Sunday, 15 November 2015

Jacob Harbour

Jacob Harbour was a London musical instrument seller and professional violinist of the late eighteenth century. He was active from around 1760 to 1790 and was mainly know as a source of cheaper instruments. He operated from his premises at 25 Duke Street, Lincoln Inn Field and from 1786 from premises in Southampton Buildings, Holborn.

Like many instrument sellers, he also sold and published music and in this role he issued occasional collections of country dances.

The example below is a cotillion from his:

"By subscription, The Second Book for the Year 1784. Eighteen Favorite Cotillions, Allemands, Country Dances, and a Much Admired minuet."

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