London: Macmillan, 1954, 1961. Fifth Edition. Complete in 10 Volumes. 8vo. Various paginations. Illustrated plates (some in color). Full burgundy morocco with gilt lettering to spines; TEG. Light sunning to spines; occasional wear; a near fine set; uncommon in full leather bindings. Item #19920
The fifth edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians was the most thoroughgoing revision of the work since its inception, with many articles rewritten in a more modern style and a large number of entirely new articles. Many of the articles were written by Blom personally, or translated by him. An additional Supplementary Volume prepared by Eric Blom and completed by Denis Stevens after Blom's death in 1959, was issued in 1961.