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ABBATE, Carlo, 16-17th c.

Regulae contrapuncti excerptae ex operibus Zerlini et aliorum ad breviorem tyronum instructionem accommodate per Fr. Carolus Abbate.
Leipzig, 1977. 11 x 17 cm, 108 pp. Line-cut of the St. Oslowan, 1629 edition. Linen. $26 [item no.2700]


ADAMI DI BOLSENA, Andrea, 1663-1742

Osservazioni per ben regolare il coro dei cantori della Cappella Pontificia, Roma, 1711. Edizione a cura di Giancarlo Rostirolla.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 1. Lucca, 1988. 18 x 25 cm, xxi, 261 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1711 edition. Includes 11 engraving (portraits) of Papal singers. Introduction, bibliography & index. Cloth. $40 [item no.2896]


AGAZZARI, Agostino, 1578-1640

Del sonare sopra’l basso con tutti li stromenti e dell’uso loro nel conserto.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/37. Bologna, 1985. 18 x 25 cm, 12 pp. Line-cut of the Siena, 1607 edition. One of first treatises to adopt figured bass. Deals with chordal and single-line improvisation from a basso continuo and makes an important distinction between “fundamental” and “ornamental” instrumental classes. Wrappers. $27 [item no.2415]


AGRICOLA, Johann Friedrich, 1720-1774

[Method, singing] Anleitung zur Singkunst. Faksimile-Neudruck mit Nachwort und Kommentar von Kurt Wichmann. [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin].
Leipzig, 2/ 1993. 17 x 25 cm, xvi, 239 pp. Line-cut of the 1757 edition. Linen. $40 [item no.4661]


[Method, singing] Anleitung zur Singkunst. Reprint der Ausgabe Berlin 1757. Herausgegeben und von Thomas Seedorf.
Kassel, 200?. 12˚, xxix, xiv, 283 pp. Line-cut of the 1757 edition. Wrappers. $28 [item no.8325]


ALBRECHTSBERGER, Johann Georg, 1736-1809

Fundament zum Orgel und Fliegelspielen. Auth: Albrechtsberger. Ad usum. Ms. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 21. Stuttgart, 2012. Oblong, 22 x 19 cm, 28 pp. Line-cut of a contemporary manuscript. Distilled into 6 sections (Absätze) this useful and practical manual instructs the user, “according to current convention”, on 1) clefs, 2) the notation of tempi, notes & pauses, 3) the execution of ornaments & “manieren”, 4) right & left hand fingerings 5) chordal fingering, 6) tonality. Wrappers. $17 [item no.9307]


Gründliche Anweisung zur Composition. Faksimile der ersten Auflage, Leipzig 1790, mit den “Beilagen” der “Dritten Ausgabe”. Mit Einleitung und der Biographie der Ausgaben herausgegeben von Wolfgang Horn.
Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte, 42. Wilhelmshaven, 2009. 18 x 28 cm, 538 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1790 edition. Cloth. $307 [item no.9130]


ALEMBERT, Jean Le Rond d’, 1717-1783

Elémens de musique théorique et pratique. A Facsimile of the 1752 Paris Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/19. New York, 1966. 15 x 22 cm, 199 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1752 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2619]


Eléments de musique. Présentation de Jean-Michel Bardez.
Collection Ressources, 77. Geneva, 1980. 13 x 21 cm, xiii, 199 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1752 edition. Hardbound. $39 [item no.4657]


ALGAROTTI, Francesco, 1712-1764

Saggio sopra l’opera in musica (1763).
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 56. Bologna, 1975. 16 x 21 cm, 157 pp. Line-cut of the Livorno, 1763. Wrappers. $25 [item no.4015]


Saggio sopra l’opera in musica. Le edizioni di Venezia (1755) e di Livorno (1763). A cura di Annalisa Bini.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 6. Lucca, 1989. 12 x 19 cm, liv, 250 pp. Line-cut. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $40 [item no.3626]


ALSTED, Johann Heinrich, 1588-1638

Templum musicum.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/35. New York, 1967. Line-cut of the London, 1664 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2639]


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]


AMMERBACH, Nikolaus, c.1530-1597

Orgel- oder Instrument Tabulatur. Leipzig, Jakob Berwalds Erben 1571. RISM 1571(17). [Musikbibliothek, Leipzig].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 50. Stuttgart, 2005. Oblong, 19 x 16 cm, 226 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1571 edition. One of the great milestones of organ tablature (considered the first printed German organ music), where pitches are expressed in letter notation with rhythmic signs above them. Amerbach arranged the contents of this book into five progressively more difficult categories, ranging from pieces with little or no coloration, to highly decorated pieces. “Instrument” as used in the title, includes “positive, regal, virginal, clavichord, clavicembalo, harpsichord and the like”. Most of the pieces in the collection are from vocal originals. The music section is preceded by instructions on playing the organ. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. $63 [item no.8645]


ANCELET, 18th c.

Observations sur la musique, les musiciens et les intruments.
Geneva, 1984. 8º, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1757 edition. Offers a detailed account of the musical life in Paris from the middle of the 18th c. Wrappers. $25 [item no.3231]


ANGELINI BONTEMPI, Giovanni Andrea, 1624-1705

Historia musica, nella quale si ha piena cognitione della teorica, e della pratica antica della musica harmonica.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/48. Bologna, 1971. 22 x 32 cm, 292 pp. Line-cut of the Perugia, 1695 edition. Considered the first history of music in Italy. Laid paper. Hardbound. $129 [item no.2418]


Historia musica.
Geneva, 1976. 18 x 25 cm, 292 pp. Line-cut of the Perugia, 1695 edition. Hardbound. $121 [item no.3082]


Nova quatuor vocibus componendi methodus.
Scriptores, Libri Fototypice Expressi, 6. Bologna, 1971. 16 x 22 cm, 40 pp. Line-cut of the Dresden, 1660 edition. Dedicated to Schütz. Lays down the basic principles of polyphonic composition. Hardbound. $26 [item no.2439]


