The Realm of Tones: Three Hundred and Two Portraits of the Most Celebrated European Musicians...1882, SC, VG.

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Louis Ritter, Frederic [ed]. New York, Edward Schuberth & Co., 1882. 
English, Very Good, Softcover, 4to, 12" x 10", 35 pp.

Red cloth on limp boards, black and gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front, textured back cover, soiling to back cover, paper-patched tear on title page, minor odd staining to front, pencil inscription to title page, age-appropriate wear and toning, otherwise, clean and intact. 35 pp., replete with black-and-white portraits of artists, Preface by The Publishers, Index of Names, one short biographical paragraph for each artist, and Appendix containing the portraits and biographies of the Principal American Musicians. Includes laid-in black-and-white reproductions of artists such as German-British composer, George Frideric Handel. From the Preface: "It is the aim of this work to present a number of portraits of musicians arranged according to nationality, epochs and inner artistic relationship, in order to illustrate the developments of music, the most popular of all arts."