Dr. Arne and Rule Britannia (Signed copy)
Signed by William H Cummings, author and professor of music
First edition, hardback, bound in the original cloth with gilt titling to spine. Top edge gilt. 20 × 14cm, 146pp .
This copy has been inscribed and dedicated by the author to his son, Norman Percy Cummings.
A biographical study of Thomas Arne, the composer of Rule Britannia (and A-hunting We Will Go...). Illustrated with portraits and sheet music.
The author, William Hayman Cummings, was an English musician, tenor and organist at Waltham Abbey as well as a Professor of Music. His son Norman, a pianist, would assist in his father's lectures.
A decent copy. There is foxing to the endpapers and title page, and a few spots throughout the book. Some pages uncut. The binding is secure, and very little rubbing to the boards.
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