Eitner used to be the primary bibliography for identifying sources before 1800, but it is now badly out of date. Many of the locations of sources are now incorrect. However, it still remains useful for identifying sources lost during the two world wars, since it was published before them. Also, please note that this book is written in German.
This catalog provides descriptions and analyses of sources of Renaissance polyphony. Comprehensive; virtually all known sources are included in the catalog. Organized by location of the institution holding the original source. Includes an extended bibliography of secondary sources, and index of persons, places, RISM numbers, and watermarks.
Vol. I A-J; Vol. II K-O; Vol. III P-U;
Vol. IV V-Z and Supplement; Vol. V Cumulative bibliography and indices