A Collection of Anthems, As the same are now performed in his Majesty's Chapels Royal, & c. Published by the direction of the Reverend the sub-Dean of his Majesty's said Chapels Royal.

London: Printed for J. Bettenham for B. Barker at the College Arms near Dean's Yard Westminster, and W. Parker at the King's Head in St. Paul's Church Yard, 1736. Second printing of this title with pagination that differs so significantly from the first and third printings that it is possible that the contents are very different as well. The first was published in 1724. OCLC lists one copy of the first printing in North America (Trinity College). Engraved device on title-page, engraved borders and initial letters. Pages ruled in red throughout. Appendix has separate title page with same year of publication and engraved device. Some corners lightly worn. Endpapers with offsetting from the leather binding. Front flyleaf has light wear at gutter margin. A very good copy, clean and tight. Royal binding of contemporary gilt-tooled morocco with the gilt monogram of George II, and "Chapel Royal Hampton Court" stamped on front and rear boards, skillfully rebacked in period style with a gilt-lettered brown morocco label. All edges gilt. Octavo. [4], 182, [6, index] pp. Item #16323

Authors of these anthems include Purcell, Boyce, Weldon, Croft, and Mrs. George Frederick Handel.

OCLC lists six copies of this edition in North America.

Price: $2,000.00

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