The Sources of Arabian Music

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Author: Henry George Farmer

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Hard Cover
1940 First Edition Thus. Limited number 35 of 150 copies reprinted from the records of The Glasgow Bibliographical Society, Vol XIII, and signed by the author.
Publisher -  Privately by the Author, Bearsden, Scotland. Ex Library.
Cover is hard bound in blue board. Spine bumped, corners bumped and rubbed.
No Dust Jacket is present.
End Papers are intact, buff, with library stamps present.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: a photographic image of musicians from the Kitab al-bulhan. Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; List of Abbreviations; Bibliography.
Main Text Body - Divided into sections, each section paginated separately. Fine and clean.   Five B&W plates.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering.

Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

A scarce book

An annotated bibliography of Arabic manuscripts which deal with the theory, practice, and history of Arabian music.

Henry George Farmer (1882 - 1965) wrote extensively on Arabic musical influences and the Islamic legacy to music theory.






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