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ALDIGATTI DA CESENA, Marcantonio, 16-17th c.

Grazie et affetti amorosi [canzonette a voce sola, libro secondo] (Venezia 1617).
Monumenta Romandiola, Musica Dramatica in Aemiliae Romandiolae Civitatibus Archivum, [Fototypice Expressa] 3. Bologna, 1979. 21 x 31 cm, ii, 28 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1627 edition. Collection of monodies for soprano and Spanish guitar (or keyboard) together with instrumental pieces for solo Spanish guitar in alfabeto notation. Preface in It by Ivano Cavallini. Hardbound. $32 [item no.2983]


AMAT, Juan Carlos, 1572-1642

[Method, guitar] Guitarra española (c.1761). Complete Facsimile Edition with an Introduction by Monica Hall. (Reproduced by Permission of the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid).
Monte Carlo, 1980. 10 x 15 cm, iv, 64 pp. Line-cut of the Joseph Bró edition, printed in Gerona between 1761-1766. This is an expanded version of the original dating from the end of the 16th c., considered one of the earliest printed treatises on the five-course guitar in the rasgeado style with alfabeto notation. Also see “De Soto”. Wrappers. $15 [item no.955]


ASIOLI, F., c.1645-1676

[Scherzi, guitar] Primi scherzi di chitarra, Bologna 1674.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 60. Florence, 1984. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, 31 pp. Line-cut. 28 compositions in mixed tablature. Wrappers in decorative paper. $25 [item no.2130]


BROSSARD, Sébastien de, 1655-1730

Dictionaire de musique, contenant une explication des termes grecs, latins, italiens & françois, les plus usitez dans la musique, seconde édition, 1705. Eingeleitet von Harald Heckmann.
Dictionarium Musicum, 1. Hilversum, 1965. 17 x 24 cm, xviii, 390 pp. Halftone of the second edition, Paris, 1705. Cloth (also available in wrappers). $116 [item no.2112]


BUONANNI, Filippo, 1638-1725

Descrizione degl’istromenti armonici d’ogni genere.
Leipzig, 1975. 20 x 28 cm, 256 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1726 edition. Extremely informative treatise on organology with altogether 140 extended descriptions provided in Italian and French. Bilingual indices. Accompanied by 142 superb woodcuts of scenes of musicians with their instruments. Linen. $175 [item no.2703]


CAMPION, François, c.1686-1748

Nouvelles découvertes sur la guitarre, contenantes plusiers suittes de pièces sur huit manières differentes d’accorder. [Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 135. New York, [1993]. 4º, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1705 edition. French tablature. Wrappers. $20 [item no.4602]


CARBONCHI, Antonio, 17th c.

[Sonatas, Spanish guitar] Sonate di chitarra spagnola, Firenze 1643; Le dodici chitarre spostate, Firenze 1643.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 41. Florence, 1981. 20 x 28 cm, 2 booklets, iii, 117 pp. Halftone and line-cut. Contains c.170 pieces in alfabeto notation. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Wrappers and slipcover in decorative paper. $35 [item no.979]


CARRÉ, Antoine de la Grange, 17th c.

Livre de guitarre, Paris, 1671.
Lübeck, 2012. 4º, 29 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1671 edition, reproduced two-up on a page. Preludes, chaconnes, allemandes, sarabandes, folia & gigues, together with an instruction book written in French tablature. Comb binding. $28 [item no.9462]


COLONNA, Giovanni Ambrogio, 17th c.

Intavolatura di chitarra spagnuola.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/182. Bologna, 1978. 16 x 22 cm, 71 pp. Line-cut of the Dionisio Garibaldi edition, Milan, 1637. In alfabeto notation. This publication combines material from earlier books and adds 14 new ones. Laid paper. Cloth. $35 (more info... ) [item no.991]


CORBETTA, Francesco, c.1614-1681

[Guitarre royalle, dedicated: Charles II] La guitarre royalle [dediée au Roy de la Grande Bretagne composée par Francisque Corbett, gravée par H. Bonneüil].
Geneva, 2/ 1993. 22 x 30 cm, 102 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1670 edition in upright format. Courantes, sarabands, allemandes, & preludes; ends with 4 vocal pieces with guitar accompaniment. Alfabeto, mixed and Italian tablature. Wrappers. (out of print - included only for bibliographic reference) [item no.993]


[Guitarre royalle, dedicated: Louis XIV] La guitarre royalle [dediée au Roy composée par Francisque Corbet, gravée par H. Bonneüil].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/185. Bologna, 2/ 1983. Oblong, 25 x 18 cm, 63 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1674 edition, in oblong format. Totally different set of pieces from the 1670 edition, in a different style. Alfabeto, mixed and Italian tablature. Laid paper. Wrappers. $39 (more info... ) [item no.994]


[Guitarre royalle, dedicated: Louis XIV] Pièces pour deux guitares da “La guitarre royale”, Paris 1674.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 52. Florence, 1983. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, 2 booklets, v, 37 pp. Line-cut of the first twelve numbers from Guitarre royalle, 1674, together with a halftone reproduction of a detached booklet containing their “contraparties”–not reproduced in the above edition–thus completing these two-voice works. Alfabeto, mixed and Italian tablature. Introduction in It by Paolo Paaolini. Wrappers, in decorative paper and slipcase. $27 [item no.995]


