[Op. 1]. Trois Quatuors Pour Deux Violons Alto et Basse Composé [!composés] et Dédié [!dédiés] à Frederic Naumann... Œuvre 1r. Gravés par Mme. Capelle. Prix 9 livres. [Parts]. Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar MARTINN.

[Op. 1]. Trois Quatuors Pour Deux Violons Alto et Basse Composé [!composés] et Dédié [!dédiés] à Frederic Naumann... Œuvre 1r. Gravés par Mme. Capelle. Prix 9 livres. [Parts]

Paris: Pleyel [PN 364], [1803-1806]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-14, [i] (blank), 16-17, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto viola: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp (signature style) to lower right corner of title of Violino primo part.

"Martin" handstamped to outer margin of Violino Primo part; "Ma" handstamped to outer margin of other parts; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Slightly browned and with other very minor defects. A very good copy overall.

An early edition, probably a reprint of the first. Fétis 6, p. 10 (publisher listed as "Pleyel"). Not in RISM. WorldCat (1 copy only with the Pleyel imprint, at the Eastman School of Music). Other copies, apparently otherwise identical, carry the imprints "l'Auteur" or "aux adresses ordinaires." It would appear that the Pleyel imprint is later. The present copy is dated according to publisher's address (see Devriès-Lesure I, p. 128); the plate number would suggest 1801, but this date most probably refers to Pleyel's first issue.

Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn (Martin), born in Antwerp, was a violinist and composer active in Paris. Item #25769

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