signatur: Mus. ms. 40141. Kommentar und Konkordanzen: Ralf Jarchow.
Glinde, 2010. 21 x 30 cm, 208 pp. The lute book of the North Frisian pastor Johannes Nauclerus (1579-1655) was copied between 1607 and c.1620 and it is one of the most frequently cited “student manuscripts” of the time. Apart from pieces for 6- to 8-course lute written in French and some in German tablature, there are 5 pieces for cittern. The extensive research for his biography shows also the acquaintance of the contemporary pastor Petrus Fabricius, to whose well-known song and lute book, there are also numerous concordances. Composers: Adriaenssen, Azzaiolo, Besard, Cutting, Denss, J. Dowland, Fabricius, Fuhrmann, Gastoldi, Haussmann, Holborne, Huet, Lechner, Lorenzini, Luther, Meiland, Nauclerus, Otto, Regnart, Reymann, Robinson, Schröter, Senfl, Thym, Vecchi, Waissel, & Walter. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $98 (more info... ) [item no.9197]


Nürnberger Lautenbuch. Handschriftliche Tabulaturensammlung um 1600. Herausgegeben von Helmut Mönkmeyer. Gesamtausgabe. [Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Bibl., Nürnberg, mus. ms. 33 748].
(= Die Tabulatur, 23-27). Hofheim, 1979. 4º. Halftone of a large lute collection in ms. Complete facsimile, together with practical edition. $74 [item no.1101]


Nürnberger Lautenbuch. Handschrifliche Tabulaturensammlung um 1600. Herausgegeben von Helmut Mönkmeyer. [Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Bibl., Nürnberg, mus. ms. 33 748].
Die Tabulatur, 23-24. Hofheim, 1979. 4º. Halftone of a large lute collection in ms. $78 [item no.1102]


Osborn fb7. Edited by Stewart McCoy.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 5. Guildford, 2007. 4º, xl, 39 pp. For 7-course lute, edited by Stewart McCoy, with Ian Harwood and John H. Robinson. A manuscript, now in the Beinecke Collection at Yale, from around 1630, with 9 pages containing 42 pieces, many of them easy. With introduction, full critical commentary on each piece, concordances and bibliography, clear modern tablature transcriptions of each piece, including reconstructions of the ensemble pieces (a lute duet and psalms for lute and voices); plus an appendix with closely related cittern solos. Wrappers. $51 (more info... ) [item no.9204]


Recueil de pièces de luth en tablature française, XVIIe siècle. [Brussels, Bibl. Conservatoire Royal, mus.ms. FA VI 10=5616].
Thesaurus musicus, nova series, A/8. Brussels, 1980. 23 x 31 cm, 74 pp. Line-cut of a c.1650 ms. Some of the works have been identified as pieces by Gaulthier le Vieux and D. Gaulthier. Printed with 2 original pages per page. Cloth. $46 [item no.1121]


The Hender Robarts Lute Book. c.1654-68. [Ms. Lanhydrock House, Cornwall].
Musical Sources, 11. Aberystwyth, 1978. 22 x 33 cm, xx, 79 pp. Halftone of a ms discovered in 1973 at Lanhydrock, the Roberts family home in Cornwall. Solos for 11- to 13-course lute written out by Hender Robarts. The 65 pieces include 20 by E. Gaultier, 1 by Pinel and 3 by D. Gaultier. Wrappers. $56 [item no.4454]


The St. Petersburg “Swan” Manuscript. A Facsimile of Manuscript O No 124, Library of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. With an Introduction, Inventory and Index by Tim Crawford and François-Pierre Goy.
Monuments of the Lutenist Art, II. Columbus, 1994. Oblong, 26 x 20 cm, 72, 209, 80 pp. Halftone. This ms, written c.1620-1660 probably in Germany, contains 198 pieces for lute, baryton, viol and keyboard, plus two songs in tablature. Composers include Ballard, Gaultier (“le Vieux”?), Guédron, Gumprecht, Lespine, Pinel, Schop, and many others. Wrappers. $108 [item no.4839]


The Sampson Lute Book (formerly known as the Tollemache Lute Manuscript), with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 4 [= Reproductions of Early Music, 2]. Leeds, 1974. 20 x 31 cm, xv, 24 pp. Halftone of a c.1609 ms owned by Robert Spencer and formerly known as the Tollemache Lute Book. 16 solos, 9 duets and the lute part of an Almain for broken consort by R. Allison. Hardbound. [item no.1131]


