Paris: Imbault [PN 379], [ca. 1805].
Folio. Half dark brown leather with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with decorative devices gilt to head and tail. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), [v] (table of contents, preface), [i] (blank), 323 pp. Engraved.
Binding rather worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine cracked and partially split; upper hinge split. Slightly browned; occasional small stains.
A very good copy internally overall.
First Edition. Scarce. RISM M1164. Chase, p. 108. Reuter 4579.
The three parts of the present work describe the mechanism of the organ; the practice of organ playing; and the practical theory of the organ.
Martini (variously known as Schwarzkopf, Martini il Tedesco, and Johann Paul Aegidius Martin) moved to France in 1760 and gradually worked his way up through the musical courts. He became quite adept at maneuvering through the late 18th-century upheaval, and composed in all genres. His École d'orgue is largely based on Knecht's Vollständige Orgelschule (1795).
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