Scherzi armonici. [trouvati, e facilitati in alcune curiosissime suonate sopra la chitara spagnuola]. Bologna /Giacomo Monti und Carlo Zenero 1639. [Bologna, Biblioteca G.B. Martini].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 11. Stuttgart, 2013. 16 x 22 cm, 84, 7 pp. Line-cut of the 1639 edition. Alfabeto, with some Italian tablature. Afterword in Eng by Claire Fontijn, with transcription/translation of Corbetta’s foreword. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $28 (more info... ) [item no.9325]


Varii capricii per la ghittara spagnuola, Milano 1643.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 33. Florence, 1980. Oblong, 28 x 15 cm, vii, 82 pp. Line-cut. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Mixed tablature. Wrappers in decorative paper. $33 [item no.996]


Varii scherzi di sonate per la chitara spagnola, Bruxelles 1648.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 51. Florence, 1983. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, vi, 87 pp. Line-cut of the Brussels, 1648 edition. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Mixed tablature. Wrappers in decorative paper. $26 [item no.997]


[Varii scherzi] [Guitarra española y sus diferencias de sones] zwischen 1650 und 1660. Faksimile-Ausgabe. Herausgeber: Matthias Otto Schneider. Vorwort: Monica Hall und Lex Eisenhardt.
Frankfurt, 2006. Oblong, 21 x 14 cm, 35, 84 pp. Line-cut facsimile of a recently rediscovered manuscript of Corbetta’s Varii scherzi di sonate (Brussels, 1648). This unusual “hispanified” copy came to light in 1991. Besides the music from the original edition it includes 3 other pieces by Corbetta (preludium in G minor, brando in Bb major & almanda in Bb major), an untitled piece, 2 additional variations for his own set of folia variations, and 3 unattributed “Spanish” pieces. Commentary in Ger-Eng. A careful and elegantly edited facsimile. Wrappers. $47 (more info... ) [item no.9423]


CORIANDOLI, Francesco, b.?-1670

[Sonatas, Spanish guitar] Diverse sonate ricercate sopra la chitarra spagnuola, Bologna 1670.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 34. Florence, 1981. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, iii, 36 pp. Line-cut of the Giacomo Monti edition. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Mixed tablature. Wrappers in decorative paper. $25 [item no.998]


CRIVELLATI, Domenico, 16-17th c.

[Cantatas, 1-3 voices, bc] Cantate diverse a una, due, e tre voci. Con l’intavolatura per la chitarra spagnola in quelle più approposito. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 4. Stuttgart, 1999. 22 x 34 cm, 28 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1628 edition. Sixteen cantatas a1, five a2, and two a3. Alfabeto notation. Wrappers. $24 [item no.7750]


DEROSIER, Nicolas, 17th c.

[Method, guitar] Les principes de la guitarre. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/213. Bologna, 1975. Oblong, 22 x 16 cm, 12 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 17th-c. edition, in French tablature. Various tables illustrating notational conventions, together with 12 short chaconnes in minor keys. Laid paper. Cloth. $21 (more info... ) [item no.1016]


FASOLO, Giovanni Battista, c.1600-c.1659

[“Barchetta passaggiera”, 1-3 voices, guitar, op.3] Giovan Battista Fasolo e la “Barchetta passaggiera”. A cura di Ottavio Beretta. Presentazione di Mariangela Donà.
Quaderni di San Maurizio, 4 – La Musica a Milano. Lucca, 1994. 4º, xxxix, 21 pp. The only known copy of the printed edition of Fasolo’s “Barchetta” (Rome, 1627) disappeared from Oscar Chilesotti’s private library during the First World War. Fortunately the Italian musicologist had transcribed most of the arias, and it is Chilesotti’s autograph that is reproduced here. The work is a collection of arias for one, two, and three voices with guitar accompaniment notated in staff notation. Introduction in It-Eng. Wrappers. $16 [item no.5672]


Il Caro di Madama Lucia, [et una serenata in lingua lombarda, che fa la gola, a carnevale]. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 3. Stuttgart, 1999. 22 x 34 cm, 12 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1628 edition. A lament for Madama Lucia (with serenate and various dance numbers), consisting of recitatives and 3 part choruses, with and without basso continuo. Alfabeto notation. Wrappers. $20 [item no.7749]


FERANDIERE, Fernando, 18th c.

[Method, guitar] Arte de tocar la guitarre española por música, Madrid, 1799. Complete Facsimile Edition with an Introduction, English Translation, and Transcription of the Music by Brian Jeffery.
London, 2013 15 x 22 cm, 85, 59, 36 pp. Line-cut of the Madrid, 1799 edition. Wrappers. $38 [item no.9371]


GEMINIANI, Francesco, c.1680-1762

[method, guitar] The Art of Playing the Guitar or Cittra containing Several Compositions with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 216. New York, [1999]. 4º, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Edinburgh, 1760 edition. Wrappers. $20 [item no.7707]


[method, guitar] The Art of Playing the Guitar or Cittra. A cura di Carlo Mascigli Migliorini. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 20. Lucca, 2002. 4º, vi, 52, 26 pp. Line-cut of the Edinburgh, 1760 edition, together with a new practical edition (on single clef) of the 11 music examples. Preface in It. Wrappers. $42 [item no.8116]


GRANATA, Giovanni Battista, c.1620-1680

Capricci armonici, Bologna 1646.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 2. Florence, 1978. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, v, 79 pp. Line-cut. 60 compositions in mixed tablature. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Wrappers in decorative paper. $31 [item no.1267]


Novi capricci armonici musicali in vari toni per la chitarra spagnola, violino, e viola concertati, et altre sonate per chitarra sola.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/183. Bologna, 3/ 2005. 22 x 32 cm, 55 pp. Line-cut of the Giacomo Monti edition, Bologna, 1674, in mixed tablature. Wrappers. $32 (more info... ) [item no.1050]


Nuove suonate di chitarriglia spagnuola. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/181. Bologna, 1991. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, 21 pp. Line-cut of the 1651 edition, in mixed tablature. Laid paper. Wrappers. $23 (more info... ) [item no.3720]


GUERAU, Francisco, 1659-d.?