[“Schele” lute book] Ernst Schele Tabulaturbuch. Musica et vinum lætificant cor hominis anno 1619. Faksimile der Lautenhandschrift nach dem Exemplar der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Signatur: ND VI 3238. Kommentar: Ralf Jarchow.
Glinde, 2004. 21 x 30 cm, 40, 164 pp. Thought to have been copied by the Dutch lutenist Joachim van den Hove, and contains many of his own compositions, as well as a selection of music by his contemporaries (Aragona, Bacheler, Ballard, Besard, Bocquet, Cato, J. Dowland, Ferrabosco, Francisque, Hove, Huet, J. Johnson, Kapsberger, Lorenzini, Melii, d'Orleans, Palestrina, Philips, Quaresmine, Rude, Strobel, Tuenhuysen, Vallet, Verdelot). For 6 to 11-course lute, notated in French tablature. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $85 (more info... ) [item no.8741]


Siete piezas en cifra entre los papeles de Isabel de Valois. Original conservado en el Archivo General de Simancas. Transcripción por Antonio Baciero.
Colección el Mundo de Felipe, II. Madrid, 1998. 21 x 31 cm, 6, 66 pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile, in the original format, of a 16th c. ms in tablature notation found among the papers of Isabel de Valois. Suitable for vihuela (or keyboard instrument). The titles of the pieces are “Ribera berde umbrosa”, “Guárdame las vacas”, “Contrapunto sobre el Conde Claros”, “Pabanilla”, “Por unos ojuelos negros”, “Falsa m’es la’spiga”, “La moreta”. With CD recording played by Antonio Baciero on harpsichord. Edition of 980 numbered copies, with deluxe portfolio in silk. $370 (more info... ) [item no.7682]


The Thysius Lute Book / Het Luitboek van Thysius. Facsimile Edition of Leiden, Bibliotheca Thysiana 1666. Volume I: Introduction - Jan W.J. Burgers & Louis Peter Grijp; Concordances - Louis Peter Grijp, Simon Groot & John H. Robinson; Volume II. Facsimile Edition Folios 1-233; Volume III: Facsimile Edition Folios 233v-521v.
Muziek uit de Republiek, 2. Leiden & Utrecht, 2009 23 x 33 cm, 3 vols, 158, 380, 477 pp. Halftone. The Thysius Lute Book—taking its name from the Leiden bibliophile who acquired the manuscript in the 19th c.—is the world’s most comprehensive lute volume. Compiled by Adriaen Smout from Rotterdam between the years 1595-1646, the book is a complete international repertoire comprised of Italian dances such as passamezzi and galliardas, fancies, intabulations of madrigals, chansons and motets, psalms and English, French and Dutch ballads and dances. It includes lute music by John Dowland, John Johnson, Thomas Morley, Thomas Robinson, Robin Jones and others, arrangements of chansons by Thomas Crecquillon, Pierre Sandrin, Clemens non Papa, Claudin de Sermisy and Orlando di Lasso, madrigals by Palestrina, Ferretti and Noë Faignient, motets by Peter Phillips, Pietro Lappi, Arcangelo Bussoni, Giulio Belli and others, psalm settings by Jan Pietersz Sweelinck, Claudin le Jeune and Claude Goudimel, and many anonymous settings of ballads and dances. Smout also showed great interest in popular culture and included many peasant ditties and light-hearted song tunes. There are also remarkable lute quartets. All music has been notated in seven-line French lute tablature. 3 vols, hardbound, in slipcase. $235 (more info... ) [item no.9115]


The Trumbull Lute Book, c.1595. . . With an Introductory Note and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer. [Berkshire Record Office, Reading, mus. ms. Trumbull Add. 6].
Musical Sources, 19. Aberystwyth, 1980. 24 x 33 cm, xiv, 52 pp. Halftone. 26 solos, 10 duet parts and 2 mixed consort parts; 36 of them are for 6-course and two for 7-course renaissance lute. Wrappers. $54 [item no.4453]


Vezzosetti fiori de varii eccellenti autori, cioe, madrigali, ottave, dialochi, arie, et vilanelle, a una, e due voci. Da cantarsi con il cembalo, tiorba, chitarra spagnola, &c. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 1. Stuttgart, 1999. 22 x 34 cm, 24 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1628 edition. Wrappers. $15 [item no.7748]


The Welde Lute Book. [Private collection, Lord Forrester].
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 4. Guildford, 2004. 25 x 38 cm, xxix, 66 pp. Halftone. English lute ms dating from c.1600 containing 39 pieces in lute tablature by Dowland, John Johnson, Holborne and Byrd. Commentary and inventory by Ian Harwood, Martin Shepherd, Steward McCoy, John H. Robinson & Rainer aus dem Spring. Wrappers. $48 (more info... ) [item no.8379]


