Parigi: L'Auteur [PN 151], .
Folio (33 x 26 cm). Half dark red morocco with red textured paper boards, yellow edges. 1f. (recto pictorial title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank),  (publisher's catalogue) -5 (list of subscribers), 6-16 (descriptive contents, foreword, etc.), [i] (blank), 16-285, [i] (blank) pp. Parallel text in French and Italian. Engraved.
With large pictorial engraving to head of title depicting a musical scene in which a gentleman plays the piano while two women sing; a young girl looks on, with other women and girls engaged in drawing and sewing in the background, with volumes of music by Clementi, Cramer, Dussek, etc., in the foreground.
The list of subscribers includes over 300 names.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers stained at corners. Light uniform browning; some foxing; title slightly worn, foxed, browned, and soiled, with composer's facsimile signature handstamp to lower outer corner and minor paper repair to blank outer edge.
"One of the most famous French singing teachers, Garaudé published a large number of didactic works, including solfèges, vocalization exercises and singing tutors ... Extending the usual debate between French and Italian schools of singing, he suggested combining their respective advantages in his Méthode de chant (1809). One of the most important composers of French song in the early 19th century, Garaudé wished that, in his vocal works, ‘the accompaniments were richer in harmony than was customary in this genre of composition’." Jean Mongrédien, revised by Guy Gosselin in Grove Music Online.
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