Nova quatuor vocibus componendi methodus. A cura di Wolfgang Witzenmann.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 19. Lucca, 1993. 15 x 20 cm, xxviii, 40 pp. Line-cut of the Dresden, 1660 edition. Introduction in It-Eng. Cloth. $30 [item no.3804]


ANGLERIA, Camillo, b.?-1630

Regola del contraponto e della musical compositione. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/59. Bologna, 1983. 16 x 22 cm, 132 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1622 edition. Cloth. $48 [item no.2420]


AUFSCHNAITTER, Benedikt Anton, 1665-1742

Regulae compositionis fundamentalis musurgiae.
Faksimile-Edition Theoretica, 5 Suttgart, 2011. 22 x 32 cm, 14, 151 pp. Line-cut of the c.1730 manuscript. Rules on composing “good music” by the successor of Georg Muffat as Hof- and Domkapellmeister in Passau. Introduction by Markus Eberhardt. Hardbound in decorative paper. $75 [item no.9255]


AVISON, Charles, 1709-1770

An Essay on Musical Expression. A Facsimile of the 1753 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/55. New York, 1967. 15 x 22 cm, 248, plus 4 foldout pp. Line-cut of the second, enlarged edition, London 1753. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2926]


BACH, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788

[Method, keyboard] Versuch über die wahre Art, das Klavier zu spielen. Erster und zweiter Teil. Faksimile-Nachdruck der 1. Auflage, Berlin 1753 und 1762, herausgegeben von Lothar Hoffmann-Erbrecht.
Leipzig, 6/ 1986. 18 x 22 cm, 501 facs, 16 pp. Line-cut of the first printed edition. “Versuch” was, in the German-speaking countries, the most important treatise of the period on playing keyboard instruments. Linen. $32 [item no.19]


[Method, keyboard] Versuch über die wahre Art, das Klavier zu spielen. Erster und zweiter Teil Reprint der 1. Auflage Berlin 1753 und 1762. Herausgegeben und mit modern geschlüsselten Notenbeispielen und einem ausführlichen Register versehen von Wolfgang Horn.
Kassel, 1994. 12˚, 592 pp. Line-cut of the first printed edition. “Versuch” was, in the German-speaking countries, the most important treatise of the period on playing keyboard instruments. Linen. $31 [item no.8324]


[Autobiography] Carl Philip Emanuel Bach’s Autobiography. Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1773 with Critical Annotations by William S. Newmann.
Facsimiles of Early Biographies, 4. Buren, 1967. Oblong, 22 x 18 cm, 20 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $30 [item no.1829]


BACH, Johann Christian, 1735-1782

[Method, keyboard] Méthode ou recueil de connaissances élémentaires pour le forte-piano ou clavecin. Œuvre melé de theorie et de pratique divisé en deux parties pour le Conservatoire de Naple.
Geneva, 1974. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 91 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1876 edition. Examines basic musical concepts, notational symbols, shades of expression, musical forms, and rules for performance. A second section provides 118 examples, mostly whole pieces. Wrappers. $37 [item no.3238]


BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

Forkel, Johann N. Ueber Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst und Kunftwerke. Reprint der Erstausgabe Leipzig 1802. Herausgegeben, kommentiert und mit Registern versehen von Axel Fischer.
Kassel, 1999. 17 x 21 cm, 26, 81 facs, 40 pp. Line-cut of the Hoffmeister & Kühnel edition (Leipzig, 1802). Introduction in Ger. Useful appendices and index. Hardbound. $48 [item no.7861]


Pirro, André. L’esthétique de Jean-Sébastien Bach.
Geneva, 1973. 8º, 548 pp. (Rpt. of Paris, 1907 edition). Wrappers. $61 [item no.5521]


Wollny, Peter. Generalbass- und Satzlehre, Kontrapunktstudien, Skizzen und Entwürfe. Herausgegeben von Peter Wollny. Anhang: Aria “Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn’ ihn” BWV 1127. Herausgegeben von Michael Maul.
Neue Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke, Supplement. Kassel, 2011. 22 x 30 cm, 250 pp (incl. 77 facsimiles). Comprehensive study of Bach’s basso continue practice, documented with full-color reproductions from autograph manuscripts and sketches. Consists of teaching documents in figured bass and counterpoint, and sketches & fragments found in autograph full scores, all accompanied by modern transcriptions. Linen. $334 (more info... ) [item no.9278]


BAN (Bannius), Joan Albert, 1587-1644

Zangh-Bloemzel (Theoretical Part) & Kort Sangh-Bericht. With an Introduction by Frits Noske.
Early Music Theory in the Low Countries, 1. Buren, 1969. 17 x 25 cm, xiv, 70 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1642-1643 edition. Wrappers. $33 [item no.3578]


BANCHIERI, Adriano, 1568-1634

Cantorino utile a novizzi e chierici principianti del canto fermo alla romana.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/19. Bologna, 1980. 13 x 17 cm, 103 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1622 edition. 8 pages have been reproduced in 2 colors. Cloth. $35 [item no.2430]


Conclusioni del suono dell’ organo.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/24. Bologna, 1968. 17 x 25 cm, 72 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1609 edition. Set of twenty brief chapters on various musical subjects treated from the organist-choirmaster’s standpoint, including a review of the history of the organ, a description of notable contemporary Italian organs, organists and organ builders and a discussion of the specific uses of the organ in church music. Cloth. $41 [item no.2431]


Conclusioni del suono dell’organo. A Facsimile of the Bologna, 1609 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/101. New York, 1975. 17 x 25 cm, 72 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1609 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. $50 [item no.1776]


Discorso della lingua bolognese.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, V/12. Bologna, 1969. 15 x 22 cm, viii, 224 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1629 edition. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Hardbound. $66 [item no.2432]


Lettere armoniche.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, V/21. Bologna, 1968. 17 x 22 cm, vi, 212 facs, vii pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1628-30 edition. Preface and index by Giuseppe Vecchi. Hardbound. $40 [item no.2433]


L’organo suonarino.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/31. Bologna, 2/ 1991. 8º, vii, 204 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1605 edition, supplemented by the additions of the 1611 and 1638 editions. Preface in It by Giulio Cattin. Cloth. $72 [item no.2434]


L’organo suonarino.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 27. Buren, 1969. 4º, x, 203 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1605, 1611 & 1638 editions. Cloth. $79 [item no.2134]


BANISTER, John, II, 17-18th c.