The Wickhambrook Lute Manuscript : US-NH, New Haven (CT) Yale University Irving S. Gilmore Music Library Music deposit 1 : (formerly Rare Ma21 W632). Introduction by Ian Harwood; Inventory, Notes and Bibliography by John H. Robinson.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 6. Guildford, 2008. 4º, xxii, 32 pp. Large folio-sized ms compiled in the 1590s, perhaps to collect and preserve lute music by John Johnson, who died in 1594, and whose works predominate in this source. It contains what seems to be an autograph of his son, Robert Johnson. It contains 24 pieces, all for 6-course lutes, including 2 duets; 11 by John Johnson, 4 by Dowland (this is the unique source of ŒTarleton’s Resurrection), 2 by Philip van Wilder, 1 each by Holborne, Peter Philips, and Lassus, and 5 by anon. The original hands are beautifully clear and easy to play from. Wrappers. $52 [item no.9205]


The Willoughby Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Jeffrey Alexander and Robert Spencer. [University Library, Nottingham, mus. ms. Mi Lm 16].
Musical Sources, 13. Aberystwyth, 1978. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, xli, 116 pp. Halftone. The c.1560-85 repertory may be that of Sir Francis Willoughby (the principal scribe); consists of 37 pieces for 6-course lute in vieil ton (G) tuning, 8 pieces for cittern and a keyboard version of Philip van Wilder’s “Je File”. Wrappers. $54 [item no.4450]


MODERN EDITIONS

Airs de cour pour voix et luth (1603-1643). Transcription avec une introduction et des commentaires par André Verchaly.
Paris, 2/ 1989. 4º, lxxi, 209 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $60 [item no.6185]


Albini, Filippo. Musicali concenti. Opera II (1623)–Opera IV (1626). A cura di Lorenzo Girodo. Introduzione di Cristina Santarelli.
Corona di Delizie Musicali, 4. Lucca, 2002. 4º, xxv, 81 pp. Critical edition. For one, two and four voices with bc. Wrappers. $42 [item no.6382]


Barbarino da Fabriano, Bartolomeo. Canzonette e sonetti a una e due voci (Venezia 1616). A cura di Concetta Assenza. Urtext.
Collezione Musicale Marchigiana. Bologna, 2003. 4˚, xlix, 39 pp. New critical edition. 16 canzonette for 1 voice and 12 for 2 voices. Introduction in It, with Eng summary. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6469]


Bernardi, Stefano. Motetti in cantilena a quattro voci con alcune canzoni per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti, con il basso per l’organo. 1613. Edizione a cura di Marco Materassi, trascrizioni: Flavio Cinquetti.
Lucca, 2012. 4º, xxiv, 105 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $45 [item no.6972]


Bottegari, Cosimo. Il libro di canto e liuto.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, V/17. Bologna, 1978. 8º, 190 pp. (Rpt. of 1898 edition). Modern edition of canzoni and canzonette of the celebrated Florentine lutenist/singer Cosimo Bottegari (16-17th c.). Introduction by L.F. Valdrighi. Includes 12 published documents concerning the musician’s life. Wrappers. (no music). $30 [item no.5391]


Cadenze e passaggi diversi intavolati per tiorba dal manoscritto estense G 239 (sec. XVII) a cura di Tiziano Bagnnati.
Società Italiana del Liuto, 1. Bologna, 1995. 4º, x, 33 pp. Critical edition of an important ms that demonstrates ornamentation and cadential formulae for the tiorba. Wrappers. $30 [item no.6487]


Caro, Annibal. Corona della morte di Annibal Caro. Poesia e musica per un letterato marchigiano del cinquecento (Venezia 1568). A cura di Lucia Fava.
Collezione Musicale Marchigiana. Bologna, 2001. 4˚, xxii, 128 pp. New critical edition. Collection of madrigals a5 by various composers, honoring the death of the poet Annibal Caro. Works by Merulo, A. Gabrieli, Schieti, Comis, Anville, Adriani, Ghibellini, Raimondo, Sperindio, etc. Inroduction in It, with Eng summary. Wrappers. $70 [item no.6473]


Cattin, Giulio. Laudi quattrocentesche del cod. Veneto Marc. it. IX 145.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Serie Paleografica, 10. Bologna, 1958. 8º, 19 pp. Wrappers. $7 [item no.5037]


[Chilesotti, Oscar] Danze del secolo XVI trascritte in notazione moderna [a cura di] Oscar Chilesotti.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/22. Bologna, 2/ 1979. 8º, 66 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, c.1890 edition). Modern edition of 45 of the most popular dance numbers from the 16th c., including works from Caroso’s Nobiltà di dame and Negri’s Le gratie d’amore. Cloth. $21 [item no.5368]


