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Historical Publisher Catalogs
These catalogs present all or large parts of the inventory issued by European and American publishers from the 1500s through the early 20th century, almost always compiled by modern experts in historical bibliography. They can be particularly useful for determining publication dates for undated editions of music, which became a common practice in the 18th and 19th centuries in many countries.
Il catalogo numerico Ricordi (Online)
Offers a complete catalog of the music publications issued by the Ricordi firm in Milan, 1808-1871, in chronological order by the year of issue, often absent from the printed editions.