CATHEDRAL MUSIC: Being a Collection in Score of the Most Valuable and Useful Compositions for that Service, By the Several English Masters Of the Last Two Hundred Years. The Whole Selected and Carefully Revised By the late Dr, William Boyce, Organist and Composer to the Royal Chapels, and Master of his Majesty's Band of Musicians. Second edition.
London: Printed for John Ashley, 1788. Three volumes. Volume I: (1) title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, [ 1 blank], [4 Subscribers], i- xi Memoirs of Dr. Boyce, (1) Erratum, iii- iv Preface, vii-x Account of the Authors, xi-xii The Table, 290 pages of engraved music. Volume II: (1) Title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, (1) blank, vii-x, Account of the Authors, xi – xii The Table, 305 pages of engraved music. Volume III: (1) Title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, [1 blank], v-vi untitled notice from William Boyce, ix-x, Account of the Authors, xi-xii The Table, 300 pages of engraved music. Original sheep-backed marbled boards. The paging at the start of all of the volumes is somewhat eccentric, and this is acknowledged in the Erratum in Volume I: 'Some irregularities may appear in the paging of the letter-press in the ensuing volumes..' Lacks the engraved frontispiece to volume I; some leaves in the preliminaries loose; some small loss of paper to the inner gutter of the first four leaves of volume II; bindings heavily worn and rubbed. In truth, this sets needs re-binding, but it will make a very good set when that is done.