[Gérard 357, 360, 354, 338, 300, and 376]. Douze Nouveaux Quintetti Pour deux Violons, Alto et deux Violoncelles... Opera 47. [1...2] Livraison. Prix: 12f. Na. La Partie du 1er Violoncelle peut être remplacée par l'Alto Violoncelle. [Parts]. Luigi BOCCHERINI.

[Gérard 357, 360, 354, 338, 300, and 376]. Douze Nouveaux Quintetti Pour deux Violons, Alto et deux Violoncelles... Opera 47. [1...2] Livraison. Prix: 12f. Na. La Partie du 1er Violoncelle peut être remplacée par l'Alto Violoncelle. [Parts]

Paris: Jce. Pleyel [PNs 933, 934], [1813]. Folio. Sewn. Engraved.

Vol. 1 ("[1ère] Livraison"): Violino 1o.: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-19, [i] pp.; Violino 2o.: [1] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-8, [i] (blank), 10-15 pp.; Violoncello 1o.: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello 2o.: 11, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.

Vol. 2 ("2ème Livraison"): Violino 1o.: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-14 pp.; Violino Secondo: [1] (title), 2-13 (with pp. 6 and 8 switched), [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-14 pp.; Violoncello 1o.: [1], 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello 2o.: 9, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto Viola: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.

With publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to title of Violino primo part of both volumes; "livraison" number added i contemporary manuscript to all parts: as cardinal ("1" and "2") to Violino primo, as ordinal ("1ère" and "2ème") to other parts.

Somewhat worn and soiled; quite dampstained and cockled, especially at outer margin; slightly to moderately foxed; some offsetting; first two leaves of "Livraison 1" torn at spine; loss to lower outer corner of title of Violino 2o. part, "2ème Livraison."

An uncut copy.

First Edition. First and second of four volumes. Gérard p. 406. RISM B3183 (1 complete copy in the U.S. only, at the Newberry Library). WorldCat (copies at Indiana University and Smith College).

These works were composed between 1778 and 1795.

"A prolific composer, particularly of chamber music, with a distinctive and highly wrought style, [Boccherini] is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period." Christian Speck in Grove Music Online. Item #27032

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