BICKHAM, GEORGE. 1684-1758.
The Musical Entertainer. London: for the author and Charles Corbett, [c.1737-9].
2 volumes. Folio (386 x 245]. Engraved title and contents leaf to each volume and 200 engraved sheets of music, each with large vignette illustrations engraved by Bickham. Modern half calf, a.e.g. Some light foxing to preliminary and final leaves, second volume title and contents leaf soiled, upper joints partially cracked, corners rubbed, head and tail of spines chipped.
The first of its kind to be issued in England. Includes parlour-friendly arrangements of compositions by Handel, Purcell, Howard, Lampe, Carey, and others.