[Method, oboe] The Sprightly Companion. Complete Facsimile Edition from the Copy in the British Library. Preface: Peter Hedrick.
Historical Oboe Tutor Series, I. Columbus, 1987. Oblong, 28 x 21 cm, vi, 19 pp. Line-cut of the Walsh edition, London, 1695. Wrappers. $18 [item no.3115]


BASSANO, Giovanni, c.1550-d.?

Ricercate, passaggi et cadentie per potersi essercitar nel diminuir terminatamente con ogni sorte d’istrumento: & anco diverti passaggi per la semplice voce. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Münster, c.1995. 4º, i, 23 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1585 edition. Bassano, a cornetto player who was a member of the ensemble at St. Mark’s in Venice, wrote two important treatises. This is the first one, which includes examples of quasi-improvised pieces for solo instrument. Ring binder. $26 [item no.7355]


BAYLY, Anselm, 1719-1794

The Alliance of Musick, Poetry and Oratory. Under the Head of Poetry is Considered the Alliance and Nature of the Epic and Dramatic Poem, as it Exists in the Iliad, Aeneid and Paradise Lost.
Anglistica und Americana, 108. Hildesheim, 1989. 8º, 38 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1789 edition. Linen. $75 [item no.3858]


BEDFORD, Arthur, 1668-1745

The Great Abuse of Musick.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/12. New York, 1965. 8º, Line-cut of the London, 1711 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2924]


BÉDOS DE CELLES, François, 1709-1779

L’art du facteur d’orgues. Avec un aperçu biographique de Jean-Bernard Condate. Université de Lyon 2 – Département de Musicologie.
Geneva, 1984. 27 x 37 cm, 12, 708 facs, plus 137 facs plates pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1776-1778 edition, in a slightly reduced (-13%) format. Richly illustrated treatise on organ making, with beautifully executed plates addressing the structure of the instrument, methods of building, needs of the organist and characteristics of various instruments. Handsome binding in half leatherette with printed boards reproducing a Bedos engraving. $546 [item no.2141]


L’arte del costruttore di organi. Prima edizione italiana di L’art du facteur d’orgues; a cura di Enrico Cirani; consulenza e presentazione di Oscar Mischiati.
Cremona, c.1995. 2º, 2 vols pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1776-1778 edition (plates only), with accompanying texts in It. With bibliographical references and indices. [item no.7384]


BENDELER, Johann Philipp, c.1660-d.?

Organopoeia, oder: Unterweisung, wie eine Orgel nach ihren Haupstücken, als Mensuriren, Abtheilung derer Laden, Zufall des Windes, Stimmung oder Temperatur &c, aus wahren mathematischen Gründen zu erbauen.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 28. Buren, 1972. 15 x 19 cm, 56 facs, ix pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt & Leipzig edition. Afterword in Dut by Rudolf Bruhin. Wrappers. $42 [item no.3558]


BÉRARD, Jean Antoine, 1710-1772

[Method, singing] L’art du chant. A Facsimile of the 1755 Paris Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/75. New York, 1967. 17 x 24 cm, 215 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1755 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2629]


[Method, singing] L’art du chant, dédié à Madame de Pompadour.
Geneva, 1984. 12 x 17 cm, 215 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1755 edition. Wrappers. $51 [item no.3243]


BERARDI, Angelo, c.1635-1695

Arcani musicali, 1706.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12°, 28 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1706 edition. Offers refinements in contrapuntal practice (some more elementary than those in set forward in Documenti armonci) and an assessment of the relationship between the construction of a fugue and of an oration. Paperback. $15 [item no.9498]


Documenti armonici, 1687.
[New Delhi], n.d. 12º, 178 pp. Line-cut of the 1787 edition. Thorough account of fugue—including double counterpoint and double fugue—canon writing at various intervals, and appropriate use of dissonance. Paperback. $24 [item no.9497]


Il perche musicale, 1693
[New Delhi], 2016. 19 x 25 cm, 60 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. Hardbound. $17 [item no.9499]


Ragionamenti musicali, 1681.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12º, 190 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. A resume of lessons given by Berardi to his pupils, written by G. Orsolini. Paperback. $31 [item no.9500]


BERINGER, Maternus, 16-17th c.

Musicae, das ist der freyen lieblichen Singkunst, erster & anderer Theyl samt beygefügtem nützlichen Exempelbüchlein auf dergleichen Schlag vorne keins ausgegangen nach welches richtiger Anweisung ein junger hierzu qualifizierter Anfänger aussrrechtem Grund gar leichtlich kann singen lernen.
Waiblingen, c.1991. 15 x 20 cm, i, 38 pp. Line-cut of the G.L. Fuhrmann edition, Nuremberg, 1610. Fascinating little tutor with numerous canonic (mensural) exercises for different intervals and rhythmic proportions. Coverboards in handsome decorative paper. $57 [item no.4664]


BERNOULLI, Daniel, 1700-1782

Recherches physiques mécaniques et analytiques sur le son et sur les tons des tuyaux d’orgues différemment construits.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/74. Bologna, 1983. 16 x 22 cm, 56 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1764 edition. Laid paper. Cloth. $35 [item no.3726]


BERTALI, Antonio, 1605-1699

Instruction musicalis [Domini Antonÿ Bertalli, 1676]. Ms. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 22. Stuttgart, 2012. 17 x 24 cm, 50 pp. Color reproduction of a manuscript dated 1676. Wrappers. $28 [item no.9302]


BESARD, Jean-Baptiste, c.1567-1625

[Method, lute] Isagoge in artem testudinariam, 1607 [sic].
Lübeck, 2006. 4°, 25 pp. Line-cut of the David Francken edition, Augsburg, 1617. Ring binder. $21 [item no.9463]


BÉTHIZY, Jean-Laurent de, 18th c.

