A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889). By Eminent Writers, English & Foreign, with illustrations and woodcuts. - George Grove (editor) 1899 - The Macmillan & Co., London An early edition of Grove's monumental biographical dictionary in four magnificent volumes. Remains by far the most comprehensive compilation of it’s kind. [OCEL]   Sir George Grove (13 August 1820 – 28 May 1900) was an English writer on music, immortalised in the title of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians first produced between 1879 and 1889.

Volume I: A - impromptu; Spine and boards worn to extremities; Volume II: Improperia to Plain-Song
Volume III: Planche to Sumer Is Icumen In
Volume IV: Sumer Is Incumen In to Zwischenspiel with Appendix

Four Volumes. 8vo. (8½ x 6”) pp. 768; 769; 768; 820.
  Bound in modern red half morocco and cloth, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Near fine with the bookplate of George Norton Stevens   Ref: 102495   Price: HK$ 3,000