No regular reports of notable acquisitions of printed music have appeared since the last acquisitions booklet of the Department of Printed Books was published, covering the years 1963-4. During the past twenty-one years far too many editions claiming notice formusical, textual, historical, or bibliographical reasons have entered the collection for all to be listed individually in the present survey, or for full descriptions to be attempted. Title-page transcriptions have been kept brief, only numbered pagination or foliation is given (and none for part-books) and it has been necessary to deal with certain types of publication more summarily. Two important acquisitions have already been the subject of special articles and are therefore excluded: the collection of sixty-two items from the library of Alfred Cortot and two volumes of piano duets from the Royal Music Library.
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