Exposition de la théorie et de la pratique de la musique, suivant les nouvelles découvertes.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 420 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1764 edition. Hardbound. $131 [item no.3244]


BIERMANN, Johann Hermann, 18th c.

Organographia Hildesiensis specialis.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 29. Buren, 1981. 8º, viii, c.72 pp. Line-cut of the Hildesheim, 1738 edition. Cloth. $71 [item no.3559]


BISMANTOVA, Bartolomeo, 17th c.

Compendio musicale, Ferrara 1677. [Biblioteca Municipale di Reggio Emilia].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 1. Florence, 1978. 17 x 24 cm, v, 121 pp. Line-cut of the holograph. Bismantova touches on many issues in his little compendium: notation, counterpoint, thoroughbass, and all sorts of wind, string, and keyboard instruments, including instructions for articulation and ornamentation on wind instruments and advice on violin bowing. Wrappers in decorative paper. $33 [item no.1250]


BLAINVILLE, Charles-Henri de, c.1711-c.1769

L’esprit de l’art musical ou réflexions sur la musique et ses différentes parties.
Geneva, 1975. 14 x 22 cm, 132 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1754 edition. One of the classics on musical aesthetics in 18th-c. France. Hardbound. $45 [item no.3246]


Histoire générale, critique et philologique de la musique.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, xi, 189 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1767 edition. Linen. $147 [item no.3589]


BLANCHINUS, Franciscus, 18th c.

De tribus generibus instrumentorum musicae veterum organicae dissertatio.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/9. New York, 1966. Line-cut of the Rome, 1742 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2617]


De tribus generibus instrumentorum musicae veterum organicae dissertatio.
Dokumente früher Musik und Musikliteratur im Faksimile, 3. Laaber, 1980. 8º, xi, 58 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1742 edition. Wrappers. $40 [item no.2862]


BLANKENBURG, Gerbrandt van, 17th c.

[Method, recorder] Onderwyzinge hoemen alle de Toonen en halve Toonen, die meest gebruyckelyck zyn, op de Handt-Fluyt zal konnen t’eenemael zuyver Blaezen, en hoe men op yeder ’t gemackelyckst een Trammelant zal konnen maken, heel dienstigh voor de Lief-hebbers.
Münster, 2/ 1989. Oblong, 21 x 14 cm, 10 facs, 12 pp. (Rpt. of Munich, 1871 edition). Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1654 edition, together with a new translation into German and afterword. Short treatise with information on performance practice during the time of Van Eyck. Wrappers. $12 [item no.4347]


BLANKENBURG, Quirinus van, 1654-c.1740

Elementa musica of nieuw licht tot het welverstaan van de musiec. With an Introduction by Peter Williams. [Tookunst-bibl., Amsterdam].
Early Music Theory in the Low Countries, 4. Buren, 1973. 17 x 24 cm, 13, 259 pp. Line-cut of the Hage, 1739 edition. Wrappers. $75 [item no.3580]


BLEGNY, Nicolas de (PRADEL, Abraham du), 17th c.

Le livre commode contenant les adresses de la ville de Paris, et le trésor des almanachs pour l’année bissextile 1692.
Geneva, 1973. 8º, 210 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1692 edition. Historic survey of the Académie National de Musique, inventory of the opera houses, official denominations, list of succesive directors, conductors, performances, singers, choreographers and dancers. Hardbound. $56 [item no.3316]


BLOCKLAND DE MONTFORT, Corneille, 16th c.

Instruction méthodique et fort facile pour apprendre la musique practique / [J. Yssandon:] Traité de la musique pratique, divisé en deux parties.
Geneva, 2/ 1998. 16 x 23 cm, 82 pp. Line-cut of the Lyon & Paris, 1587 & 1582 editions. Two complementary treatises on 16th-c. music theory from the South of France. Hardbound. $61 [item no.3250]


BOCCHI, Francesco, 1548-1618

Discorso sopra la musica [non secondo l’arte di quella, ma secondo la ragione alla politica pertinente] (Firenze 1581).
Scriptores, Libri Fototypice Expressi, 4. Bologna, 1977. 12 x 17 cm, 37 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1581 edition. Elaborate essay on music from the standpoint of its merits in various situations. Wrappers. $16 [item no.4078]


BÖDDECKER, Phillip Friedrich, 1607-1683

Manuductio [nova methodico-practica ad bassum generalem, das ist: Neue vortheilhaffte reale Handleitung zu dem General-Bass]. [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 1. Stuttgart, 1997. 15 x 19 cm, 44 pp. Line-cut of the Stuttgart, 1701 edition. Treatise on general bass published by Böddecker’s son Phillip Jakob. Hardbound. $46 [item no.7391]


BONIZZI, Vincenzo, b.?-1630

[Alcune opera, viola bastarda, strings] Alcune opere di diversi autori. Passaggiate principalmente per la viola bastarda, ma anco per ogni sorte di stromenti e di voci, Venezia 1626. [Printed source & Ms, Civico Museo Bibl. musicale, Bologna].
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 54. Florence, 1983. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, xvii, 94 pp. Line-cut. Includes facsimile of contemporary ms copy transmitting passaggiate. Introduction in It by Elio Durante & Anna Martellotti. Wrappers in decorative paper. $31 [item no.1169]


BONLINI, Giovanni Carlo, 1673-1731

Le glorie della poesia e della musica contenute nell’esatta notitia de teatri della città di Venezia.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/65. Bologna, 1979. 12 x 17 cm, 266 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1730 edition. Catalog of music performed in Venice theaters from 1637-1730. Each work arranged by title/theater/poet/composer, with index to each at the end. Cloth. $42 [item no.3728]


BONNET, Jacques, 1644-1724

Histoire générale de la danse sacrée et profane. Ristampa anastatica eseguita sull’esemplare gentilmente fornito dal Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale di Bologna (Coll. F.42).
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/82. Bologna, 1972. 16 x 22 cm, 312 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1724 edition. One of the first histories of dance and ballet; later authors as de Cahusac made extensive use of Bonnet’s text. Laid paper. Hardbound. $80 [item no.3729]


Histoire générale de la danse sacrée et profane. Avec un supplément de l’histoire de la musique et le parallèle de la peinture et de la poésie.
Geneva, 1969. 8º, 308 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1724 edition. Hardbound. $91 [item no.4656]


BONONCINI, Giovanni Maria, 1642-1678

Musico prattico.
Hildesheim, 1969. 8º, 164 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1673 edition. Linen. $60 [item no.2538]


Musico prattico.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/78. New York, 1969. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1673 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2614]


BORJON DE SCELLERY, Charles Emmanuel, 17th c.

