Godfrey Weber’s General Music Teacher: Adapted to Self-Instruction, both for Teachers and Learners; Embracing also an Extensive Dictionary of Musical Terms. Translated from the Third German Edition, with Notes and Additions, by James F. Warner. 1842, Godfrey Weber, James F. Warner, Gottfried.

Godfrey Weber’s General Music Teacher: Adapted to Self-Instruction, both for Teachers and Learners; Embracing also an Extensive Dictionary of Musical Terms. Translated from the Third German Edition, with Notes and Additions, by James F. Warner.

Boston: J. H. Wilkins & R. B. Carter, 1842. A later printing of this first American translation of the Godfrey (the first appearing in 1841) and the expanded dictionary. Large 8vo (9.63 x 6 inches), original ribbed brown or perhaps purple cloth, printed paper label on spine, 135, [1]; xc pages. Printed music in the text. Cloth generally sunned; small chip to the spine, and a bit frayed at the head and foot; label somewhat rubbed; some occasional light foxing; a very good copy. Item #20362

A work known perhaps for its superfluity of necessary detail. The appended Universal Dictionary of Musical Terms: Taken in Part from Dr. Weber’s Vocabulary of Italian Words and Phrases, but Chiefly Furnished from Other Sources, and Adapted to the Condition and Wants of this Country, by James F. Warner has a separate title page, and includes a new preface dated April 1, 1842, noting that the dictionary “has been enlarged, however, in the proportion of about three to one. . . . The additions made by the American editor are indicated by a star (*).” The dictionary also includes two additional appended pages not present in the 1841 edition. Early small neat ink ownership signature on the front free endpaper.

Price: $75.00