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Oblong octavo panorama, consisting of lithographic title + 18 hand-coloured lithographic plates signed in the stone by the artist + 1 plate of lithographic music for the tarantella in piano score. Each plate with an animated illustration of a dancing couple with descriptive text regarding the execution of the particular step below the image. Individual plates measure approximately 140 x 182 mms. and are joined in accordion format; the whole when extended measures 140 x 354 mms. In a contemporary half mid-tan leather patterned board folder with gilt-rolled spine.  Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing; minor soiling to edges; two plates with tape repair to inner blank margins; final leaf laid down.
[DANCE - 19th century - Italian] Puccinelli, Louis
Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine dirigée par Louis Puccinelli Maître de Dans dessinée par Gaétan Dura. Lith Gatti & Dura
Naples Gatti & Dura [ca. 1834]
Price: $6,500.00
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Octavo. Full contemporary vellum with titling gilt to spine, marbled edges. 1f. (title), 11ff., 160 pp.  With decorative woodcut device to title, occasional woodcut tailpieces and engraved headpieces. With 25 small engravings in text in Feuillet notation illustrating various dance steps. Small portion of title below device excised and replaced with contemporary manuscript addition: Del Cav[alier] Alessandro di Terta," possibly one of the cavalieri in Naples to whom the work is dedicated. Small portion of lower corner of title lacking; light to moderate browning; small bookplate with the initials "EI" to verso of free front endpaper. A good, crisp copy overall.
[DANCE] Dufort, Giambatista
Trattato del Ballo Nobile
Naples Felice Mosco 1728
Price: $3,500.00
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2 volumes bound in one. Oblong octavo. 40 ff. in total consisting of 1f. (recto title within elaborate woodcut border, verso large decorative armorial woodcut), 1f. (recto dedication to the publishers, verso first page of music), ff. 3-20 (index to verso of final leaf); 2ff. (as above), ff. 23-40 (privilege to verso of final leaf). Fine large historiated woodcut initials throughout. A collection of 34 motets for 5 voices.Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).Slightly worn and browned; occasional foxing and other minor imperfections; first two leaves reinforced with paper tape to blank outer margins with no loss of text.
LASSUS, Orlande de 1532-1594
Primus [-Secundus] liber modulorum quinis vocibus constantium. [Countertenor part].
Paris Adrien le Roy & Robert Ballard 1571
Price: $15,500.00
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Oblong quarto. 1f. (recto title within elaborate woodcut border incorporating musical motifs, verso a fine full-page woodcut portrait of the composer aged 39 dated 1560 within an oval border incorporating musical instruments, etc.), [1] (poem to Lassus by Paul Melissus), [2]-[43] pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation, [44] (index, [45] (privilege), [46] (fine full-page woodcut printer's device depicting a winged horse within an oval border). With decorative headpieces, fine historiated initials of varying sizes and additional decorations incorporating musical instruments, fruit and figures throughout. A collection of 28 motets for 8 voices. Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).Disbound. Slightly worn and browned; lightly stained at upper margins; irregular pagination.
LASSUS, Orlande de 1532-1594
Moduli quatuor et octo vocum. [Tenor part]
Paris Adrian le Roy & Robert Ballard 1572
Price: $9,500.00
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2 volumes. Oblong quarto. Tenor and Countertenor parts, each a total of 20 leaves consisting of 1f. (recto title within elaborate woodcut border, verso full-page publisher's decorative woodcut vignette, both incorporating musical motifs), 1f. (recto dedication to Wilhelm V of Bavaria, verso dedicatory poem by Lassus), 35 pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation with text, [1] (index) p. With fine large historiated woodcut initials throughout. With full-page armorial woodcut to verso of title to countertenor part replacing publisher's vignette. A collection of 27 motets. Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).Very slightly worn, browned, soiled and stained; some signatures separated. Two parts of five.
LASSUS, Orlande de 1532-1594
Moduli quinis vocibus nunquam hactenus editi. [Tenor and Countratenor parts only]
Paris Adrian le Roy & Robert Ballard 1571
Price: $13,500.00
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2 volumes. Oblong quarto. Each part a total of 16 leaves consisting of 1f. (recto title within elaborate woodcut border incorporating musical motifs, verso full-page armorial woodcut), [1] (dedication to Wilhelm V, Ferdinand and Ernest de Bavière, Palatine Counts), + 26 pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation with text + [1] (index) + [1] fine full-page woodcut device incorporating a winged horse within decorative oval border, [1] (blank) pp. With fine historiated woodcut initials throughout. A collection of 24 motets for 3 voices. Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).Disbound. Some browning and dampstaining; several leaves detached; traces of adhesive tape to spines. Two parts of three (lacking the cantus firmus part).
