Leipzig und Gera: Wilhelm Heinsius, 1801. Small quarto. Early blue-gray wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 2ff. (dedication to Johann Anton André dated October 1, 1800), iii-xii (foreword), xiii-xvi (contents), -188 text, 189-200 (index), 1f. (recto errata, verso blank), + 10 plates (8 folding). Most leaves unopened. With tables, diagrams, and occasional musical examples.
With plates illustrating scales and fingerings for most wind instruments in contemporary use.
Wrappers worn and creased; small sticker to upper with "146" in manuscript. Light to moderate foxing throughout; p. 185 mispaginated 181.
Quite a good, wide-margined copy overall, in close-to-original state.
First Edition. Scarce. Not in Hirsch, Cortot, or Gregory-Bartlett. RISM BVI p. 455 (the André edition of "ca. 1800," calling for 8 plates as opposed to 10 in the present edition; one copy in the U.S. only).
Klein was a German writer on music and organist. "His second treatise, Lehrbuch der theoretischen Musick (written by 1798, published in Leipzig and Gera, 1801), discusses theoretical problems such as sound production, resonance and the physiology of hearing ..." Ellwood Derr in Grove Music Online. Item #31651
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