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Abel's Temperament

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This book examines the evidence contained in Gainsborough's portrait of Carl Friedrich Abel in the National Portrait Gallery. Drawn from previously published papers the book details an analysis of the fret positions on Abel’s viol in the portrait. Data pertaining to the fret positions measured directly from the original portrait itself, is included.

The Harmony of the Spheres

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This book examines the long tradition of the harmony of the spheres, through the translations of earlier Greek scholars. The book looks at the difference between the quantitative and the qualitative in the idea’s propagation through time.

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