Poema harmónico (Madrid, 1694). Complete Facsimile Edition with an Introduction and English Translation by Brian Jeffery.
London, 1977. Oblong, 29 x 22 cm, viii, 68, 9 pp. Line-cut of the Madrid, 1694 edition, in Italian tablature. Variations on airs and dances popular in Spain at the time, pavans, galliards, canaries, folías, pasacalles, etc. Includes English translations of the texts. Wrappers. $52 [item no.1054]


LEMOINE, Antoine Marcel, 1763-1817

[Method, guitar] Nouvelle méthode courte et facile pour la guitarre à l’usage des commençans. [A. Bailleux:] Méthode de guittarres par musique et tablature.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 104 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, n.d. edition and Paris, 1773 edition. Two complementary methods on playing the guitar. Staff notation. Wrappers. $45 [item no.3239]


MACE, Thomas, c.1613-1709

Musick’s Monument. A Facsimile of the 1676 London Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/17. New York, 1966. 22 x 33 cm, 291 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1676 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.1778]


MAJER, Joseph Friedrich Bernhard Caspar, 1689-1768

Neu-eröffneter theoretisch- und praktischer Music-Saal, das ist: Kurze, doch vollständige Methode, so wohl die Vocal- als Instrumental-Music gründlich zu erlernen.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 23. Michaelstein, 1990. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 125 pp. Halftone of the Nuremberg, 1741 edition (second, vastly reset edition of Museum Musicum). Fascinating treatment of music theory, including 10 woodcuts of instruments and a glossary of musical terms taken from Greek, Latin, Italian and French. Wrappers. $24 [item no.4221]


MARCHETTI, Tomaso, 17th c.

Il primo libro d’intavolatura della chitarra spagnola.
Geneva, 1982. 16º, 72 pp. Line-cut of the Moneta edition, Rome, 1660. Sonate semplici and sonate passeggiate in alfabeto notation, preceded by a tutor for the guitar and followed by a “giardino di varie villanelle”. Wrappers. $25 [item no.1079]


MARESCOT, Charles de, 18-19th c.

La guitaromanie. Recueil de rondeaux, valses, contredanses, chasse, fanfare, polonaise, marches, bolero, Sonatine, air varié et préludes d’une éxécution brillante.
Archivum Musicum: L’Arte della Chitarra, 16. Florence, 1985. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 54 pp. Line-cut of the Paris edition. With beautiful full-color reproduction a Parisian concert scene. Wrappers. $24 [item no.2213]


MARTINI, Giovannni Battista, 1706-1784

Compendio della teoria de’numeri per uso del musico.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/63. Bologna, 1984. 17 x 24 cm, iv, 14 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1769 edition. Basso continuo treatise. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Laid paper. Wrappers. $20 [item no.2938]


MÉDARD, Remy, 17th c.

[Pièces, guitar] Pièces de guitarre.
Geneva, 1988. 8º, 56 pp. Line-cut of the Ganière edition, Paris, 1676. Collection notated in French guitar tablature containing 44 pieces mostly arranged as suites. Wrappers. $25 [item no.1084]


MEGERLE, Abraham, 1607-1680

Speculum Musico-Mortuale [Das ist: Musicalischer-Todtenspiegel], 1672. [Staatliche Bibliothek, Regenburg].
Faksimile-Edition Theoretica, 3 Suttgart, 2008. 11 x 17cm, 54 pp. Line-cut of the Salzburg, 1672 edition. Megerle was from Innsbruck and was once a choirboy under Stadlmayer, later a treble singer and organist with the court music ensemble at Innsbruck. Speculum Musico-Mortuale contains a few pages of autobiography but its extraordinary content are mainly its 12 engravings showing a human skull in the center, surrounded emblematic symbols and beautiful depictions of musical instruments (almost 50 in all). Hardbound in decorative paper. $29 [item no.9070]


MERSENNE, Marin, 1588-1648

Harmonicorum libri XII. In quibus agitur de sonorum natura, causis, et effectibus: de consonantiis, dissonantiis, rationibus, generibus, modis, cantibus, compositione, orbisque totius harmonicis instrumentis.
Geneva, 1973. 22 x 30 cm, 367 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1648 edition. Complements the Harmonie universelle. The copy used for this facsimile includes many manuscript notes and corrections in the author’s hand. Hardbound. $182 [item no.2754]


MILIONI, Pietro, fl.1610-1650

[Method, Spanish guitar] Vero e facil modo d’imparare a sonare et accordare da se medesimo la chitarra spagnola. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/214. Bologna, 1977. Oblong, 17 x 10 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1647 edition, in alfabeto notation. Cloth. $21 [item no.1089]


MINGUET Y YROL, Pablo, fl.1733-1775

Reglas y advertencias generales que enseñan el modo de tañer todos los instrumentos mejores, y mas usuales, como son la guitarra, tiple, vandola, cythara, clavicordio, organo, harpa, psalterio, bandurria, violin, flauta traversera, flauta dulce, y la flautilla.
Geneva, 1982. 8º, 120 pp. Line-cut of the Madrid, 1754 edition. An instrumental encyclopedia by a pupil of Sanz. Includes examples of dances in the Castillian, Italian, Catalonian and French styles, notated either in the author’s alfabeto-like notation or mensural notation. Wrappers. $25 [item no.3308]


MURCIA, Santiago de, 17-18th c.