[Method, musette] Traité de la musette avec une nouvelle methode, pour apprendre de soy-mesme à joüer de cét instrument facilement, & en peu de temps. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/42. Bologna, 1983. 22 x 32 cm, 63 pp. Line-cut of the Lyon, 1672 edition. Unique source for the history and technique of the musette. Examples by Chédeville & Hotteterre. Concludes with a series of branles and airs à chanter in tablature. Cloth. $45 [item no.2440]


[Method, musette] Traité de la musette.
Vielle et Musette, 2. Geneva, 1972. 4º, 63 pp. Line-cut of the Lyon, 1672 edition. Wrappers. $35 [item no.1253]


BOTTRIGARI, Ercole, 1531-1612

Il melone et il melone secondo. [Bibl. Universitaria, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/29. Bologna, 1969. 17 x 25 cm, x, 104 pp. Line-cut of the Ferrara, 1602 edition. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Hardbound. $56 [item no.2985]


Il patricio, overo de’ tetracordi armonici. [Bibl. Universitaria, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/27. Bologna, 1969. 17 x 25 cm, viii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1593 edition. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Hardbound. $35 [item no.2986]


BOURDELOT, Pierre, 1610-1685

Histoire de la musique et de ses effets, depuis son origine jusqu’à présent / [Jean Laurent de Cerf:] Comparaison de la musique italienne et de la françoise.
Die Großen Darstellungen der Musikgeschichte in Barock und Aufklärung, 2. Graz, 1966. 12º, 2 vols, c.1200 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1725 and 1704-1706 editions. Two complementary titles. 4 vols. in 2. Linen. $95 (more info... ) [item no.2930]


BOYVIN, Jacques, c.1649-1706

[Method, keyboard accomp.] Traité abrégé de l’accompagnement pour l’orgue et pour le clavecin avec une explication / [C.-F. Clement:] Essai sur l’accompagnement du clavecin / Essai sur la basse fondamentale.
Geneva, 2001. Oblong, 26 x 20 cm, 78 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1705, 1758, & 1762 editions. Three complementary treatises on accompanying with the organ and harpsichord. Wrappers. $71 [item no.2764]


BRICAIRE DE LA DIXMÉRIES, Nicolas, 18th c.

Bricaire de la Dixmérie, Nicolas. Les deux âges du goût et du génie français, sous Louis XIV et sous Louis XV, ou Parallèle des efforts du génie et du goût dans les sciences, dans les arts et dans les lettres, sous les deux règnes.
Geneva, 1970. 8º, 589 pp. Line-cut of The Hage, 1769 edition. Hardbound. $143 [item no.3563]


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]


BROWN, John, 1715-1766

A Dissertation on the Rise, Union and Power, the Progressions, Separations and Corruptions of Poetry and Music. To Which is Prefixed the Cure of Saul, a Sacred Ode.
Farnborough, 197?. 4º, 244 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1763 edition. Cloth. $72 [item no.2657]


BULYOVSZKY, Mihaly, b.?-1711

Brevis de emendatione organi musici tractatio. Kurze Vorstellung von Verbesserung des Orgelwerkes.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 68. Buren, 1988. 11 x 18 cm, 164 pp. Line-cut of the Strasbourg, 1680 edition. Bilingual text, in Latin and German. Hardbound. $71 [item no.3089]


BUONA, Valerio, c.1560-d.?

Essempi delli passaggi, delle consonanze, et dissonanze, et d’altre cose pertinenti al compositore.
Monumenta Brixiensia, Fototypice Expressa, 5. Milan, 1971. 16 x 22 cm, 27 pp. Line-cut of the Francesco & Simon Tini edition, Milan, 1596. Hardbound. $20 [item no.2438]


Regole del contraponto et compositione [brevemente raccolte da diversi autori].
Monumenta Brixiensia, Fototypice Expressa, 4. Bologna, 1971. 16 x 22 cm, xii, 79 pp. Line-cut of the Casale, 1595 edition. Introduction in It by Angiola Cortellazzo. Hardbound. $24 [item no.3914]


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]


Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cinese.
Collana di Liuteria e Cultura Musicale, 5. Cremona, 1994. 8º, 142 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1720 edition. Fascinating treatise on varnishes (cenese) as used on string instruments. Wrappers. $55 [item no.7204]


BURMEISTER, Joachim, 1564-1629

Musica poetica. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Rainer Bayreuther. Übersetzung von Philipp Kallenberger.
Laaber-Reprint, 7. Laaber, 2004. 16 x 21 cm, xxiii, 92, 78 pp. Line-cut of the Rostock, 1606 edition, together with new translation into German. Wrappers. $59 [item no.8501]


CAHUSAC, Louis de, 1706-1759

Épître sur les dangers de la poésie, suivie de la danse ancienne et moderne, ou traité historique de la danse.
Geneva, 1971. 4º, 4 vols in 1, 180 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1739-1754 edition, reproduced 4 pages per page. Buckram. $195 [item no.4655]


CAPPUS, Jean-Baptiste, b.?-1751

Etrennes de musique contenant une méthode courte et facile pour apprendre cet art en très peu de tems. Introduction de David Fuller. [Newberry Library, Chicago].
Geneva, 1989. 9 x 15 cm, 18, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, [1730] edition. A virtually unknown treatise dealing with contemporary music performance. Contains a very complete discussion of triplets, notes inégales and other rhythmic anomalies. Introduction in Fr-Eng. Wrappers. $30 [item no.3049]