[Chilesotti, Oscar] Lautenspieler des XVI. Jahrhunderts. [Liutisti del cinquecento.] Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Ursprungs der modernen Tonkunst von Oscar Chilesotti.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/31. Bologna, 2/ 1976. Oblong, 25 x 17 cm, xvii, 248 pp. (Rpt. of 1891 edition). Modern edition of 137 pieces for lute by Newsidler, Matelart, Gorzanis, Da Milano, Galilei, Barbetta, Fallamero, Terzi, Molinaro, Besard, and many others. Preface in Ital-Ger. Laid paper. Cloth. $98 [item no.5377]


[Chilesotti, Oscar] Musica del passato (da intavolature antiche).
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/29. Bologna, 1968. 17 x 25 cm, 28 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, c.1890 edition). Modern edition for keyboard of 14 lute intabulations from the 16th c., including works by Newsidler, Da Milano, Rossetto, Corbetta, Visée, Roncalli and Weiss. Hardbound. $21 [item no.5375]


Collected English Lutenist Partsongs: I. Edited by David Greer.
Musica Britannica, LIII. London, 1987. 4º, xxv, 237 pp. Modern critical edition with staff and tablature notation. Works by Cavendish (14. Ayres in Tabletorie, 1598), Jones (First Booke of Songes, 1600 & Ultimum Vale, 1605), Pilkington (First Booke of Songs, 1605), Bartlet (A Book of Ayres, 1606). Wrappers. $164 [item no.7160]


Collected English Lutenist Partsongs: II. Edited by David Greer.
Musica Britannica, LIV. London, 1989. 4º, xxii, 246 pp. Modern critical edition with staff and tablature notation. Works by Danyel (Songs for the Lute, Viol & Voice, 1606), Ford (Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, 1607), Jones (Musicall Dreame, 1609), Campion (Discription of a Maske, 1607, First Booke of Ayres, c.1613, & Second Booke of Ayres, c.1613), Attey (First Booke of Ayres, 1622). Wrappers. $164 [item no.7161]


Composizioni inedite dall’intavolatura d’organo tedesca di Torino. A cura / Edited by di D. Felici.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/104. Bologna, 2011. Oblong, 4°, xl, 153 pp. Transcription of toccatas and ricercari, to a large extent unpublished, taken from German tablatures for keyboard in the Foà Giordano holdings, preserved in the National Library of Turin. The manuscript contains works by Italian, German and anonymous composers which, despite the variety of styles presented, testify to the rich fabric of exchanges and mutual influences that occurred between northern and southern Europe in the first 30 years of the 17th c.. Introduction in Eng-It. Wrappers. $69 [item no.6923]


Dowland, John. Ayres for Four Voices Newly Edited by David Greer.
Musica Britannica, VI. London, 2000. 4º, xxxvii, 215 pp. Modern critical edition with staff and tablature notation. Anthology of four voice works from Dowland’s First Booke of Songes or Ayres, 1597, Second Booke of Songs or Ayres, 1600, Third and Last Booke of Songs and Aires, 1603, & A Pilgrimes Solace, 1612, 65 compositions in all. Cloth. $167 [item no.6281]


[Ferretti, Giovanni] Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci (1575). Edited by Ruth I. DeFord.
Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 57-58. Madison, 1983. 4º, xx, 157 pp. Critical transcription. Wrappers. $59 [item no.6005]


50 Renaissance & Baroque Standards – English Version. With Variants, Examples & Advice for Playing & Improvising on Any Instrument.
Courlay, 2007. 21 x 30 cm, 144 pp. Here, brought together for the first time, are 50 renaissance and baroque ostinato basses, songs and dances upon which composers wrote variations over the course of decades or even centuries. These pieces circulated from country to country, from one publication or manuscript to another, and also served as a basis for improvisation by performing musicians of the time. Wrappers. $28 [item no.8893]


50 Standards, Renaissance & Baroque. Avec variantes examples & conseils pour jouer & improviser sur tout instruments.
Courlay, 2007. 21 x 30 cm, 144 pp. Same as above, but French version. $30 [item no.8899]


Francisque, Antoine. Le trésor d’Orphée. Transcribed for Keyboard by H. Quittard.
New York, 1967. 4˚, 80, iii pp. Reprint of the Paris, 1905 edition. Editorial notes in French with English translation. Wrappers $18 [item no.6884]


Frescobaldi, Girolamo. Partite di Girolamo Frescobaldi trascrizione in notazione moderna di Oscar Chilesotti.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/27. Bologna, 1969. 8º, 45 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, c.1890 edition). Modern edition for keyboard of Frescobaldi’s Partite sopra l’aria della romanesca, Partite sopra la monicha, Partite sopra Ruggiero, and Partita sopra la follia. Hardbound. $21 [item no.5373]