[Códice Saldívar, no.4] Saldívar Codex No.4”. Santiago de Murcia Manuscript of Baroque Guitar Music (c.1732) found and Acquired in September 1943 in León, Guanajuato, Mexico by the Mexican Musicologist Dr. Gabriel Saldívar y Silva (1909-1980). Volume I: The Manuscript, Complete Facsimile Edition with Preface and Commentary. By Michael Lorimer.
Santa Barbara, Cal, 1987. 4º, xxii, 95, vi pp. Line-cut, produced 2 originals per page, in mixed tablature. Wrappers. $40 [item no.7475]


PAIXAO RIBEIRO, Manoel da, 18th c.

Nova arte de viola que ensina a tocalla com fundamento sem mestre, dividida em duas partes, huma especulativa, e outra practica. Com estampas das posturas, ou pontos naturaes, e acidentaes; e com alguns minuettes, e modinhas por musica, e por cifra.
Geneva, 1985. 4º, 76 pp. Line-cut of the Coimbra, 1789 edition. Wrappers. $45 [item no.3314]


PELLEGRINI, Domenico, b.?-1630

Armoniosi concerti supra la chitarra spagnola, Bologna 1650.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 8. Florence, 1978. 17 x 24 cm, v, 60 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1650 editino. Allemande, brandi, correnti, passacagli, sarabande, toccate, balletto and “battaglia francese”. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Wrappers in decorative paper. $33 [item no.1105]


Armoniosi concerti sopra la chitarra spagnuola.
Geneva, 1986. 4º, 60 pp. Line-cut of the 1650 Bologna edition. Allemande, brandi, correnti, passacagli, sarabande, toccate, balletto and “battaglia francese”. Wrappers. $51 [item no.1106]


PHALÈSE, Pierre, c.1510-1574 [publisher]

Selectissima elegantissimaque guiterna carmina, 1570. Fantasien, Lieder & Tänze für 4-chörige Renaissance-Gitarre. Reproduktion von Musica XVI-58 Universitätsbibliothek Rostock.
Lübeck, 2007. 4º, iv, 87 pp (= 170 pp). Line-cut of the Lyon & Antwerp, 1570 edition, reproduced two-up on a page. Important anthology of music for 4-course Renaissance guitar comprising fantasies, galliards, almains, branles, songs and motets from France and Italy, c.250 works in all. French tablature. Wrappers. $44 [item no.9025]


PICO, Foriano, 16-17th c.

Nuova scelta di sonate per la chitarra spagnola.
Geneva, 1982. Oblong, 15 x 11 cm, 64 pp. Line-cut of the Pace edition, Naples, 1628. Sonatas “ordinaires” and “passegiate” in alfabeto notation preceded by a tutor for the instrument. Arie, balli, gagliarde, passemezi, villanelle, etc. Wrappers. [item no.1113]


PIERRE, Constant, 1855-1918

Les facteurs d’instruments de musique. Les luthiers et la facture instrumentale. Précis historique.
Geneva, 1971. 8º, 460 pp. Line-cut of Paris, 1893 edition. Treats French musical instrument makers, covering the period from the 15th to the 19th century. Wrappers. $61 [item no.4262]


PORRO, Pierre-Jean, c.1759-1831

[Sonatas, guitar, violin, op.11] 6 sonates pour la guitare avec accompagnement de violon op.11; Dixième ouverture en sonate pour guitare et violon d’Iphigénie en Aulide de Gluck. Complete Facsimile Edition with an Introduction by Robert Spencer (Reproduced from Copies Owned by Robert Spencer).
Heidelberg, 1981. Oblong, 31 x 23 cm, iii, 31 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, n.d. editions. Wrappers. $20 [item no.1118]


PUCCINI, Domenico, 1772-1815

[Arias, soprano, guitar] Sei ariette a voce sola di soprano con accompagnamento di chitarra.
Lucca, 2004. Oblong, 4˚, viii, 10 pp. Beautiful color reproduction of the autograph. Note by Paola Tommasi Antonio and preface by Giulio Batteli. Wrappers. $24 [item no.8426]


SABBATINI, Pietro Paolo, c.1600-c.1657

[Villanelle, 1-3 voices, guitar, bc] Prima scelta di villanelle, Roma, Vitale Mascardi 1652; Il terzo de villanelle, Roma, Paolo Masotti 1631; il quarto de villanelle, Roma, Giovanni Batista Robletti 1631; Prima scelte de villanelle.. di nuovo ristampe... Rome, Vitale Mascardi 1652; Seconda scelta de villanelle, Roma, Vitale Mascardi.
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 2. Stuttgart, 1999. 23 x 35 cm, 100 pp. Line-cut of five complementary villanelle collections for 1 to 3 voices with bc accompaniment, but specifically for Spanish guitar in alfabeto notation. Hardbound, in marbled paper. $49 [item no.7769]


Santa Cruz, Antonio de, 17th c.