CARDANO, Girolamo, 1501-1576

Delle natura dei principi et regole musicali.
Scriptores: Libri Fototypice Expressi, 2. Bologna, 197?. 4º, 16 pp. Line-cut of the Lyon, 1663 edition. Cloth. $17 [item no.4076]


CARISSIMI, Gian Giacomo, 1605-1674

[Method, keyboard; method, singing & keyboard] Vermehrter und nun zum zweytenmal in Druck befördertet kurzer jedoch gründlicher Wegweiser vermittelst welchen man nicht nur allein aus dem Grund die Kunst, die Orgel recht zu schlagen, sowol was den General-Bass... / Ars cantandi. Richtiger und außführlicher Weg, die Jugend aus dem rechten Grund in der Sing-Kunst zu unterrichten.
Faksimile-Edition Theoretica, 4 Suttgart, 2010. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, 48; 74 pp. Line-cut of the Augsburg 1692 and 1693 editions. Ars cantandi—after a brief introduction on fundamentals and solmisation—includes an appendix of keyboard pieces (preamboli, intermezzi, versetti, toccate, tastate, variazioni, fughe). Hardbound in decorative paper. $46 [item no.9194]


CAROSO, Fabritio, c.1530-c.1605

Il Ballarino. A Facsimile of the 1581 Venice Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/46. New York, 1967. 20 x 27 cm, 239 pp. Line-cut. One of the most famous early books on dance, describing and illustrating the techniques of dance as they existed at the end of the 16th c. Contains a portrait of Caroso and seven copper plates of dancers by Giacomo Franco. Highly important for music which is printed throughout both in Italian tablature and in ordinary notation. Of particular interest are the charming engraved plates showing dancing couples in splendid costumes. Laid paper. Cloth. [item no.1644]


CASA, F. dalla, 18th c.

[Sonatas, archlute; Rules] Sonate di celebri auttori per l’arcileuto francese / Regole di musica. Ms. Bologna.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 62. Florence, 1984. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, vi, 149 pp. Line-cut of a c.1769 ms copy. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers in decorative paper. $42 [item no.2167]


CAUS, Salomon de, 1576-1626

Institution harmonique.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/81. New York, 1969. Line-cut of the Frankfurt, 1615 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2631]


Institution harmonique divisée en 2 parties.
Geneva, 1980. 22 x 30 cm, i, 114 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt, 1615 edition. Preface in Fr-Eng by Pierre Féruselle. Wrappers. $56 [item no.2735]


Kunst der Mechanik. Die phantastischen Erfindungen des Salomon de Caus. [Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Universitäts- & Landesbiblio–thek Sachsen-Anhalt].
Michaelsteiner Forschungsbeiträge, 23 Michaelstein, 2003. 25 x 38cm, 175 pp. Line-cut of Frankfurt, 1615 edition. Includes many elaborate drawings and engravings, including ones that depict a water-powered organ & organ bellows, a musical wheel, a water organ and various pipe and keyboard designs. Kunst der Mechanik also includes a madrigal by Alessandro Strigio, beautifully engraved in keyboard tablature by Pierre Filippe. Afterword by Stefan Gugenhan. Hardbound. $55 [item no.8351]


Les raisons des forces mouvantes, avec diverses machines tant utiles que plaisantes.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 21. Buren, 1973. 2º, Line-cut of the Frankfurt, 1615 edition. Introduction and bibliography. Cloth. $141 [item no.2171]


CERONE, Pietro, c.1560-1625

El melopeo y maestro : (Napoles, J.B. Gargano y L. Nucci, 1613) / Pedro Cerone ; Antonio Ezquerro Esteban, ed.
Monumentos de la Música Española, 74. Madrid, 2007 23 x 32 cm, 2 vols: 1392 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1613 edition based on exemplars preserved in the Biblioteca “Jose Maria Lafragua” de la Benmerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico), and in the Biblioteca Publica del Estadoo “Fray Francisco de Burgoa” de la Universidad Autonoma “Benito Juarez” de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico). Huge synthesis of musical-theoretical topics divided into 22 books. Deals with plainsong, mensural theory, vocal and instrumental variation, counterpoint, canon & fugue, problems of composition, mensuration and “tonality”. The last book deals with musical enigmas and puzzle canons. Contains numerous references to composers and detailed musical examples, including a careful analysis of Palestrina’s Missa L’homme armé. Hardbound. $295 [item no.9151]


Le regole più necessarie per l’introduttione del canto fermo. A cura di Bonifacio Baroffio.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 4. Lucca, 1989. 14 x 23 cm, xxii, 39 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1609 edition. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $21 [item no.3624]


CERRETO, Scipione, c.1551-c.1633

Della prattica musica, vocale, et strumentale. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/30. Bologna, 2/ 2003. 16 x 22 cm, v, 344 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1601 edition. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Cloth. $87 [item no.1634]


Dell’arbore musicale. Facsimile dell’esemplare appartenuto a Padre Martini. A cura di Francesco Luisi.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 12. Lucca, 1989. 18 x 28 cm, xv, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1608 edition. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $24 [item no.3628]


CHASTELLEUX, François-Jean de, 18th c.

Essai sur l’unison de la poésie et de la musique.
Geneva, 1970. 8º, 99 pp. Line-cut of The Hage & Paris, 1765 edition. Buckram. $39 [item no.3567]


CHATEAUNEUF, François de Castagnères, 17-18th c.

Dialogue sur la musique des anciens. A Facsimile of the 1725 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/38. New York, 1966. 12 x 20 cm, 138 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1725 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2640]


CLÉMENT, Charles-François, 1720-d.?

