Catalogue of the music library of Charles Burney, sold in London, 8 August 1814
Music Collection Catalogue
Auction catalogues of music
xi, 42 p. ; 27 cm.
Includes original t.p.: The late Dr. Burney's musical library. A catalogue of the valuable and very fine collection of music, printed and ms., of the late Charles Burney ... which will be sold by auction by Mr. White ... on Monday, the 8th of August, 1814 ... [London : s.n., 1814] "Reproduced from the copy in the British Museum (pressmark S.C. 1076(1))"
Music Collections; Music Archives; Charles Burney
ML 138 .B96 1973
Burney, Charles, and A. Hyatt King. Catalogue of the Music Library of Charles Burney, Sold in London, 8 August 1814. Auction Catalogues of Music. Amsterdam: Frits Knuf, 1973.
A facsimile of the auction catalog from the sale of Dr. Burney's music library. Includes introduction.
Lists the contents of Dr. Burney's music library, as sold in auction in 1814. Contents of the library include Engish, German, French and Italian works; including opera, madrigals, sacred music, and instrumental music. Also includes a few treatises, books on dancing, miscellaneous books, pictures and prints, and musical instruments. Each entry includes the title, date of publication, auction number, and handwritten notes of the buyer and price. Includes historical background and commentary in the introduction.
Begins with an introduction by A. Hyatt King. The catalog is organized into the seven days of sale. The pieces within each day are classified by genre, then organized alphabetically by author.
Grant, Kerry S. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 31 (September 1974): 45-48. http://www.jstor.org/stable/895924 Higbee, Dale. American Recorder 15 (May 1974): 61.