[Benton 319-324]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera [6]. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]. Ignace PLEYEL.

[Benton 319-324]. Six Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Violoncello Opera [6]. Prince 10s. 6d. [Parts]

[London]: Longman and Broderip, [?1786]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (publisher's catalogue), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-16 pp. Engraved. Watermark: "RG."

Opus number "1" printed to title, corrected in manuscript to "6." "No. 24" in manuscript to head of all titles; notational correction (clef) in ink to p. 9 of Violoncello part.

Slightly dusty; some show-through; occasional stains; erasure to upper left corner of title of Violino secondo part; manuscript numbering to Violino secondo part corrected.

A later edition. Benton 3154. BUC p. 795. RISM P3176 (2 copies in the U.S., at the New York Public Library and the University of Iowa). BUC assigns a date of "around 1790" (i.e., later than Benton 3153/RISM P3175, which is printed from the same plates and usually dated 1786). The title of the present edition, from the publisher's edition of the quartets Benton 301-306 ("Opera 1"; 1786), suggests that the present edition actually predates Benton 3153/RISM P3175, which carries a title with the printed opus number VI.

The publisher's catalogue is the same as in Longman & Broderip's edition of the quartets Benton 331-333 (Benton 3272; RISM P3206), commonly dated 1787. Item #26986

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