[Method, keyboard, accomp.] Essai sur l’accompagnement du clavecin / Essai sur la basse fondamentale / [J. Boyvin:] Traité abrégé de l’accompagnement pour l’orgue et pour le clavecin avec une explication.
Geneva, 2001. Oblong, 26 x 20 cm, 78 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1705, 1758, & 1762 editions. Three complementary treatises on accompanying with the organ and harpsichord. Wrappers. $71 [item no.2764]


COLONNA, Fabio, c.1567-1650

La sambuca lincea, overo dell’istromento musico perfetto, lib. iii. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/152. Bologna, 1980. 16 x 22 cm, 121 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1618 edition. Describes a new instrument (invented by Colonna) called the “Pentecontachordon” which divides the octave into 17 parts. Cloth. $45 [item no.1259]


CORREA DE ARAUJO, Francisco, c.1576-c.1654

Libro de tientos y discursos de música práctica y teórica de órgano.
Geneva, 1981. 18 x 25 cm, 468 pp. Line-cut of the Alcala, 1626 edition. Organ tablature with a very original theoretical and technical part, followed by some 70 pieces–tientos glosas and variations. $202 [item no.812]


CORRETTE, Michel, 1709-1795

[Method, flute] Méthode pour apprendre aisément à joüer de la flute traversiere. [British Library, London].
Hildesheim, 1975. 13 x 18 cm, 53 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1739 edition. Discussion of cadences, flattements, battements and agréments plus the technique of tonguing, fingering and transposition. Composition for fl, ob and clar given as one of the examples. Wrappers. $27 [item no.761]


[Method, flute] Méthode pour apprendre aisément à jouer de la flûte traversière. Paris (1740). With Introduction and Notes by Mirjam Nastasi.
Flute Library, 6. Buren, 1978. 8º, iii, 50 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1740 edition. Wrappers. $42 [item no.2157]


[Method, flute] Méthode pour apprendre aisément à jouer de la flûte traversière. Paris s.d.
Archivum Musicum: L’Art de la Flûte Traversière, 49. Florence, 1995. 21 x 30 cm, x, 54 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1735 edition. Preface in It by Marcello Castellani. Wrappers. $35 [item no.7209]


[Méthode raisonnée, flute] Méthode raisonnée pour apprendre aisément à jouer de la flûte traversière.
Geneva, 2/ 2000. 17 x 25 cm, 70 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1773 edition. $51 [item no.762]


[Method, keyboard, accomp.] Le maître de clavecin pour l’accompagnement.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/135. Bologna, 2/[1997]. 8º, 94 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1753 edition. Wrappers. $44 [item no.828]


[Method, keyboard, accomp.] Le maître de clavecin pour l’accompagnement. A Facsimile of the Paris, 1753 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/13. New York, 1976. 22 x 30 cm, i, 98 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1753 edition. This work was produced at various times with plates that were either corrected or added to. This edition attempts to present the “latest” state of Le maître. Laid paper, cloth. [item no.1782]


[Method, keyboard, accomp.] La maître de clavecin pour l’accompagnement. Méthode théorétique et pratique.
Hildesheim, 1975. vi, 90 pp. Line-cut reproduction of the Paris, 1753 edition. A tutor based on Campion’s octave rule and Rameau’s treatise on fundamental bass. $51 [item no.827]


[Method, keyboard] Les Amusements du Parnasse [Methode courte et facile pour apprendre à toucher la clavecin avec les plus jolis airs a la mode où les doigts sont chiffés pour les commençans]. Livre 1er. 1749. [Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris].
Collection FacsiMusic. Courlay, 2007. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, 34 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1749 edition. Wrappers. $18 [item no.8802]


[Method, singing] Le parfait maître à chanter. Méthode pour apprendre facilement la musique vocale et instrumentale [où tous les principes sont développés nettement et distinctement. Avec des leçons dans le goût nouveau à une et à deux parties].
Geneva, 1999. 4º, 62 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1758 edition. Deals with the rules of solfeggio, transposition, vocal ranges and instrumental tuning, melodic ornamentation and the way in which to “sing words”. Wrappers. $56 [item no.2765]


[Method, viol] Méthode pour apprendre facilement à jouer du pardessus de viole à 5 et à 6 cordes avec des leçons à I. et II. parties composée par Michel Corrette.
Geneva, 1983. 20 x 25 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the author’s, Boivin, & Leclerc edition, Paris, 1738. Method for the high treble viol with 5 strings or quinton. Discusses tuning, bowing, cadences, arpeggios, with preludes, sonatas and rondeaux. Wrappers. $40 [item no.1187]


COUPERIN, François, 1668-1733

[Method, keyboard] L’art de toucher le clavecin.
Geneva, 1986. 22 x 28 cm, 77 pp. Line-cut of the Couperin, Boivin, & Le Clerc edition, Paris, 1717. Deals with fingering, ornamentation, agréments and accompaniment. Develops a whole code of ethics for playing the instrument. With 8 preludes. Wrappers. $66 [item no.832]


[Method, keyboard] L’art de toucher le clavecin. A Facsimile of the Paris 1717 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/23. New York, 1969. 26 x 34 cm, 76 pp. Line-cut of another surviving print of the Paris, 1717 edition (this print is possibly earlier than no. 832, with slight differences in the addresses on the title page, a different “Privilege Général” and no “Prix des ouvrages”). Laid paper with handsome binding in cloth. [item no.1781]


[Method, keyboard] L’art de toucher le clavecin. Édition de 1717. Règles pour l’accompagnement (manuscrit). [Bibl. Nationale, Paris].
La Musique Française Classique de 1650 à 1800, 95. Courlay, 1996. 4º, 15, 82 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1717 edition, along with two manuscript versions of Règles pour l’accompagnement, one by an unidentified copyist, the other in the hand of Sébastien de Brossard. Introduction in Fr-Eng-Ger by Philippe Lescat. Wrappers. $50 [item no.7330]


COUSU, Antoine de, b.?-1658

La musique universelle contenant toute la pratique et toute la théorie.
Geneva, 2/ 1996. 4º, 208 pp. (Rpt. of Paris & Berlin, 1906 edition). Line-cut of the Paris, 1658 edition. One of the most important treatises of music written in France during the 17th c. Hardbound. $101 [item no.3263]


CUPIS, Jean-Baptiste, c.1711-1788

[Method, violoncello] Méthode nouvelle et raisonnée pour apprendre à jouer du violoncello. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/212. Bologna, 1974. Oblong, 31 x 22 cm, 45 pp. Line-cut of the 18th-c. edition. Cloth. $35 [item no.1192]


DANOVILLE, 17th c.

