NY: Appleton, (1895). First Edition. Two weighty volumes. Large 4to, pp. 200, 300. Titles in red and black, two uncolored portrait frontispieces, thirty-seven plates (twenty-five mounted and colored, four uncolored but mounted on india paper) and numerous illustrations and decorations, some full-page. (One plate, Angel With a Viola, missing from Vol I, opp. p. 96.) Vol. I is the text, Vol. II contains the music. AEG. Leather. Covers little soiled and curled, o/w VG. Item #28919
The present work provides a valuable contemporary account of a number of the great composers, with a large number of plates and illustrations, many taken from contemporary photographs. The plates are produced by three printing methods, half-tone, photogravure and colored typogravure.