London: Welcker, .
Oblong folio (26 x 35.8 cm). Modern marbled boards with black leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (blank), 2-36, [i] (blank) pp. Title within decorative border incorporating floral motifs, a cherub holding a laurel, a lyre, a scroll of music-paper, and a panpipe, with "Mango Sculp." to lower outer corner. Engraved throughout.
Slightly worn and soiled; tear to inner left portion of title with repair to verso; several blank margins with early repairs. In very good condition overall.
First Edition. Frankel: Decorative Music Title Pages 171. Terry 322. Roe 10/1. Warburton 25. BUC p. 76. RISM B333.
The theme at the opening Allegro of Sonata I is drawn from the Praeludium of the first keyboard partita in B-flat major, BWV 825, of John Christian Bach's father, J. S. Bach (1685-1750).
J.C. Bach "was the most versatile of J.S. Bach’s sons and the only one to write Italian operas. He was an important influence on Mozart and, with C.F. Abel, did much to establish regular public concerts in London." Christoph Wolff and Stephen Roe in Grove Music Online.
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