Gabrieli, Andrea (collected works edition) Le composizioni vocali di Andrea Gabrieli in intavolature per tastiera e liuto, a cura di Dinko Fabris. Tomo I (“L’intavolatura di Torino”); Riproduzione dell’originale.
Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Andrea Gabrieli; Edizione Critica, 17/1. Milan, 1993. 4º (upright & oblong), 2 vols, 200, 131 pp. Edition in linen, facsimile in wrappers. $192 [item no.5802]


Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo. Balletti a tre voci (1594) a cura di G. Vecchi.
Monumenta Lombarda Excerpta, A/2. Bologna, 1969. 4º, xi, 37 pp. Modern edition of 16 balletti in two versions: for 3 voices with lute accompaniment (tablature and staff notation), and for 1 voice and lute accompaniment (in staff notation). Wrappers. $29 [item no.5198]


Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo. Canzonette a tre voci. Libro secondo (1595), a cura di Giuseppe Vecchi.
Biblioteca Musicale della Rinascenza: [Corpus Mensurabilis, 4]. Bologna, 1959. 8º, 34 pp. Modern edition. Collection of 10 canzonettas. Wrappers. $20 [item no.5020]


Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo. Canzonette a tre voci, libro primo, libro secondo. A cura di Isabella Grisanti Grassi.
Didattica della Filologia Musicale, III / “I Testi” I-2002. Lucca, 2002. 4º, xxxviii, 57 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6378]


Gaultier, D. La rhétorique des dieux. Edited by David J. Buch
Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, LXII. Madison, 1990 23 x 30, xxi, 92 pp. Critical edition in modern score notation. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6658]


Gerle, Hans. Tabulature pour les luths, Nuremberg, Formschneider, 1533. I: Préludes. Transcription automatique par le Groupe E.R.A.T.T.O du C.N.R.S. Études musicoloques par Hélène Charnassé et Raymond Meylan; Réalisation informatique par Henri Ducasse.
Paris, 1975. 4º, xxiii, 47 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.6187]


Gerle, Hans. Tabulature pour les luths, Nuremberg, Formschneider, 1533. II: Pièces allemandes. Transcription automatique par le Groupe E.R.A.T.T.O du C.N.R.S. Études musicoloques par Hélène Charnassé et Raymond Meylan; Réalisation informatique par Henri Ducasse.
Paris, 1976. 4º, xvi, 84 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.6188]


Gerle, Hans. Tabulature pour les luths, Nuremberg, Formschneider, 1533. III: Chansons françaises et trios. Transcription automatique par le Groupe E.R.A.T.T.O du C.N.R.S. Études musicoloques par Hélène Charnassé et Raymond Meylan; Réalisation informatiqiue par Henri Ducasse.
Paris, 1976. 4º, xvi, 49 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.6189]


Gerle, Hans. Tabulature pour les luths, Nuremberg, Formschneider, 1533. IV: Psaumes et motets latins a troix voix. Transcription automatique par le Groupe E.R.A.T.T.O du C.N.R.S. Études musicoloques par Hélène Charnassé et Raymond Meylan; Réalisation informatique par Henri Ducasse.
Paris, 1977. 4º, xiv, 85 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.6190]


Gerle, Hans. Tabulature pour les luths, Nuremberg, Formschneider, 1533. V: Psaumes et motets latins a IV voix. Transcription automatique par le Groupe E.R.A.T.T.O du C.N.R.S. Études musicoloques par Hélène Charnassé et Raymond Meylan; Réalisation informatique par Henri Ducasse.
Paris, 1978. 4º, xi, 40 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.6191]


[Hove, Joachim van den] Joachim van den Hove. Life and Works of a Leiden Lutenist 1567-1620. [Edited by] Jan W.J. Bergers.
Muziek uit de Republiek, 3. Leiden & Utrecht, 2013 8°, 2 vols, 215, 527 pp, CD. The definitive book on Van den Hove. Vol. 1 covers his life, the musical sources, attribution of anonymous works, an analysis of stylistic features and work list. Vol. 2 provides a complete edition (in tablature) of his works. An accompanying CD contains transcriptions in staff notation. Linen. $160 [item no.6789]


Intavolatura per liuto e tiorba di anonimo. Ms. Pesaro, Cons. G. Rossini, b 14/7346. Testo originale e trascrizione a cura di Ivano Cavalini.
Monumenta Testudinea, 2. Bologna, 1979. 4º, xvii, 41 pp. Modern edition in Italian lute tablature and staff notation. 21 compositions, 12 for lute and 9 for tiorba. Wrappers. $22 [item no.5204]


Jeppesen, Knud. Die mehrstimmige italienische Laude um 1500.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Music Teatro, 16. Bologna, 1971. 4º, xcviii, 170 pp. (Rpt. of Leipzig, 1935 edition). Modern edition of 98 Italian laudes, together with historical and stylistic study. Cloth. $70 [item no.5103]


