BIBLIOGRAPHY

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PLAY.1-1,1651 The English Dancing Master: or, Plaine and easie Rules for the Dancing of Country Dances, with the Tune to each Dance. London, printed by Thomas Harper, and are to be sold by John Playford, at his Shop in the Inner Temple neere the Church doore. 1651.
London: John Playford, 1651, pp. 7, 104.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-2,1652 The Dancing Master: or, plain and easie Rules for the Dancing of Country Dances, with the Tune to each Dance, to be played on the Treble Violin. The second Edition Enlarged and Corrected from many grosse Errors which were in the former Edition. London, printed for John Playford at his shop in the Inner Temple near the Church Door. 1652. [N. B. Most editions show date of 1652. Huntington Library edition shows 1653. A page-by-page comparison of the two editions shows that the contents of the Huntington Library edition had simply been given a re-dated Title page.]
London: J. Playford, 1652, pp. 4, 112.
Huntington Library.

PLAY.1-3A,1657 The Dancing Master: or, plain and easie Rules for the Dancing of Country-Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance. To which is added the Tunes of the most usual French Dances. And also other New and Pleasant English Tunes for the Treble-Violin. London, printed by W.G. and are sold by J. Playford and Z. Watkins at their shop in the Temple, 1657.
London: J. Playford, 1657, pp. I, 1-132; II, 33-60.
Glasgow University Library

PLAY.1-3B,1665 The Dancing Master: or, plain and easie Rules for the Dancing of Country-Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance. To which is added the Tunes of the most usual French Dances. And also other New and Pleasant English Tunes for the Treble-Violin. London, printed by W.G. and are sold by J. Playford and Z. Watkins at their shop in the Temple, 1665.
London: J. Playford, 1665, pp. I, 1-132; II, 33-60.
Bodleian Library.

PLAY.1-4,1670 The Dancing Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Figure and Tunes to each Dance. The Fourth Edition; In which is added many new Dances, never Printed before. Also all the Tunes carefully Corrected, and Amended. London, printed by W.Godbid, and are to be sold by John Playford at his shop in the Temple, 1670.
London: J. Playford, 1670, pp. 10, 156.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-5,1675 The Dancing Master: or, Directions forDancing Country Dances, with the Figure and Tunes to each Dance. The Fifth Edition; In which is added many new Dances, never Printed before, Also all the Tunes carefully Corrected, and Amended. London, printed by W.Godbid, and are to be sold by John Playford at his shop in the Temple, [1675].
London: John Playford, [1675], pp. 6, 160.
British Library.

PLAY.1-6,1679 The Dancing Master: or, Directions forDancing Country Dances, with the Figure and Tunes to each Dance. The Sixt[h] Edition; In which is added many new Dances, never Printed before, Also all the Tunes carefully Corrected, and Amended. London, printed by W.Godbid, and are to be sold by John Playford at his shop in the Temple, [1679].
London: J. Playford, [1679], pp. 6, 182.
British Library.

PLAY.1-7,1686 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for dancing Country Dances with the Figure and Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The 7th Edition, with Addition of several new Dances, and tunes of Dances, never before printed. London, printed by J. P. And sold by John Playford, at his Shop near the Temple Church, 1686. [Includes 3 Appendixes: "Tunes of other Country-Dances added to this Book" [1687], 12 p., 32 tunes; "A new Additional Sheet to the Dancing-Master " [1688], 12 p., 12 dances; "A new Addition to the Dancing-Master " [1688], 6 p., 6 dances.]
London: J. Playford, 1686, pp. 8, 208; AI, 12; AII, 12; AIII, 6.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-8,1690 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for dancing Country Dances with the Figure and Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Eighth Edition, with Addition of several new Dances, and tunes of Dances, never before printed. London, printed by E. J. For H. Playford at his Shop, near the Temple Church, and at his House in Arundel Street in the Strand, 1690.
London: H. Playford, 1690, pp. 7, 220.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-9,1695 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Ninth Edition Corrected; with the Addition of several new Dances and Tunes, never before printed. [London] Printed by E. Jones, for H. Playford at his Shop, near the Temple Church, or at his House in Arundel Street in the Strand, 1695. [Includes 2 Appendixes: The Second Part of the Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Violin or Flute. All new Dances never before Printed. [London] Printed for Henry Playford at his Shop, in the Temple-Change ever against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet: Where both Parts are to be had bound together at 3 s or this Second Part stitch'd at 1 s. 1696. 24 p., 24 dances; An Additional Sheet of New Dances for the Second Part of the Country-Dancing-Master [1697]. 12 p. 11 dances.]
London: H. Playford, 1695, pp. 6, 196; I, 1-35; II, 1-12.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.; British Library.

