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ANNOTATED PRESENTATION COPY Sketches of the Origin, Process, and Effects of Music with an Account of the Ancient Bards and Minstrels

Rev Richard Eastcott
Annotated presentation copy of the third edition with an affectionate note about the author’s life in Exeter, ‘now (1823) quite blind’ written by… Read more
Published in 1795 by Binns and Robinson.
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ANNOTATED PRESENTATION COPY Sketches of the Origin, Process, and Effects of Music with an Account of the Ancient Bards and Minstrels by Rev Richard Eastcott

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Annotated presentation copy of the third edition with an affectionate note about the author’s life in Exeter, ‘now (1823) quite blind’ written by the book’s recipient, George Westlake.

Half calf binding overlaid and strengthened with red cloth at some later stage - over marbled boards. Westlake’s bookplate appears on the front pastedown with offsetting opposite. Recording the gift of the book from his blind friend Westlake has written on the first flyleaf: ‘George Westlake the gift of the Rev.d Mr Eastcott 11th Jan.y 1820’. Westlake has annotated his book with a mixture of pencilled lines and verbal annotations to the margins (p26, 127, 159 etc). Westlake records his friend’s delapidated state of health at the end of Chapter V: ‘He is now (1823) quite blind this does not however prevent him from “following his profession”. He is also Organist of the Parish Churches of Exeter. GW.’ OCLC locates one copy only of the third edition at University of Washington.

Richard Eastcott (1744-1828) was ordained in 1767 and lived in Devon, drawing on the work of Charles Burney and John Hawkins in writing Sketches of the Origin, Progress, and Effects of Music. Evidently he continued his musical life into old age


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Publisher Binns and Robinson
Date published 1795
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