(MUSIC). ~ Old Semibreve; or, Musical Instruction for young Ladies and Gentlemen. [H.W. Martin] ‘Printed for Private Circulation’, [n.d.], c. 1840].
4to (210 × 162 mm), pp. viii, -32, plus frontispiece and 6 plates, all handcoloured zincographs. Some spotting to early and final leaves, including frontispiece (this leaf also with a small abrasion). Original blindstamped red cloth, gilt, expertly rebacked. Old ownership inscription to front free endpaper.Slightly soiled but a very good copy.
Sole edition of this eccentric elementary musical tutor for children, presenting a series of visual mnemonics for key musical ideas. Plates produced by C. Chabot, zincographer, Skinner Street.