Paris: A. Cotelle, 1816. Large oblong octavo. Newly bound in period marbled boards with printed paper title label to spine. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), xvi (preface and advertisement), pp. -59, [i][ (blank) (Table Alphabétique des Airs contenus dans ce recueil"), -104 ("Tableau des couples régulières), -244 (Tables des coupes irrégulières), -269, [i] (blank) (index of composers and airs), [i] (errata), [i] (blank), 594 pp. music.
Some browning, foxing and staining, heavier to some leaves.
"Between 1627 and 1663 Ballard published numerous volumes of vaudevilles... Capelle’s La clé de caveau à l’usage des chansonniers (1810), with its later supplements, increased the original Ballard repertory to 2350 tunes." Clifford Barnes in Grove Music Online.
"Timbre. A term of late 18th-century French origin widely applied by scholars of folklore and by musicologists to pre-existing opéra comique songs, vaudeville tunes, parody songs and 16th- and 17th-century chansons... The term is closely associated with the large anthologies of airs, chansons and vaudeville songs edited during the early part of the 19th century by such collectors as Pierre Capelle, La clé du caveau." John A. Emerson in Grove Music Online. Item #22317
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