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Minguet y Yrol, Pablo locked

  • Almonte Howell
  •  and Craig H. Russell


(fl Madrid, 1733–66). Spanish writer, engraver and publisher. He was active in Madrid for over 30 years, publishing popular manuals on a variety of subjects from religion to magic tricks; among them are two series of self-instruction books on music, one on instruments and theory (the most important in 18th-century Spain and the other on dancing. Their bibliographical aspect is exceptionally complex; they were available in separate parts, some of which were published in several editions, various additions were incorporated through the years, and no two copies seem identical. The series on instruments devotes most space to the guitar, but covers a total of 13 instruments, including the psaltery and the bandurria. The dance series surveys both French and Spanish styles and the art of choreography. The author claims to be first in the field in Spain, having allegedly brought out the earliest dance manual in ...

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Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional