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Mus. 1288

Printed. Bassus partbook only, lacking titlepage and sigs. B2-3 and D3.

Mus. 1288
Yonge, Nicholas, d. 1619 Grove DNB
Byrd, William, 1542 or 3-1623 Grove DNB
Musica transalpina. Madrigales translated of foure, five and sixe parts, chosen out of divers excellent authors, with the first and second part of La verginella, made by Maister Byrd, upon two stanz's of Ariosto, and brought to speake English with the rest. Published by N. Yonge, in favour of such as take pleasure in musick of voices.
London: Imprinted ... by Thomas East, the assignè of William Byrd, 1588
ESTC, S120367; STC (2nd ed.), 26094.5 EEBO; RISM B/I 158829 Early Music Online
Mus. 1288: Bassus.
Bassus only; lacks sigs. A1 (= titlepage) and B2-3.

Provenance: bought at auction in Oxfordshire in 1992 (in a lot comprising the items now designated as Mus. 1287-91); earlier provenance undocumented. Stab-holes imply that the partbook has at some time been bound. Annotations: some C17th underlinings in pen on the dedication page; otherwise only C19th/20th jottings in pencil.

Upright format, 217 x 160 mm. Unbound and loose in sections.

Not in Hiff. No microfilm. This copy is not recorded in RISM.

For a complete copy of this edition, see Mus. 913-18, tract 3. For a Bassus partbook from another edition (but with the same publication date), see Mus. 1289.