LASSUS, Orlande de 1532-1594
Moduli nondum prius editi, monachii Boioariae. [Tenor and Bass parts]
Paris Adrien le Roy & Robert Ballard 1576
Price: $9,000.00
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Octavo. Full olive green morocco presentation binding with decorative stamping in black and gold, "Souvenir de l'Orphéon, Séance Royale du 21 Mars 1847" and crown stamped in gilt within decorative lozenges to upper, "Cirque National, Diron. G. Gallois" stamped in gilt to lower, all edges gilt, inner dentelles ruled in gilt, ivory watered silk endpapers, green silk ribbon marker. 2ff. text followed by 133 pp. engraved music consisting of nos. 148 bis and 171, and portions of Tome VII (nos. 262, 262 bis, 263, 264, 265, 266, 271, 272, 273, and 274) and Tome VIII (nos. 278, 279, 279 bis, 280, 281, 282, 282 bis, 283, 283 bix, 284, 285, 286, 287, 287 bis, 288, 291, and 292) + 4 pp. music from Sarah by Grisar in small format + 8 pp. music from Les Enfans de Paris by Adam in larger format bound in, followed by 8 pp. music by Palestrina. Erratic pagination. Includes music for various combinations of voices by Lefébure-Wely, Thys, Scard, Wilhem, Sabbatini, Hubert, Lachnith, Zimmerman, Cherubini, Auber, Halévy. With text to most pieces.Some browning. In quite good condition overall.
WILHEM, Guillaume Louis Bocquillon, ed. 1781-1842
Orphéon Répertoire de Musique Vocale en Choeur sans accompagnement instrumental
[Paris] Perrotin [ca. 1847]
Price: $350.00
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Folio. Disbound. All parts 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13 pp. Engraved. Spines reinforced with cloth tape. Some staining to violin part, most noticeably to final two leaves. Early signature erased from title.
VACHON, Pierre 1738-1803
[Op. 5]. Six Quartettos, for Two Violins a Tenor and Bass... Opera V. [Parts]
London W. Napier [PN 32] [ca. 1775]
Price: $400.00
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Small octavo. Newly bound in marbled boards with paper label to spine. 1f. (title), [v]-xix ("An Address to those in Power, both in Church and State"), [i] ("Table of the Music"), [1]-59 (text), [i] (blank), [i] ("Stanzas..."), [i] (blank) pp. + 2 folding plates of engraved music followed by 72 pp. engraved music + one double-page plate completed in manuscript and signed "Jonathan Odell" at lower right margin.A presentation copy, with "J. Duché to Jonn. Odell" to upper corner of title in contemporary manuscript; also with "S.A. Odell to verso. Includes 2-, 3-, and 4-part voice settings. Inscription slightly cropped; old repairs to verso of one folding plate, small tear to other; uniform light browning.
BREMNER, Robert ca. 1713-1789
The Rudiments of Music:
London Printed for the Author 1763
Price: $485.00
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3 vols. Octavo. Newly bound in marbled boards with printed paper label to spines, all edges gilt. Vol. I: 1f. (title), 2ff. (advertisement, errata), [i]-xviii (Preface), [i]-xcviii ("A Historical Essay..."), 304 pp. text; Vol. II: 1f. (title), 384 pp. text; Vol. III: 1f. (title), 1f. (half-title: "Airs to the Songs in Volume I"), [3]-332 pp. music and text to songs. With occasional charming pictorial woodcut vignettes.Signature of James E. Whitney, Jr. to free front endpapers of Vols. I and II, with small hole to that of Vol. 1; endpaper and margin of title to Vol. I slightly browned. An exceptionally good copy overall.
RITSON, Joseph
A Select Collection of English Songs, with their Original Airs:
London Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington &c. 1813
Price: $450.00
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Folio. Disbound. All parts 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13 pp. Engraved. With manuscript numbering to upper margins of titles. Titles slightly browned and soiled.
ABEL, Carl Friedrich 1723-1787
[Op. 12]. A Second Sett of Six Quartettos for two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello Obligato... Op. XII. [Parts]
London Printed for the Author and Sold by R. Bremner [ca. 1775]
Price: $600.00
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Folio. Contemporary boards. 1f. (title incorporating a fine engraved vignette depicting a male figure playing the flute standing next to a head-and-shoulders bust of Devienne by C. Heu), 169 pp. Engraved. With illustrations of the flute, numerous fingering charts and musical examples throughout. Includes 12 duets and 6 sonatas for two flutes by Devienne; pages 154-169 with18 short solos and 6 duets by Hugot. Binding quite worn, lacking spine, partially detached. Slightly worn, foxed and stained; a few leaves frayed and soiled at lower edges; several tears repaired.
DEVIENNE, François 1759-1803
Méthode Complète pour le Flute Dédiée à Monsieur Roslin d'Ivry...
Paris A. Petit [PN 1244] [1825-1838]
Price: $650.00
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Oblong folio. Early quarter calf with marbled boards, diamond-shaped black leather title label with titling and decorative gilt stamping to upper. 1f. (title), [1] (cast list and contents), 2-183 pp. Engraved. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Minor browning and offsetting; first and last leaves foxed; several margins repaired.
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791
[K 366]. Idomeneo Ré di Creta. Opera seria in tre atti... [Piano-vocal score]
Bonn N. Simrock [PN] 51 [ca. 1798-1800]
Price: $850.00
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