Halle und Leipzig: Waisenhaus, 1765. Quarto. Contemporary speckled paper boards. 1f. (title), 3ff. (foreword), 226, 4ff. (Inhalt, Register, Verbesserungen) + 1 folding plate. With numerous musical examples in text; occasional decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces.
Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking portions of paper to spine. Minor uniform browning throughout. A very good, wide-margined copy overall.
First Edition of the first volume of this 3-volume work, complete in itself. RISM BVI pp. 889-890.
"Wiedeburg’s most important legacy was a substantial body of pedagogical work. In 1765 he issued the first volume of his treatise on keyboard playing for beginners, Der sich selbst informirende Clavier-spieler, and two more volumes followed in 1767 and 1775 respectively. This huge work of more than 1600 pages, the largest 18th-century published treatise on keyboard playing, was designed as a compendium of the musical knowledge that one might need to learn to play the keyboard. Volume one deals with basic keyboard skills such as note-reading, rhythm and fingering, volume two teaches the principles of thoroughbass, and volume three deals with improvisation." Elizabeth Harrison in Grove Music Online. Item #21702
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