Recueil d'Airs Choisis dans differens Operas Comiques Et Ariettes de diverses Auteurs arrangés Pour deux Violons ou Flûte et Violon... N. 1 [-10] Prix 1 [livre] 16s. [First violin part only]

Paris: Frere Md. et Graveur de Musique, [ca. 1780]. Oblong octavo. Contemporary half leather with marbled boards, raised bands on spine. [i] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank), [i] (title), 2-11 (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank), (title), 9, [i] (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank), 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Several titles with "Gravé par Madame Frere" printed at lower margin. Some pages with partial watermarks at upper edge. With the manuscript name "De Gourvoux" to title of No. 1. With annotations in both ink and pencil to margins including numerical notation to inner margin of title.

Includes music by Dalayrac, Dezède, Floquet, Grétry, Piccini, J.J. Rousseau, and others.

Binding quite worn, with spine lacking at head and foot. Light foxing and soiling; some minor dampstaining; occasional slight loss, tears, and/or repairs to outer edges, not affecting music.

Probable First Edition. Rare. RISM BII, p. 302 (one copy only, at the Bibliothèque nationale). Collection Musicale André Meyer, p. 16.

From the renowned collection of André Meyer, Paris. Item #25069

Price: $400.00  other currencies

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