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WESLEY, Eliza (ed.).
Letters of Samuel Wesley to Mr. Jacobs, Organist of Surrey Chapel, Relating to the Introduction into this Country of the Works of John Sebastian Bach. (Now First Published.)

pp. (iv), 60. Bound in later linen with manuscript title to spine and within a decorated panel on the front cover, the title with a tear in the fore-margin and slight loss though not affecting text, the title strengthened along fore- and gutter margins by linen tape, that for the former obscuring the letter 'Y' of WESLEY and the word 'this', a number of leaves strengthened along the gutter margins, a faint remnant vertical crease where once folded, two opposing pages faintly browned from an inserted news cutting, but despite all these faults, a decent copy of a very scarce item. With the signature of E. GOWAN and a few marginal pencil notes, plus a ms. chronology of both Samuel Wesley and Benjamin Jacobs and a brief Index, all presumably by Gowan.

*COPAC records 7 locations, though not in the BL. This was first published in 1875, this edition seemingly unchanged. It includes a check-list of Wesley's compositions.

William Reeves. London.

Date Published: 1878. Second edition. 8vo.

Stock No. 61211

Price: 175.00