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BAYLY, Anselm.

A Collection of Anthems used in His Majesty's Chapel Royal,

and most Cathdedral Churches in England and Ireland.

Stock Code
101576
London, J. and F. Rivington and W. Ginger, 1769
£1,750

A contemporary London binding for the Chapel Royal, St. James's. Published under the Direction of Anselm Bayly, Sub-Dean of his Majesty's Chapels Royal. This is the first edition of his compilation, which includes an introduction to the subject of Cathedral Music.

A similar binding with the same centre and corner ornaments is found on the 1749 edition of Anthems for the Chapel Royal in the Henry Davis Collection.

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Description

First edition; 8vo (180 x 112 mm); red box-rules throughout, woodcut initials, head and tailpieces, toning, closed tear in L1; contemporary red goatskin for the Chapel Royal at St James's, spine gilt in compartments with crescent and flower devices, covers gilt with elaborate centrepieces (front and back) containing cipher of George III and text 'Chapel Royal, St James's', outer frames composed of twin fillets enclosing stylised roll, and decorative corner-pieces incorporating royal crown, all edges gilt, a few marks to boards, extremities rubbed but gilt bright and the whole with a very appealing, unrestored patina.

Bibliography

Foot, Henry Davis Catalogue, II, no. 167.

Stock ID:101576

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