[Op. 9]. Six Quartettos for Two Violins a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello; Composed & humbly Dedicated (by Permission) to His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester &c. &c. &c... Op. IX. Pr. 10/6. [Parts]. Francois-Hippolyte BARTHÉLEMON.

[Op. 9]. Six Quartettos for Two Violins a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello; Composed & humbly Dedicated (by Permission) to His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester &c. &c. &c... Op. IX. Pr. 10/6. [Parts].

London: Wm. Napier [PN 135], [ca. 1783]. Folio. Disbound. Violino Primo: [1] (title), 2-16 pp.; Violino Secondo: [1] (title), 2-16 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Secondary pagination added in ink; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Quite browned at spine; slightly worn; occasional foxing; some leaves closely cropped at outer margin; all leaves detached.

First Edition. BUC p. 88. RISM B1114 (4 copies only, at the British Library, the University of Cambridge, the Library of Congress, and the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, PA).

Barthélemon, a French composer and violinist, lived in London from 1764. "He was clearly one of the best violinists of his time. Burney commented on Barthélemon's ‘powerful hand and truly vocal adagio’...
Barthélemon's compositions exhibit considerable charm, but lack originality or a clearly developed personal style." Neal Zaslaw and Simon McVeigh in Grove Music Online. Item #25646

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