Libro donde se verán pazacalles de los ocho tonos i de los trasportados.
Lübeck, 2013. 4º, 37 pp. Line-cut of the manuscript (from between 1633 and 1640) held in the Biblioteca Nacional Madrid, shelfmark Ms. M. 2209. Wrappers. $35 [item no.9456]


SCHEIDLER, Christian Gottlieb, c.1750-c.1815

[Duo, guitar, violini, no.1] Duo No. 1 pour guitarre et violon chez Zulehner (ca. 1800). Facsimile Edition. Kaldeck Collection Ms. 41.988, Austrian National Library, Vienna.
Heidelberg, 1980. 4º, 5 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $10 [item no.1133]


[Sonatas, guitar, nos.1-2] Two Sonatas for Guitar: No. 1 in C Major; No. 2 in G Major. Complete Facsimile Edition with an Introduction by Simon Wynberg.
Heidelberg, 1980. 4º, 20 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $10 [item no.1134]


SOTOS, Andres de, 17th c.

[Method, guitar] Arte para apprender con facilidad, y sin maestro, á templar y tañer rasgado la guitarra, de cinco órdenes o cuerdas, y tambien la de quatro o seis órdenes, llamada guitara española, bandurria y vandola, y tambien el tiple.
[Colección Biblioteca Valenciana]. Valencia, n.d. 11 x 16 cm, 63 pp. Line-cut of the Lopez edition, Madrid, 1760-1766. One of the earliest and most popular printed treatises on the five-course guitar in the rasgado style, based on Amat’s Guittarra española. Wrappers. $15 [item no.7228]


STRAUBE, Rudolf, 1717-c.1780

[Sonatas, guitar] Three Sonatas for the Guitar with Accompanyments for the Harpsichord or Violoncello. With an Addition of Two Sonatas for the Guittar Accompanyd with the Violin. Likewise a Choice Collection of the Most Favourite English Scotch and Italian Songs for One and Two Guittars of Different Authors Properly Adapted for the Instrument. Also Thirty Two Solo Lessons by Several Masters.
Heidelberg, c.1980. 4º, ii, 56 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1768 edition. Wrappers. $13 [item no.1139]


VIRGILIANO, Aurelio, 17-18th c.

Il Dolcimelo. Variati passaggi e diminutioni cosi per voci. Riproduzione eseguita dall’esemplare del Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale di Bologna.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 11. Florence, 1979. 24 x 34 cm, v, 113 pp. Halftone of a rare manuscript illustrating ornamentation “tutti modi da sonar qualfiuoglia istrumento”. Introduction in It by Marcello Castellani. Wrappers in decorative paper. $42 [item no.1289]


WEIGEL, Johann Christopf, 1661-1726

Musicalisches theatrum . . . auf welchem alle zu dieser edlen Kunst gehörige Instrummenta in anmuthigen Posituren lebhafft gezeiget. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Alfred Berner.
Documenta Musicologica, I/22. Kassel, 1/ 1961. 22 x 36 cm, 36, xii pp. Line-cut of the original copper engravings of musicians with their instruments. This facsimile brings together for the first time four separate groups of surviving single sheets from this publisher. Mattheson’s Das neu-eröffnete Orchestre (specifically the chapter “Von den musicalischen Instrumenten”) evidently served as a guide for its planning. The engravings date from c.1715-1725. Afterword in Ger-Eng-Fr. Coverboards and slipcase in decorative paper. $95 [item no.4622]


Musicalisches theatrum . . . auf welchem alle zu dieser edlen Kunst gehörige Instrummenta in anmuthigen Posituren lebhafft gezeiget. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Alfred Berner.
Documenta Musicologica, I/22. Kassel, 2/ 1964. 22 x 36 cm, 36, xii pp. Line-cut of the original copper engravings of musicians with their instruments. This facsimile brings together for the first time four separate groups of surviving single sheets from this publisher. $77 [item no.2861]


ZACCONI, Lodovico, 1555-1627

Prattica di musica utile et necessaria si al compositore si anco al cantore.
Bibliotheca Musica Bonon3iensis, II/1-2. Bologna, 1983. 17 x 25 cm, 2 vols: 477 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1596-1622 edition. An amazing treatment of practical concerns in music, with sections on emotional effect, music as science, the art and responsibility of the singer, director, and composer, mood, time, prolation, techniques of counterpoint, improvisation, and imitation. Includes whole sections of musical examples taken from the works of Tigrini, Cerreti, Zarlino, Banchieri, and Diruti. Wrappers. $120 [item no.2512]


COMPOSITE & MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES

Art du faiseur d’instruments de musique et lutherie extrait de l’Encyclopédie méthodique, Arts et métiers mécaniques.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 240 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1785 edition. Historical and technical articles on musical instruments with 38 original plates. Wrappers. $61 [item no.3236]


Berliner Lautentabulaturen. Zwei Handschriften aus der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts für Laute und Gitarre. Faksimileausgabe der Handschriften Mus. ms. 40600 (Staatsbibl. zu Berlin) und Mus. ms. 40626 (ehedem Preußische Staatsbibl. Berlin, jetzt Biblioteka Jagiellońska Kraków). Konkordanzen von François-Pierre Goy.
Schriften der Musikhochschule Würzburg, 4. Mainz, 1996. 23 x 30 cm, 19, 120 pp. Line-cut of two complementary 17th c. mss of French provenance, transmitting togther 130 pieces for solo lute or guitar. Composer’s include the Gaultiers, Dufaut, Pinel, Gallot, Dubut, Mesangeau, Dufresneau, & Mercure. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Wrappers. $56 [item no.7317]


