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Hamilton, James Alexander (1785–1845), music theorist and compiler of instruction books  

L. M. Middleton

revised by David J. Golby

Hamilton, James Alexander (1785–1845), music theorist and compiler of instruction books, was born in London, the son of a dealer in old books, and was largely self-educated. He studied the books in his father's shop and acquired a knowledge of languages and particularly of music, sufficient not only to translate and edit important foreign publications such as ...