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Author Name    John Rastell.

Title   The Four Elements.

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Used: Very Good

Type   Hardcover

Publisher   Cambridge: University Printing House, 1971

Seller ID   KSF713-256

LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/4 inches. 73 pp. Rastell's printer's device in red on the title page, and another in black on page 9, an example of Rastell's music printing on page 19, 5 full-page illustrations printed in red, 1 and a half pages of printed music for the song "Time to Pass with Goodly Sport" on pages 66 and 67; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, printed paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, mauve end papers; binding square and tight. Very Good. Foreword by Brooke Crutchley; Introduction by Roger Coleman. John Rastell was an English printer, author, member of Parliament, and barrister. This is a modern edition of Rastell's morality play, The Four Elements, written about 1519. Rastell was also the first English printer of polyphonic music. The practice of printing music from a single impression (i.e.: using pieces of type that print staves, notes and text together), was apparently first practiced by Rastell in London about 1520.

The Four Elements, John Rastell, Muir Dawson

Price = 30.00 USD

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