Item #39301 Principes de l'Acompagnement du Clavecin exposez dans des Tables dont la simplicité et l'arangement peuvent, avec und mediocre atention, faire conoître les Règles les plus sures et les plus nècessaires pour parvenir à la téorie et à la pratique de ète sience. Dèdiez a Monseigneur le Duc de Noailles par Mr. Dandrieu Organiste de St. Mêri ... Prix 10 tt. broché, N. Guerard inv. et sculp. Avec Privilege du Roi. Jean-François 1681/ DANDRIEU.

Principes de l'Acompagnement du Clavecin exposez dans des Tables dont la simplicité et l'arangement peuvent, avec und mediocre atention, faire conoître les Règles les plus sures et les plus nècessaires pour parvenir à la téorie et à la pratique de ète sience. Dèdiez a Monseigneur le Duc de Noailles par Mr. Dandrieu Organiste de St. Mêri ... Prix 10 tt. broché, N. Guerard inv. et sculp. Avec Privilege du Roi

Paris: Chez l'Auteur rue Ste. Anne près le Palais, et chez Foucaut rue St. Honoré à la Règle d'Or, [1719].

Oblong folio. Nineteenth-century quarter maroon cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title within highly decorative border incorporating figures playing musical instruments, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to the Duke of Noailles, verso blank), 1-4 (preface), 5 ("Explication de quelques termes ou signes employez dans cet Ouvrage"), 6 (Echèle que rèprèsente les douxe Demi-tons & l'Octave ...") + 23 tables printed on 69ff. + 18 pp. music commencing on the verso of the final table, [i] (blank), [i] ("Liste des Accords renfermez dans les vint et une Tables," [i] (blank) pp.

Each of the 23 tables consist of 3 leaves printed on rectos only, foliated I-XXIII on the first leaf of each set of three.

The 18 pp. of music consists of two songs per page with systems of two staves, texted melody in G clef, and figured bass, notated on eight staves per page.

With an inscription to blank lower inner corner of title: "Pour Monsieur L ... de R ... day." Early manuscript corrections and annotations throughout, mostly in ink, occasionally in pencil, including changes (i.e., modernizations) to some terms: "finale" (1st degree) has been corrected to "tonique;" "sufinale" (major 2nd degree) to "sutonique;" "sous-finale" (major 7th degree) to "note sensible."

Provenance
With a highly distinguished provenance including the collections of Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin, Werner Wolffheim, and André Meyer: small label ("Wekerlin[!]") and "N. 578" in pencil to front pastedown; small (38 x 110 mm) card in German crediting "Aussteller: Dr. Wolffheim" laid in; and handstamp "Provenant de la collection musicale d'André Meyer Décéde en Mai 1974 F. Meyer Octobre 84" to verso of final leaf, with note in pencil in French to verso of rear flyleaf stating that the present volume came from Meyer's collection.

Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers browned. Slightly worn, browned, and soiled; some lower outer corners slightly creased; occasional dampstaining, including to title; occasional small holes (first leaf of tables I and VIII, etc., from erasures to manuscript annotations; inscription to title crossed out and mostly illegible; dedication leaf trimmed at lower margin affecting lower portion of composer's name.

First Edition. Not in Gregory Bartlett or Hirsch. Lescat, 196a. Weckerlin, 422 (the present copy). Wolffheim I, 578 (the present copy). Cortot, p. 57. RISM BVI 1, p. 250 (two copies only in the U.S., at the Library of Congress and the Newberry).

"After Couperin and Rameau, [Jean-François Dandrieu] was the most celebrated harpsichord composer of the 18th century. ... The multiple printings and editions of his works, which continued long after his death, are proof of the celebrity this music enjoyed in the 18th century. ... His Principes de l'accompagnement was no less successful, and its approach was apparently considered useful enough to merit a thorough updating according to Rameau's advances by an unknown hand as late as 1777." David Fuller in Grove Music Online

This volume was successively part of three of the largest and most famous private music libraries of all time. Prior to 1910, it was in the collection of Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin (1821-1910), director of the library of the Paris Conservatoire. When Weckerlin's library was auctioned in March of 1910, only two months before his death, Werner Wolffheim (1877-1930) purchased a large share of it, including the present item. Wolffheim's collection was then auctioned in 1927, at which time André Meyer (1884-1974) purchased it and brought it back to Paris. The Meyer collection was dispersed after its owner's death.

Item #39301

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