[Benton 301-306]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera I Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. Ignace PLEYEL.

[Benton 301-306]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera I Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]

London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 16 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-14 pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. "J. Ames" in pencil to upper right corner of title of Violino secondo and Viola parts. Address, "Dogflud, Farnham, Surrey," and image of a dog embossed to upper right corner of title and front endpaper of Violino primo and Violoncello parts. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3018. BUC p. 794. RISM P3120 (also includes later issue [Benton 3019]; 1 complete copy only in the U.S., at the University of Iowa).

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PLEYEL
[Benton 313-318]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera II[I]. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-31, [i] ([publisher's catalogue) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank), 7-26 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-20 pp. Engraved.
Crease to first leaf of Violino primo part. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3126. BUC p. 795. RISM P3160 (4 copies in North America).

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PLEYEL
[Benton 319-324]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera VI. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1786]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-18 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-16 pp. Engraved. Early owner's signature, "J. Ames," in ink to upper right corner of title of all parts. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3153. BUC p. 795. RISM P3175 (1 complete copy only in the U.S., at UCLA).

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PLEYEL
[Benton 346-351]. A Seventh Set of Six Quartets for Two Violins Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales... Price 10s 6d. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip, [1789]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-24 pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-20, [i] (blank), 22-24 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-9, [i] (blank), 11-16, [i] (blank), 18-20, [i] (blank), 22-24 pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-16, [i] (blank), 18-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. An early edition, published one year after the first. Benton 3410. BUC p. 796. RISM P3302 (2 complete copies in the U.S., at Columbia University and the Eastman School of Music).

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PLEYEL
[Benton 353-355]. Three Quartetts, for Two Violins, Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Composed & Dedicated to His Majesty the King of Naples... Being the 8th Sett of Quartetts. Book I. Price 7s. 6. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip [PN 235], [1791]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp. Engraved. Title of Basso part torn at upper edge. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3531 ("paging, order of works and PN match Imbault liv. 8/1 [Benton 3517]"). BUC p. 796. RISM P3338 (also includes earlier [?]issue with PN 129 [Benton 3529]; 5 copies with PN 235, only 1 of which in the U.S., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

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PLEYEL
[Benton 356-358]. Three Quartetts, for Two Violins, Tenor [i.e., viola] & Violoncello Composed & Dedicated to His Majesty the King of Naples... Being the 8th Sett of Quartetts. Book I[I]. Price 7s. 6. [Parts]. London: Longman and Broderip [PN 244], [1791]. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-4 pp., [5] (blank), 6-12 pp; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-12 pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-12 pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-4, [i] (blank), 6-8, [i] (blank), 10-12 pp. Engraved.
An early edition, published in the same year as the first. Benton 3532 ("paging, order of works and PN match Imbault liv. 8/2 [Benton 3518]"). BUC p. 796. RISM P3356 (also includes earlier [?]issue with PN 129 [Benton 3530]; 6 copies with PN 244, only 1 of which is in the U.S., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Folio. Disbound. All quartets continuously numbered 1-30 in manuscript (headers to all pages). Occasional notational corrections.

Slightly foxed and soiled.

"The enormous popularity of Pleyel’s music during his lifetime is reflected in the testimony of contemporary journals and of early writers like Gerber and Fétis. The small town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, then still a whaling port, formed a Pleyel Society in 1822 ‘to chasten the taste of auditors’, according to a newspaper announcement. The most telling evidence of the appeal of his music lies in the thousands of manuscript copies that filled the shelves of archives, libraries, churches, castles and private homes and in the thousands of editions produced in Europe and North America. In quality the works vary greatly, although most show considerable facility and a thorough technical grounding. The earlier works in particular display thematic originality and ingenious developments that make them fresh and attractive. After about 1792 his talent seems to have diminished; his inventiveness waned and he occasionally succumbed to routine procedures." Rita Benton in Grove Music Online. Item #25881

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