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Playford, John, 1623-1686?

A brief introduction to the skill of musick: in three books. The first: the general grounds and rules of musick,according tho the gam-ut and other principles thereof. The second: instructions for the bass-viol, and also for the treble-violin: vvith lessons for beginners. By John Playford philo-musicæ. The third: The art of descant, or Composing musick in parts. by Dr. Tho. Campion. With annotations thereon by Mr. C. Simpson.
London: printed by William Godbid for John Playford, and are to be sold at his shop in the Temple, 1667.

8vo., [20], 151, [1] p. : ill. (port.) With table of contents and an advertisement on final page. "The art of descant or Composing of musick in parts" has separate dated title page; register and pagination are continuous.

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), P2453

Originally published in 1654 as: A breefe introduction to the skill of musick.
Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), P2447
Editions: 1655, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 83, 8, 94, 97, 1700.

No copy in the PL.

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