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The praise of musicke: wherein besides the antiquitie, dignitie, delectation, vse thereof in ciuill matters, is also declared the sober and lawfull vse of the same in the congregation and church of God.

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    SR - 91.4/

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    [8], 152 p. ; 8°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Sometimes attributed to John Case, possibly by confusion with his "Apologia musices". MS. inscription on t.p. (in two hands): "Dr Case fellow of St John's Colledge in Oxford / but see Wood's Athenae V. 1. 299"; MS. ink notes throughout, by Richard Farmer UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 20184 Madan, I, p.20 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1962. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1475-1640; 933:14). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signatures on t.p.: "R. Farmer" and "J. Brand 1798"; J Brand's ex libris pasted on t.p. verso; MS. ink note on front fly leaf: "Purchased at Caldecot's sale no. 1382 + since bound by Hayes of Oxford commission 0.19.0 0.110. 1.10.0 This copy has the autographs of Dr Farmer and Mr Brand."; bookplate of Cardiff Castle on inside front cover; purchased with aid of a grant in memory of Mary Foakes (nee White) 1996 UK-SuSCL