John Hawkins Bibliography

The General History of the Science and Practice of Music 1776
Publication, in five volumes, coincided with the appearance of the first volume of Charles Burney’s history, and the relative merits of the two works was contested by contemporary critics. Burney favoured modern against Hawkins’s love for older music. Hawkins also wrote a life of Samuel Johnson (like Burney, a member of Johnson’s circle) and published editions of Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler.