Paris: Imbault [PN 32], [ca. 1807-1811]. Folio. Cloth-backed wrappers with later manuscript titling and part name in black ink to upper. Violino primo: 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-53, [i] (blank) pp. Violino secondo:  (title), 2-27, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Some browning, soiling, and staining, quite heavy to title, final leaf, and endpapers; some foxing and show-through, heavier to several leaves; binder's holes to upper inner blank margins; lower outer corners of several leaves with competent early repairs; some loss, with somewhat crude repair to middle portion of final leaf of Violino secondo part affecting several measures; occasional annotations in pencil and red crayon; titles with manuscript dates in ink of Paris, 1912 (Violino primo) and 1913 (Violino secondo) parts.
First Edition, probable later issue (the first having been published ca. 1790). Scarce. CPM Vol. 9 p. 43. BUC p. 140. Hirsch III, 142. RISM B & BB4812 (1 copy only in the U.S., at the New York Public Library). Not in Lesure. Dated based on Devriès-Lesure I, p. 85.
Bruni was an Italian violinist, composer, and conductor, active in France. Although he wrote numerous stage works, he is probably best remembered for his viola method, "a valuable work which was translated into several languages and has undergone many new editions to the present day." Leland Fox et al in Grove Music Online. Item #26971
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