London: W. Napier [PN 32], [ca. 1775]. 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.
First Edition. BUC p. 1030. RISM V10.
A French violinist and composer, "Vachon was much admired by his contemporaries as a soloist and performer of chamber music. In 1780 La Borde described him as ‘one of the most charming violinists we have heard, above all in the trio and the quartet’ (iii, 488). As a composer he also distinguished himself in chamber music... His quartets opp.5, 6, 7 and 11 display a variety of tempos, numbers of movements and tonality, and give relative independence to each performer." Michelle Garnier-Butel in Grove Music Online. Item #22242
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