PLAY.1-10,1698 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for dancing Country Dances with the Figure and Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Tenth Edition, with Addition of several new Dances, and tunes of Dances, never before printed. London, Printed by J. Heptinstall for Samuel Sprint at the Bell in Little Britain and H. Playford at his Shop in the Temple-Change or at his House in Arundel Street in the, 1698.
London: Henry Playford, 1698, pp. 6, 215.
British Library.

PLAY.1-11,1701 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Eleventh Edition Corrected; with the Addition of new Dances and Tunes, the whole Printed in New Charcater. [London] Printed by W. Pearson for H. Playford at his Shop in the Temple-Change, or at his House in Arundel Street in the Strand, 1701. [Includes New Country-Dances. London: Printed by William Pearson, for Henry Playford, at his Shop in the Temple-Change Fleet-street, 1701. 24 p., 24 dances.]
London: Henry Playford, 1702, pp. 10; I, 312; II, 24.
Dundee Public Library.

PLAY.1-12,1703 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Twelfth Edition, containing above 350 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. . . [London] Printed by J. Hepinstall for H. Playford at his Shop in the Temple-Change, 1703.
London: H. Playford, 1703, pp. 10, 354
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-13,1706 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Thirteenth Edition, containing above 350 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. . . Done in the New Ty'd Note and much more correct than any former edition. [London] Printed by W. P. and sold by J. Young at the Dolphin and Crown in St. Paul's Churchyard and J. Cullen at the Buck within Temple Bar, 1706.
London: J. Young, 1706. pp. 6, 354
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-14,1709 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Fourteenth Edition, containing above 350 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. . . Done in the New Ty'd Note and much more correct than any former edition. London, Printed by W. Pearson, and is sold by John Young, Musical Instrument Maker at the Dolphin and Crown at the West End of St. Paul's Church and Mich. Rawlins, Musical Instrument Maker in the Strand, near Charing Cross, 1709.
London: J. Young, 1709. pp. 6, 358
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.1-15,1713 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Fifteenth Edition, containing above 350 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. . . Done in the New Ty'd Note and much more correct than any former edition. London, Printed by W. Pearson, and sold by John Young, Musical-Instrument Maker, at the Dolphin and Crown at the West End of St. Paul's Church, 1713.
London: J. Young, 1713. pp. 6, 358.
British Library.

PLAY.1-16,1716 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Sixteenth Edition, containing above 350 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. . . Done in the New Ty'd Note and much more correct than any former editions. London, Printed by W. Pearson, and sold by John Young, Musical-Instrument Maker, at the Dolphin and Crown at the West End of St. Paul's Church, 1716.
London: J. Young, 1716. pp. 6, 358.
British Library.

PLAY.1-17,1721 The Dancing-Master: Vol. The First. or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The 17th Edition, containing 358 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. The whole work revised and done on the New-Ty'd-Note and much more correct than any former editions. London: Printed by W. Pearson, and sold by John Young, Musical-Instrument-Maker, at the Dolphin and Crown at the West End of St. Paul's Church Yard, 1721.
London: J. Young, 1721. pp. 6, 358.
British Library.

