Paris: Janet et Cotelle [PN IP], . Folio. Contemporary green cloth-backed dark blue boards. [i] (title), [i], (part title of "Premiere Partie—Livre Premier"), [ii] (official statements and declarations concerning the adoption of the book by the Paris Conservatoire, dated 1815), 35, [i] (part title of "Premiere Partie—Livre Second"), 51, [i] (blank), [i] (part title of "Premiere Partie—Livre Troisième"), 52-154, [i] (contents, referring to "Livre Premier"), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Handstamp of E. Troupenas to foot of title; blindstamp of "Imprimerie de Conservatoire de Musique C. Mos & Cie." Handstamp of "Abonne... Mlle Girard Rue Lamartine, 54 Paris" to head of pp. [ii], 1, and 15. Annotations in pencil in an unknown hand to "Livre Premier"; some notes redrawn in pencil in "Livre Second."
Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; spine torn and partially detached. Some leaves including front matter of "Livre Premier" moderately, remainder slightly foxed; impression light.
Second edition, second issue of a theory textbook created by a collective of teachers from the Paris Conservatoire: Agus; Charles-Simon Catel; Luigi Cherubini; François-Joseph Gossec; Honoré François Marie Langlé; Étienne-Nicolas Méhul; and Henri-Jean Rigel. Dated according to the catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. The first edition was published in 1799 and the first issue of the second edition in 1816. Except for the general title all pages were re-engraved for the second edition. The Troupenas handstamp dates from after 1831, when that publisher took control of the stock of the Paris Conservatoire.
The first names of Agus and Rigel are in dispute; in the case of "Rigel," the question is whether the name refers to Henri-Joseph Rigel (1741-1799) or his son Henri-Jean (1770-1852). Item #25429
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