Pierre Attaingnant, royal printer of music : a historical study and bibliographical catalogue
Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1969
(28.5 cm), xix, 451 pp., 16 plates and 26 text illustrations (1 in colour). Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - The “Bibliographical catalogue” contains a listing of 174 song-books, sacred and profane, dance tunes, and tablature for strings, printed by Pierre Attaignant between 1525 (a Nyon breviary; the earliest of his surviving music-books, Chansons nouvelles, appeared in 1528) and 1550. There is a discussion of the methods and economics of music-publishing in the sixteenth century, with accounts of Attaignant’s predecessors, contemporaries, and successors. ¶ Excellent copy.