[Kapsperger, intavolatura, chitarrone. book 1] Intavolatura di chitarrone. Libro primo (Venezia 1604). Traslitterato per tastiera / Transliterated for Keyboard. A cura di Kenneth Gilbert.
Tastar de Corde, Il Liuto Traslitterato per Tastiera, 2 Bologna, 2001. 4º, xxiii, 67 pp. Critical edition in staff notation. Wrappers. $45 [item no.6489]


[Kapsperger, intavolatura, lute, book 1] Intavolatura di liuto. Libro primo (Roma 1611). Traslitterato per tastiera / Transliterated for Keyboard. A cura di Kenneth Gilbert.
Tastar de Corde, Il Liuto Traslitterato per Tastiera, 1 Bologna, 2001. 4º, xxiii, 48 pp. Critical edition in staff notation. Wrappers. $44 [item no.6488]


[Kapsperger, intavolatura, lute, book 1, arr] Intavolatura di liuto. Libro primo (Roma 1611). Traslitterato per chitarra / Transliterated for Guitar. A cura di Kenneth Gilbert.
Chitarra. Bologna, 1998. 4º, x, 48 pp. Critical edition in staff notation transliterated for guitar. Wrappers. $30 [item no.6490]


Kleber, Leonhard. Die Orgeltabulatur des Leonhard Kleber. Erster Teil. Herausgegeben von Karin Berg-Kotterba. Mit einem Konkordanzenverzeichnis von Martin Staehelin.
Das Erber Deutscher Musik, 91. Frankfurt, 1987. 4º, xii, 116 pp. Modern edition in staff notation. Leonhard Kleber (c.1495-1556), possibly a pupil of Arnolt Schlick, produced this set of 112 tablatures—playable on organ, lute or keyboard—between 1521 and 1524; composers represented in the collection include Paul Hofhaimer, Hayne van Ghizeghem, Heinrich Isaac, Josquin des Prez, Jacob Obrecht, Antoine Brumel, Heinrich Finck, Ludwig Senfl, Hans Buchner. Linen. $164 [item no.6914]


Kleber, Leonhard. Die Orgeltabulatur des Leonhard Kleber. Zweiter Teil. Herausgegeben von Karin Berg-Kotterba. Mit einem Konkordanzenverzeichnis von Martin Staehelin.
Das Erber Deutscher Musik, 92. Frankfurt, 1987. 4º, 160 pp. Part two of above. Linen. $150 [item no.6915]


Lambert, Michel. Airs from Airs de différents autheurs. Edited by Robert A. Green.
Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque, 139. Madison, 2005. 4º, xlvii, 151 pp. New critical edition in modern score notation of 121 airs, primarily from the anthology published by Ballard between 1658 and 1694. Wrappers. $95 [item no.6600]


Lanier, Nicholas. The Complete Works. Edited by Gordon J. Callon.
Boethius Editions, 11. Hereford, 1994. 4º, xxiv, 198 pp. Modern edition with critical apparatus and bibliography. Wrappers. $58 [item no.5964]


[Lasso, Orlando di, et al] Orlando di Lasso et al. Canzoni Villanesche and Villanelle. Edited by Donna G. Gardamone.
Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 82-83. Madison, 1991. 4º, lxi, 149 pp. Critical transcription of the canzoni villanesche and villanelle repertoire; nos. 29-35 are for lute, 36-40 for four-course cittern, and 41-43 for six-course cittern. Both modern and tabulature notation. Wrappers. $69 [item no.6006]


Le Roy, Adrian, and Robert Ballard. Second livre d’airs des plus excelants musiciens de nostre tems. Reduiz à quatre parties par M. Di. Le Blannc. Paris, 1579 / Airs de court. Mis en musique à 4. & 5. parties. De plusieurs autheurs. Paris, 1597. Edited by Jane A. Bernstein.
The Sixteenth-Century Chanson, 3. New York, 1995. 4º, 182 pp. Modern edition in score format of 81 airs, mostly for 4 voices. Cloth. $65 [item no.6931]


Morphy, G. ed., Les luthistes espagnols du XVIe siecle. Volume I[-II].
New York, 1967. 4º, liv, 252 pp. Reprint of the Breitkopf & Härtel edition, Leipzig, 1902 edition. Edition, in modern staff notation of: Luis Milan, “El Maestro” (1536), Luis de Narvaez, “Delfin para vihuela” (1538), Alonso de Mudarra, “Tres libros de música en cifras” (1546), Anriquez de Valderrábano, “Silva de Sirenes” (1547), Diego Pisador, “Libro de música de vihuela” (1552), Miguel de Fuenllana, “Orphénica lira” (1554), Venegas de Hinestrosa, “copla de Jorge Manrique” (1557), and Esteban Daza, Villancicos (1576). Cloth. $95 [item no.6625]


