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MALCOLM (Alexander). Malcolm's Treatise of Music, Speculative, Practical, and Historical. Corrected and Abridged, by an Eminent Musician.1776

London, Printed for J. French, Abridged Edition, [2], 104pp., title-page a little soiled and lightly chipped at margins, disbound. First published in 1721, this was the first important treatise on the theory of music issued in Scotland. Malcolm emigrated from Edinburgh to New York in 1734 (he died in Baltimore,), where he taught mathematics and related subjects, but it was the above work which made his reputation. The L, C, E, O, Dt, Mrp, DLC and MH-Mu copies in the ESTC.

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