Paris: Sieber [without PN], [1782-1785]. Folio. Modern red marbled boards with dark red morocco label to spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title),  (publisher's catalogue), 2-37, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's signature to lower right corner of title.
Somewhat worn, browned and soiled; stains to title; final leaf stained and slightly dampstained at lower right corner; pages -2 frayed at outer margin.
First Edition. BUC p. 627. Hirsch III, 374. RISM L2793 (3 copies only in the U.S., at the University of Michigan, San Francisco State University, and the New York Public Library). The catalogue to p.  is identical with Johansson facs. 111 (1782), which, according to Johansson, p. 149, was used until 1785.
"Lolli had little if any formal training in composition... his works compare favourably with those of many other 18th-century violinist composers who, regardless of talent, were expected to provide their own repertory... The Six sonates pour violons op.9 (c1785) are of special interest, both in style and in technique. Their harmonic structure and design show his growing awareness of the Classical style. One finds passages for the G string only, examples of scordatura (nos. l and 6), harmonics, daring leaps and changes of register and cadenza-like interpolations." Albert Mell in Grove Music Online. Item #25756
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