Milán, Luis. Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado del maestro. Compuesto por Luys Milan. In der Originalnotation und einer Übertragung herausgegeben von Leo Schrade.
Publikationen Älterer Musik, II. Hildesheim, 1976. 17 x 23 cm, xxx, 382 pp. (Rpt. of Leipzig, 1927 edition). Diplomatic transcription of the original tablature, side by side with a modern edition in staff notation. Wrappers. $147 [item no.6193]


Music for Mixed Consort. Edited and Reconstructed by Warwick Edwards.
Musica Britannica, XL. London, 1977. 4º, xxvii, 163 pp. Critical edition. One of the main modern sources of English instrumental ensemble music. 15 pieces from the Walsingham Consort Book of 1588 and 19 pieces from Matthew Holmes's Consort Books, c.1575 represent music for mixed consort, a colorful and eclectic genre that played an important role in Elizabethan and Jacobean secular music-making. Composers include Allison, Bachiler, Johnson, Reade, Nicholson, Morley, Baxter, Campion, and Lupo. Wrappers. $154 [item no.6272]


[Petrucci, Ottaviano] Ottaviano Petrucci. Frottole, Buch I und IV. Nach den Erstlingsdrucken von 1505 und 1505 (?) herausgegeben von Rudolf Schwartz.
Publikationen Älterer Musik, VIII. Hildesheim, 1967. 17 x 23 cm, lii, 101 pp. (Rpt. of Leipzig, 1935 edition). Critical edition (transcription with movable C clefs). Respectively 63 and 92 compositions. Wrappers. $51 [item no.6402]


Radesca, Enrico. Madrigali a cinque et a otto voci. Con il basso continuo e partito da sonare per chi piacerà del Radesca di Foggia, Maestro di Cappella nella metropolitana di Torino & della altezze serenissime di Savoia, libro primo. A cura di Rosy Moffa.
Opera Omnia Enrico Radesca di Foggia, III. Lucca, 2002. 4º, xxxi, 219 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $64 [item no.6369]


Radesca, Enrico. Thesoro amoroso. Musiche a una, à due & à tre voci. Opera decima. A cura di Marco Giuliani.
Opera Omnia Enrico Radesca di Foggia, IV. Lucca, 2002. 4º, l, 128 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $64 [item no.6480]


St. Gallen Orgelbuch. Die Orgeltabulatur des Fridolin Sicher (St. Gallen, Codex 530). Herausgegeben von / édité por / Edited by Hans Joachim Marz in Zusammenarbeit mit / en collaboration / in Collaboration with Thomas Warburton. Tabulaturen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Teil 3.
Schweizerische Musikdenkmäler, 8. Winterthur, 1992. 4º, 366 pp. Modern edition in staff notation. Fridolin Sicher’s (1490-1546) compilation of organ tablatures are principally arrangements of sacred vocal compositions. $375 [item no.6928]


Stefani, Giovanni. Affetti amorosi di Giovanni Stefani.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/24. Bologna, 1969. 8º, 70 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, c.1890 edition). Modern edition in score--voice, guitar & bass--of 32 numbers. Includes 5 pages in facsimile from the original 1621 edition. Hardbound. $18 [item no.5370]


Vecchi, Orazio. L’Amfiparnaso. Il testo letterario e il testo musicale. A cura di Renzo Bez.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/100. Bologna, 2007. 4°, 50, 94 pp. New critical edition (score) of the musical comedy printed by Orazio Vecchi in 1597. This polyphonic masterpiece owes part of its success over the centuries to its attempt to unite the two Parnassus’s, that of music and that of comic poetry, to which the allegorical title (”double Parnassus”) explicitly alludes. Wrappers. $63 [item no.8825]


Vecchi, Oratio. Arie, canzonette, e balli a tre, a quattro e a cinque voci con liuto di Horatio Vecchi [a cura di] Oscar Chilesotti.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/26. Bologna, 1968. 17 x 25 cm, 51 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, 1892 edition). Modern edition in full score format with lute accompaniment. Hardbound. $21 [item no.5372]


MONOGRAPHS

Brondi, Maria Rita. Il liuto e la chitarra. Ricerche storiche sulla loro origine e sul loro sviluppo.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/70. Bologna, 1979. 16 x 22 cm, xii, 170 pp. (Rpt. of Turin, 1926 edition). Cloth. $44 [item no.5408]