PLAY.1-18,1728 The Dancing-Master: Vol. the First. or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Eighteenth Edition, containing 358 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court, and other Publick Places. The whole work revised and done on the New-Ty'd-Note and much more correct than any former editions. London: Printed by W. Pearson, and sold by Edward Midwinter at the Three Crowns and Looking Glass and John Young at the Daulphin in St. Paul's Church Yard and by most Musick shops about London, [ca.1728].
London: Edward Midwinter and John Young, [ca.1728]. pp. 6, 358.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

PLAY.2-1,1710 The Dancing-Master: Vol. the Second. or,Directions for Dancing Country Dances with the Tunes to each Dance for Violin or Haut-boy, containing 200 Dances, Danc'd at Court and other Publick Places, 50 of which were never before Printed. Done in the New-Ty'd-Note and carefully Corrected by J. Lenton, one of Her Majesty's Servants. London: Printed by W. Pearson and sold by John Cullen at the Buck without Temple Bar, John Young in St. Paul's Churchyard, Alex. Livingston in Burchin Lane, Mick. Rawlins near Charing Cross, and E. Miller on London Bridge... Note: The True and Genuine Dances will be Publish'd in this Volume and Character, Yearly as they come out new. [1710]. [Many bibligraphies list this edition with a date of [1713], since there is no date on the title page. This revised date is based on an advertisement in The Post Boy, April 6-8, 1710, page 2]
London: John Cullen, John Young, Alex. Livingston, Mick. Rawlins, and E. Miller [1710]. pp. 4, 200.
Henry Watson Library.

PLAY.2-2,1714 [Fragmentary Title page.] . . .Or Directions for D . . . The Second Edition, The Whole Work. . . London: Printed by W. . . Church, 1714.
London: John Young, 1714. pp. 4, 200.
Harvard University Library.

PLAY.2-3,1718 The Dancing-Master: Vol. the Second. or,Directions for Dancing Country Dances with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Third Edition, containing 360 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court and other Publick Places. The whole Work Revised and done on the New-Ty'd-Note, and much more correct than any former. London: Printed by W. Pearson and sold by John Young, Musical-Instrument Maker, at the Dolphin and Crown at the West End of St. Paul's Church Yard, 1718.
London: John Young, 1718. pp. 10, 360.
British Library.

PLAY.2-4,1728 The Dancing-Master: Vol. the Second. or,Directions for Dancing Country Dances with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The 4th Edition, containing 360 of the choicest Old and New Tunes now used at Court and other Publick Places. The whole Work Revised and done on the New-Ty'd-Note, and much more correct than any former. London: Printed by W. Pearson and sold by John Young, Musical-Instrument Maker, at the Dolphin and Crown at the West End of St. Paul's Church Yard, 1728.
London: John Young, 1728. pp. 10, 360.
British Library.

PLAY.3-2,1726 The Dancing-Master: or, Directions for Dancing Country Dances, with the Tunes to each Dance for the Treble-Violin. The Third Volume, containing Two Hundred Dances. London: Printed by William Pearson, and sold by John Young, Musical Instrument-Maker, at the Dolphin and Crown in St. Paul's Church Yard. [ca.1726-1728].
London: John Young, [ca.1726-1728]. pp. 3, 200.
British Library.

References

Dean-Smith, Margaret, ed. Playford's English Dancing Master, 1651. London: Schott & Co. Ltd., 1957.

Keller, Kate Van Winkle, and Carolyn Rabson, compilers. The National Tune Index: 18th-Century Secular Music. New York: University Music Editions, 1980. [PL Genre only.]

Litchman, William M. "Known Copies of Playford's English Dancing Master and The Dancing Master". Albuquerque, NM:  Lloyd Shaw Foundation, 1987. [Typescript]

MacPherson, William Alan. "The Music of The English Country Dance, 1651-1728: with Indexes of the Printed Sources." Pd.D. diss., Harvard University, 1984.

Rabson, Carolyn, and Kate Van Winkle Keller. The National Tune Index: User's Guide.18th-Century Secular Music. New York: University Music Editions, 1980.