Very good condition with little to no wear. Internally clean and bright.
This is the second and much revised edition of what has frequently been called the "Bible of English Country Dance Music". All the tunes have been carefully selected and now number well over 1000. The facsimiles of The English Dancing Master and The Beggar's Opera remain and many of the tunes have been reset. There is music here from the 13th to the 20th century and examples of the whole brilliant and varied kaleidoscope of forms: Morris, ceremonial and sword dances, jigs, reels, waltzes, cotillons, polkas, scottisches, marches, quadrilles, branles, Old English Hornpipes, square dances, long dances, mazurcas and galliards not to mention laments, listening music and exotic novelty dances. It is all here, from The Earl of Salisbury's Pavan to The Teddy Bears' Picnic.
The book itself is made of acid free paper, is sewn in sections and has a laminated cover. You will fall apart before this volume goes to meet its maker!