[Divisions, flute/recorder/violin, Greensleeves] Greensleeves to a Ground. Divisions for Flute (Recorder/Violin), with a Ground for Lute (Guitar/Keyboard), with the Violl da Gamba.
Munich, 1983. 4º, iv pp. Line-cut of the 17th-c. edition. Divisions for recorder, flute or violin, with a simple ground for lute, guitar or harpsichord. Wrappers. $9 [item no.3934]


[Dobney, Jayson Kerr] Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York. Jayson Kerr Dobney.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 2011. New York, 2011. 50 pp. Illustrated exhibition catalog with 70 color illustrations. Wrappers. $25 (more info... ) [item no.9227]


The Goëss Tablature Mss. Goëss Vogl (1696). Pieces for Baroque Guitar. Pieces for Lute. Introduction and Concordances by Tim Crawford and Francois Pierre Goy.
Munich, 1997. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, xxiv, 74 pp. Line-cut. 47 solos for five-course guitar (a d g b e’) and 28 solos of eleven-course lute. The repertoire consists basically of French and Austrian music from the 1670s and 80s, mostly anonymous dances. Hardbound. $75 [item no.7615]


The Goëss Manuscripts. Music Manuscripts in Tablature from Ebenthal Castle, Klagenfurth, Carinthia, Austria. Music for Baroque Lute, Baroque Guitar, Theorbo, Viol. Index.
[Lübeck], 2000. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, 106 pp. Index, with CD ROM of the entire contents of the Goëss Manuscripts, compiled by Douglas Alton Smith, Tim Crawford, François Pierre Goy, Claude Chauvel, David Ledbetter, & Gordon Dodd. Cloth. $70 [item no.7888]


Lutherie. Encyclopédie sciences et arts liberaux.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/101. Bologna, 1981. 25 x 35 cm, 46, with 34 illus pp. Line-cut of the Livorno, 1774 edition. Beautiful full-page illustrations of instruments. Cloth. $48 [item no.4008]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, parts 1-6] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, 6 vols, c.1185 pp. Line-cut, arranged chronologically, of 63 treatises on basso continuo practice by an anonymous writers, Bartolotti, Bovin, Buterne, Carre, Charpentier, Chaumont, Henry d’Anglebert, De la Barre, Delair, Feury, Marais, Nivers, Perrine/Saint-Lambert, F. Campion, T. Campion, Cheron, Clerambault, Couperin, Dandrieu, Delair, Leclair, Rameau, Dornel, Forqueray, Gervais, Goudat, Guillemain, Monnier, Monteclair, Pingre, Rameau, Serre de Rieux, Telemann, Travenol, Alembert, Blanville, Corrette, Dubugrarre/Geminiani, Laporte, Bethisy, Biferi, Clement, Dubreuil, Garnier, Gianotti, Gougelet, Labbet, Le Boeuf/Rameau, Roussier, Simon, Tapray, Bemetzrieder, Froestler, Gournay, Langle, Rodolphe, and Roussier. Wrappers. $423 [item no.8749]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 1] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.240 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Fleury: Methode pour apprendre facilement - 1660; Bartolotti: Table pour apprendre facilement - 1669; Carré: Livre de Guitarre contenant plusieurs pièces - 1671; Perrine: Livre de musique pour le Lut - 1680; Anonymous: Petites regles generalles qui peuvent servir de methode - 1680; Nivers: Motets a voix seule - 1689; Henry d’Anglebert: Pièces de clavecin - 1689; Marais: Basse-continuës des pieçes a une et a deux violes - 1689; Anonymous: (traité abrégé d’accompagnement) - c. 1690; Anonymous: Règles pour l’accompagnement - 1690; Delair: Traité d’accompagnement pour le theorbe - 1690; Charpentier: Abrégé des règles de l’accompagnement - c. 1692; Chaumont: Pieçes d’orgue sur les 8 tons - 1695; Buterne: Petites regles pour l’accompagnement - 1700; Boyvin: 2. livre d’orgue - 1700; Anonymous: Traité d’accompagnement du clavecin - c. 1700; La Barre: 1. livre de pièces pour la flûte - 1702; Saint-Lambert: Nouveau traité de l’accompagnement - 1707. Wrappers. $93 [item no.8750]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 2] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.220 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Couperin: Règles pour l’accompagnement - s.d.; Campion: Traité d’accompagnement et de composition - 1716; Clerambault: Règles d’accompagnement - 1716; Clerambault: Principes d’accompagnement - 1716; Dandrieu: Principes de l’accompagnement - 1719; Rameau: Traité de l’harmonie - 1722; Delair: Nouveau traité d’accompagnement - 1724; Leclair: 1. livre de sonates - 1723; Rameau: Nouveau système de musique théorique - 1726; Cheron: Sonates en trio - 1727; Campion: Lettre du sieur Campion a un philosophe - 1729; Campion: Addition au traité d’accompagnement - 1730. Wrappers. $85 [item no.8751]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 3] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.230 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Pingre: Traité de l’harmonie - s.d.; Rameau: Observations sur la méthode d’accompagnement - 1730; Rameau: Plan abrégé d’une méthode nouvelle - 1730; Monteclair: Réponse du second Musicien au premier - 1729; Rameau: Réplique du premier Musicien à la réponse du second - 1730; Monteclair: Réponse du second Musicien au premier Musicien - 1730; Rameau: Réplique du premier Musicien à l’écrit du second - 1730; Rameau: Dissertation sur les différentes métodes - 1732; Gervais: Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Méthode pour l’accompagnement - 1733; Campion: 2. recueil d’airs - 1734; Serre de Rieux: Les dons des Enfans de Latone - 1734; Telemann: Nouveaux quatuors en six suites - 1738; Goudat: Principes de L'accompagnement - 1738; Travenol: 1. livre de sonates a violon seul - 1739; Guillemain: Six sonates en quatuors - 1743; Monnier le Cadet: L’art de toucher le clavecin dans son propre caractêre - c.1745; Dornel: le tour du clavier - 1745; Forqueray: Pièces de viole avec la basse continüe - 1747; Anonymous: (Méthode d’accompagnement) - s.d. Wrappers. $88 [item no.8752]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 4] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.230 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: D'Alembert: Elemens de musique - 1752; Blainville: Essay sur un troisième mode - 1751; Corrette: Le maître de clavecin - 1753; La Porte: Traité théorique et pratique - 1753; Geminiani: L’art de bien accompagner - 1754; Dubugrarre: Méthode plus courte et plus facile - 1754. Wrappers. $88 [item no.8753]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 5] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.210 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Tapray: Abrège de l’accompagnement - 1755; Labbet & Leris: Sentiment d’un Harmoniphile - 1756; Clement: Essai sur l’accompagnement - 1758; Gianotti: Le guide du compositeur - 1759; Rameau: Code de musique pratique - 1760; Bethisy: Exposition de la théorie et de la pratique - 1764; Roussier: Traité des accords et de leur succession - 1764; Le Bœuf: Traité d’harmonie et règles d’accompagnement - 1766; Garnier: Nouvelle méthode pour l’accompagnement - 1767; Dubreuil: Manuel harmonique - 1767; Biferi: Traité de musique abrégé, divisé en trois parties - 1770; Simon: Théorie pratique d’accompagnement - s.d.; Gougelet: Méthode ou abrégé des règles - 1771. Wrappers. $80 [item no.8754]


