Firenza: Vangelisti, .
Small octavo. Full mid-brown cloth with titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title within decorative border, verso blank), iii-v ("A' Lettori"), vi-xvi ("Tavola"), 376 pp. With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials.
Two Guidonian hands and numerous typeset and woodcut musical examples throughout. Contemporary signature of Ant. Luigi Menicucci to title.
Disbound. Minor internal wear and browning; occasional minor foxing and staining; trimmed at outer margin, occasional just touching text; early paper tape repair to blank lower portion of page 71; page 233 with minor loss completed in manuscript overpaste; paper repairs to lower margins of pp. 234-238, 245-46, and 375-76. Lacking pp. 193-208.
Cortot p. 52 (first edition of 1682). Hirsch I 128 (first edition). Wolffheim I 559 (first edition). RISM BVI p. 228.
"[Coferati] was particularly admired as a teacher, and it was this above all that determined the nature of his publications; the numerous reprints particularly of Il cantore addottrinato and Scolare addottrinato bear witness to the popularity of his methods. In these two manuals he sought to establish rules for the effective composition and performance of church music, contributing, according to his contemporaries, to the codification of the ‘true rule of ecclesiastical singing’." Argia Bertini, revised by Giulia Anna Romana Veneziano in Grove Music Online.
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