Bruni, Antonio Bartolomeo. Un inventaire sous la Terreur. Etat des instruments de musique relevé chez les émigrés et condamnés. Introduction, notices biographiques et notes par J. Gallay.
Geneva, 1984. 8º, 280 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1890 edition. Inventories harpsichords, fortepianos, violins, violas, flutes, guitars, harps, etc. seized from the homes of emigrants in an official report in 1794. Includes names of makers and sometimes the date of the instruments. Wrappers. $76 [item no.4247]


Cattin, Giulio. Contributi alla storia della lauda spirituale.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Serie Musicologica, 2. Bologna, 1958. 8º, 51 pp. Wrappers. $9 [item no.5045]


De clavicordio VII. The Clavichord and the Lute. Proceedings of the VII International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, 7 - 10 September 2005. Edited by Bernard Brauchli, Alberto Galazzo, Judith Wardman.
Piemonte, 2006. 8º, 277 pp. Articles on all aspects of the clavichord by leading scholars, builders and performers; authors in this issue include: P. Bavington, L. Bemmann, B. Brauchli, G. Crowell, Chr. D’Alessandro, M. Erdman, E. Helenius, U. Henning, J. Heringman, Chr. Hogwood, A. Huber, D. Ledbetter, L. Libin, G. O'Brien, P. Padilla/J. L. Garcia, P. Simmonds, I. Wjuniski. Wrappers. $89 (more info... ) [item no.6617]


Esses, Maurice. Dance and Instrumental Diferencias in Spain during the 17th and Early 18th Centuries. Volume I: History and Background, Music and Dance; II: Musical Transcriptions; III: The Notes in Spanish and Other Languages from the Sources.
Stuyvesant, 1992. 4º, 3 vols, 881, 678, 161 pp. Volumes 1 & 2 hardbound, volume 3 in wrappers. $202 [item no.6004]


Grijp, Louis & Willem Mook. Proceedings of the International Lute Symposium, Utrecht 1986. Edited by Louis Grijp and Willem Mook.
Utrecht, 1988. 8º, 168 pp. Includes contributions by H.M. Brown, A.J. Ness, L. Nordstrom, L.P. Grijp, P. O’Dette, R. Spencer, R. Nurse, J. Dugot, M. Lowe, W. Mook, Anne & Anthony Bailes. Wrappers. $44 [item no.5676]


Gstrein, Rainer. Die Sarabande. Tanzgattung und musikalischer Topos.
Bibliotheca Musicologica Universität Innsbruck, 2. Lucca, 1997. 8º, 234 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.6234]


Guizzi, Febo. Gli strumenti della musica popolare in Italia.
Alia Musica, 8. Lucca, 2002. 8º, lviii, 502 pp. Invaluable survey of popular instruments in use in Italy, ranging from percussion, wind and plucked instruments to various noise makers. Numerous drawings and plates. Wrappers. $72 [item no.6431]


La lutherie lorraine et français depuis ses origines jusqa’à nos jours, d’après les archives locales.
Vie Musicale dans les Provinces Françaises, 5. Geneva, 1985. 17 x 24 cm, 387 pp. (Rpt. of Paris, 1912 edition). Largely original work based on research in the Mirecourt and Nancya archives. Illustrations of instruments, violin labels, maker’s marks, portraits, etc. Wrappers. $126 [item no.4257]


Piccolellis, Giovanni de. Liutai antichi e moderni. Note critico-biografiche.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/22. Bologna, 3/ 1985. 18 x 25 cm, 239 pp with 24 illus. (Rpt. of Florence, 1885-86 edition). Cloth. $53 [item no.5142]


Poulton, Diane. A Tutor for the Renaissance Lute. For the Complete Beginner to the Advance Student.
London, 1991. 4º, 142 pp. Wrappers. $49 [item no.6056]


Regazzi, Roberto. The Complete Luthiers Library. A Useful International Critical Bibliography for the Maker and Connoisseur of Stringed and Plucked Instruments Collected and Compiled by Roberto Regazzi. With a Foreword by Charles Beare. Revision of the English Text by Jane Helen Johnson.
Bologna, 1990 8˚, xviii, 556 pp Limited edition of 600 copies. $225 [item no.6507]


Savart, Félix. Mémoire sur la construction des instruments à cordes et à archet. Lu à l’Académie des Sciences, le 31 mai 1819. Suivi du rapport qui en a été fait aux deux Académies des Sciences et des Beaux-Arts, par MM Haüy, Charles, de Prony, Cherubini, Catel, Berton, Le Sueur, Biot rapporteur.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 128 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1819 edition. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3327]


Serdoura, Miguel. Method for the Baroque Lute. A Practical Guide for Beginning and Advanced Lutenists
Bologna, 2008. 4˚, 364 pp. Comprehensive tutor for the 11- and 13-course Baroque lute, including an anthology of 250 pieces divided into 3 levels of difficulty. Wrappers. $97 [item no.6688]