[Methods, continuo, France, 1600-1800, part 6] Basse Continue-France 1600-1800. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Six volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2006. 4º, c.255 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on continuo practice from these sources: Roussier: L’harmonie pratique - 1775; Corrette: Prototipes contenant des leçons d’accompagnement - 1775; Anonymous: Abrégé des règles de composition - 1777; Bemetzrieder: Nouvelles leçons de clavecin ou instructions générales - 1782; Rodolphe: Théorie d’accompagnement - c.1785; Gournay: Lettre à M. l’abbé Roussier - 1785; Langle: Traité de la basse sous le chant - 1797; Froestler: Traité d’harmonie et de modulation - 1800; Anonymous: Principes de l’accompagnement - s.d.; Anonymous: Règles d’accompagnement - s.d. Wrappers. $98 [item no.8755]


[Methods, guitar, France, 1600-1800, part 1] Guitare – Méthodes – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux – Préfaces d’œuvres. Volume I: Ancelet - Carpentier (1-2) - Corbetta - Corrette - De Visée - Derosiers – Don*** - Encyclopédie - Garsault - Lecocq - Merchi (1) - Mersenne - Trichet.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2003. 4º, 272 pp. Complete theoretical writings on the guitar. Contents: Mersenne: Harmonie Universelle - 1636; Trichet: Traité des instruments - c.1640; Corbetta: La guitarre royale - 1671; Visee: Livre de guitarre - 1682; Derosiers: Les principes de guitarre - c.1690; Le Cocq: Recueil des pièces de guitare - 1729; Encyclopédie: Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences - 1751/1772; Ancelet: Observations sur la musique - 1757; Don***: Méthode pour apprendre à joüer - 1760; Garsault: Notionnaire ou mémorial raisonné - 1761; Merchi: Le guide des écoliers - c.1761; Corrette: Les dons d’Apollon - 1762; Carpentier: Méthode pour apprendre, 1e partie - 1771; Carpentier: Méthode pour apprendre, 2e partie - 1773. Wrappers. $86 [item no.8381]


[Methods, guitar, France, 1600-1800, part 2] Guitare – Méthodes – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux – Préfaces d’œuvres. Volume II: Alberti - Anonyme - Encyclopédie méthodique - Gatayes - Guichard - Laborde - Lemoine - Macquer - Merchi (2) - Pollet.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2003. 4º, 240 pp. Complete theoretical writings on the guitar. Contents: Macquer: Dictionnaire raisonné - 1773; Pollet: Méthode pour apprendre - 1775; Merchi: Traité des agréments de la guitare - 1777; Laborde: Essai sur la musique - 1780; Alberti: Nouvelle méthode - 1786; Encyclopédie: Encyclopédie méthodique - 1788; Guichard: La guitare rendue facile - c.1795; Lemoine: Nouvelle méthode de guitare - c.1800; Gatayes: Méthode pour la guitare - 1800; Anon.: Méthode pour jouer de la guitare - n.d. Wrappers. $83 [item no.8382]


Textes sur les instruments de musique au XVIIIe siècle.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 242 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1756-1782 editions. Large number of little-known documents concerning musical instruments. Authors of booklets include P.-J. Roussier, M. de Laborde, Trouflaut, C. Moucherel, G. de Cryseul, & J.-B. Domenjoud. Hardbound. $71 [item no.3338]


Vezzosetti fiori de varii eccellenti autori, cioe, madrigali, ottave, dialochi, arie, et vilanelle, a una, e due voci. Da cantarsi con il cembalo, tiorba, chitarra spagnola, &c. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 1. Stuttgart, 1999. 22 x 34 cm, 24 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1628 edition. Wrappers. $15 [item no.7748]


