Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe, 1764.
Oblong quarto. Stiff contemporary dark ivory carta rustica with decorative cut paper label with titling and floral motif in early manuscript to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [3-4] (author's dedication dated 3 June 1744), 72 pp. Typeset, with music printed in diamond-head notation. Decorative woodcut device to title incorporating music and musical instruments.
Wrappers slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers slightly foxed. Minor to moderate foxing throughout; small stain to blank lower outer margin of title, inner margin reinforced with early paper, contemporary numbering in manuscript to upper outer corner.
First revised edition of the work first published in 1744. Gregory-Bartlett I, p. 33. Gasparini I, p. 314. BUC p. 103. OCLC (4 copies only in the U.S.).
Bartolotti's "Regole utilissime per apprendere con fondamento e facilità il canto fermo (Bologna, 1706 ) ... [and] Solfeggi ... have retained their value for choir training and as models of contrapuntal writing in the strict style. Their most enthusiastic modern advocate was Haberl, through whose efforts they came to be included in the curriculum of Bavarian teacher-training colleges. They can be regarded as vocal equivalents without words of J.S. Bach's ‘inventions’ for keyboard." Michael Talbot in Grove Music Online.
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