Paris: Chez Louis, . 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-25 + [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title within fine illustrated border by J. Le Roy featuring musical instruments (including the harp), music, and architectural and floral elements. Overpaste of the Parisian music dealer "Duhan & Cie." With publisher's signature to title. Minor foxing and browning; light to moderate staining to lower outer portion of each leaf. Very rare. Not in Lesure or Lescat. RISM PP1635a (one copy only, at the Martin-Luther-Universitãt, Halle). WorldCat (with incorrect imprint and without location). Not in COPAC or Karlsruhr. "In 1765 [Petrini] became harpist and chamber musician at the court of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, where he also studied composition. In 1769 he went to Paris, and in 1770 gave his début at the Concert Spirituel and published his op.1." Alice Lawson Aber-Count in Grove Music Online.
Cousineau, Jacques-Georges 1760-1836
Méthode de Harpe Suivie d'un Receuil de Petits Airs de differens Auteurs, et d'une instruction touchant le Méchanique des Harpes Anciennes et Nouvelles... Oeuvre IV. Prix [9 livre]. Paris: Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils [PN 107], . 1f. (title),  (simple free-hand engraving of the harp), 2-48 pp. Engraved. Title within decorative border featuring musical instruments including the harp. With publisher's signature to foot of title and early manuscript annotation to upper margin. Page 10 with a diagram of pedal positions. Title washed; minor staining to lower outer corners of many leaves; occasional paper repairs at plate edges. First Edition. Rare. RISM BVI p. 241 (4 copies only). Lescat: Méthodes Traités Musicaux en France 1660-1800, 477a.
Dalvimare, Pierre 1772-1839
Un Jeune Troubadour Romance Avec accompagnement De Piano ou Harpe... Prix 1 [livre] 50 c. Paris: Au Bureau de l'Agence Dramatique... Et chez les Marchands de Musique [PN 47], [ca. 1800-1820].  (title), 2-3 pp. Engraved. With the signature of the composer (most likely autograph) to title. Dalvimare was harp tutor to Napoleon's wife, the Empress Josephine.
Various short contemporary pieces featuring the harp by composers and arrangers including Baneux, Berton, Blattman, Cardon, Deleplanque, Desargus, Gros, Krumpholtz, and Naderman, including several pieces from the series "Feuilles de Terpsichore ou Nouvelle Etudes de Harp" published in Paris by Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils, [1779-ca. 1790].
Folio. Contemporary quarter green vellum with marbled baords, rectangular paper label with manuscript titling to upper.
Binding worn and rubbed, particularly at edges; spine chipped; manuscript titling faded. Item #26479
Price: $1,150.00 other currencies