MODERN EDITIONS

[Chilesotti, Oscar] Musica del passato (da intavolature antiche).
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/29. Bologna, 1968. 17 x 25 cm, 28 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, c.1890 edition). Modern edition for keyboard of 14 lute intabulations from the 16th c., including works by Newsidler, Da Milano, Rossetto, Corbetta, Visée, Roncalli and Weiss. Hardbound. $21 [item no.5375]


50 Renaissance & Baroque Standards – English Version. With Variants, Examples & Advice for Playing & Improvising on Any Instrument.
Courlay, 2007. 21 x 30 cm, 144 pp. Here, brought together for the first time, are 50 renaissance and baroque ostinato basses, songs and dances upon which composers wrote variations over the course of decades or even centuries. These pieces circulated from country to country, from one publication or manuscript to another, and also served as a basis for improvisation by performing musicians of the time. Wrappers. $28 [item no.8893]


50 Standards, Renaissance & Baroque. Avec variantes examples & conseils pour jouer & improviser sur tout instruments.
Courlay, 2007. 21 x 30 cm, 144 pp. Same as above, but French version. $30 [item no.8899]


Gaultier, D. La rhétorique des dieux. Edited by David J. Buch
Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, LXII. Madison, 1990 23 x 30, xxi, 92 pp. Critical edition in modern score notation. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6658]


Libro de diferentes cifras (1705).
Cifras para Tañer, 1. Madrid, 2008. 20 x 29 cm, xxiv, 73 pp. Study and transcription by Francisco Alfonso Valdivia. Preserved in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid, this important manuscript for 5-string guitar dated 1705 contains 107 anonymous pieces, with the exception of one attributed to Francesco Corbetta. Gaspar Sanz is well represented, both in the literal copy of the Instucción de música as in the reuse of some of its differences; several pieces are related to works of Santiago de Murcia which could mark the first cronological source of this guitarist. There are many French inpired dances together with the genuinely Spanish ones. Wrappers. $41 [item no.6875]


Stefani, Giovanni. Affetti amorosi di Giovanni Stefani.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/24. Bologna, 1969. 8º, 70 pp. (Rpt. of Ricordi, c.1890 edition). Modern edition in score--voice, guitar & bass--of 32 numbers. Includes 5 pages in facsimile from the original 1621 edition. Hardbound. $18 [item no.5370]


MONOGRAPHS

Brondi, Maria Rita. Il liuto e la chitarra. Ricerche storiche sulla loro origine e sul loro sviluppo.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/70. Bologna, 1979. 16 x 22 cm, xii, 170 pp. (Rpt. of Turin, 1926 edition). Cloth. $44 [item no.5408]


Bruni, Antonio Bartolomeo. Un inventaire sous la Terreur. Etat des instruments de musique relevé chez les émigrés et condamnés. Introduction, notices biographiques et notes par J. Gallay.
Geneva, 1984. 8º, 280 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1890 edition. Inventories harpsichords, fortepianos, violins, violas, flutes, guitars, harps, etc. seized from the homes of emigrants in an official report in 1794. Includes names of makers and sometimes the date of the instruments. Wrappers. $76 [item no.4247]


Esses, Maurice. Dance and Instrumental Diferencias in Spain during the 17th and Early 18th Centuries. Volume I: History and Background, Music and Dance; II: Musical Transcriptions; III: The Notes in Spanish and Other Languages from the Sources.
Stuyvesant, 1992. 4º, 3 vols, 881, 678, 161 pp. Volumes 1 & 2 hardbound, volume 3 in wrappers. $202 [item no.6004]


Guizzi, Febo. Gli strumenti della musica popolare in Italia.
Alia Musica, 8. Lucca, 2002. 8º, lviii, 502 pp. Invaluable survey of popular instruments in use in Italy, ranging from percussion, wind and plucked instruments to various noise makers. Numerous drawings and plates. Wrappers. $72 [item no.6431]


La lutherie lorraine et français depuis ses origines jusqa’à nos jours, d’après les archives locales.
Vie Musicale dans les Provinces Françaises, 5. Geneva, 1985. 17 x 24 cm, 387 pp. (Rpt. of Paris, 1912 edition). Largely original work based on research in the Mirecourt and Nancya archives. Illustrations of instruments, violin labels, maker’s marks, portraits, etc. Wrappers. $126 [item no.4257]


Piccolellis, Giovanni de. Liutai antichi e moderni. Note critico-biografiche.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/22. Bologna, 3/ 1985. 18 x 25 cm, 239 pp with 24 illus. (Rpt. of Florence, 1885-86 edition). Cloth. $53 [item no.5142]


Regazzi, Roberto. The Complete Luthiers Library. A Useful International Critical Bibliography for the Maker and Connoisseur of Stringed and Plucked Instruments Collected and Compiled by Roberto Regazzi. With a Foreword by Charles Beare. Revision of the English Text by Jane Helen Johnson.
Bologna, 1990 8˚, xviii, 556 pp Limited edition of 600 copies. $225 [item no.6507]


Savart, Félix. Mémoire sur la construction des instruments à cordes et à archet. Lu à l’Académie des Sciences, le 31 mai 1819. Suivi du rapport qui en a été fait aux deux Académies des Sciences et des Beaux-Arts, par MM Haüy, Charles, de Prony, Cherubini, Catel, Berton, Le Sueur, Biot rapporteur.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 128 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1819 edition. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3327]