[Method, treble/bass viol] L’art de toucher le dessus et basse de violle.
Geneva, 1986. 13 x 21 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1687 edition. Wrappers. $30 [item no.1193]


DAUBE, Johann Friedrich, 1733-1797

General-Baß in drey Accorden, gegründet in den Regeln der alt- und neuen Autoren nebst einem hierauf gebaueten Unterricht.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 10. Michaelstein, 1985. Oblong, 27 x 16 cm, i, 82 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1756 edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.4214]


DELUSSE, Charles, c.1720-d.?

[Method, flute] L’art de la flûte traversière / [J.-M. Hotteterre:] Principes de la flûte traversière.
Geneva, 1973. 4º, 118 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1761 & 1721 editions. De Lusse’s treatise includes a collection of examples and tables. Wrappers. $86 [item no.778]


[Method, flute] L’art de la flûte traversière. Paris s.d.
Archivum Musicum: L’Art de la Flûte Traversière, 52. Florence, 1997. 17 x 24 cm, vii, 58 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1761 edition. Introduction in It by Marcello Castellani. Wrappers in decorative paper. $31 [item no.7591]


DEMANTIUS, Christoph, 1567-1643

Isagoge artis musicae, Norimberg 1607. [British Library, London].
Dictionarium musicum, 3. Buren, 1975. 14 x 21 cm, 86 pp. Line-cut of the Nürnberg, 1607 edition. Wrappers. $50 [item no.2113]


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]


DESCARTES, Réne, 1596-1650

Musicae compendium. A Facsimile of the 1650 Utrecht Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/87. New York, 1968. 17 x 24 cm, 58 pp. Line-cut of the Utrecht, 1650 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2634]


DIRUTA, Girolamo, c.1550-d.?

Il Transilvano. Part I e II.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/132. Bologna, 2/ 1997. 22 x 32 cm, vi, 139 pp. Line-cut of the Vincenti editions, Venice, 1593 & 1622. Believed to be the first thorough going method written for organists and cembalists. The author’s experience from studying with Merulo, Porta, and Zarlino, gave him great authority on contemporary Venetian keyboard technique. Introduction in It by Luisa Cervelli. Cloth. $82 [item no.842]


Il Transilvano (1593, 1609). A Facsimile Edition with Introduction by Edward J. Soehnlen and Murray C. Bradshaw. [Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. & Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Organologica, 44. Buren, 1983. 16 x 23 cm, 71, 176 pp. Line-cut, in reduced format, of the Venice, 1593 and Venice, 1609 editions. Cloth. $123 [item no.841]


DONI, Giovanni Battista, 1594-1647

De praestantia musicae veteris, libri tres.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/49. Bologna, 1970. 18 x 25 cm, 172 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1647 edition. Hardbound. $86 [item no.3731]


De praestantia musicae veteris libri tres [totidem dialogis comprehensi]. [Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel].
Hildesheim, 1986. 15 x 23 cm, 172 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1647 edition. Linen. $117 [item no.2543]


Lyra Barberina.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/151. Bologna, 1974. 22 x 32 cm, 2 vols: 858 pp. Line-cut of the Antonio Francesco Gori edition (Florence, 1763). Description of Doni’s newly invented instrument and history of the Greek lyre, kithara and similar instruments, the most ambitious history of these instruments ever written. Laid paper. Cloth, in 2 vols. $292 [item no.3732]


Palisca, Claude V. G.B. Doni’s Lyra Barberina. Commentary and Iconographical Study; Facsimile Edition with Critical Notes.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/151b. Bologna, 2/ 1981. 17 x 25 cm, viii, 194 pp. Critical commentary to Lyra Barberina, with numerous plates and a facsimile of the chapters specifically on the “lyra Barberina”. Cloth. $93 [item no.3733]


Palisca, Claude V. G.B. Doni’s Lyra Barberina. Commentary and Iconographical Study; Facsimile Edition with Critical Notes.
Miscellanee Saggi Convegni, 18. Bologna, 1981. 17 x 25 cm, viii, 194 pp. (Identical to above, but with wrappers). $52 [item no.4000]


DOUWES, Klaas, 1668-d.?

Grondig ondersoek van de Toonen der Musijk. With an Introduction by Peter Williams.
Early Music Theory in the Low Countries, 2. Buren, 1971. 11 x 16 cm, xxviii, 132 pp. Line-cut of the Franeker edition. An impressive book, providing instruction in the modes, builders dimensions for organ pipes, and practical insights into temperament. Wrappers. $50 [item no.3579]


DUBOS, Abbé Jean Baptiste, 1670-1742

Réflexions critiques sur la poësie et sur la peinture, I-III.
Geneva, 1967. 23 x 30 cm, 398 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1770 edition, reproduced 4 original pages per page. Hardbound. $265 [item no.4654]


DUMANOIR, Guillaume, 1615-1697

Le mariage de la musique avec la dance.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/106. Bologna, 1985. 16 x 22 cm, 131 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1664 edition. Laid paper. Cloth. $48 [item no.3734]


DUPUITS DES BRICETTES, Jean-Bapiste, 18th c.

[Method, hurdy gurdy] Principes pour toucher de la viele / [J.F. Boüin:] La vielleuse habile ou nouvelle méthode courte, très facile et très sure pour apprendre à jouer de la vielle.
Geneva, 1986. 4º, 108 pp. Line-cut of the authors’ edition, Paris, c.1761, 1741. 2 complementary tutors for the hurdy gurdy. Discusses fingering, cadences, the coup de poignet, choice of bowings, etc. Sonatas and other pieces. Wrappers. $66 [item no.1174]


DUVAL, Pierre, 18th c.

[Method, singing] Méthode agréable et utile pour apprendre facilement à chanter juste avec goût et précision. On y a joint table alphabétique de tous les mots en usage dans la musique, définis et expliqués succinctement, mais avec clarté.
Geneva, 1972. 2º, 116 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1775 edition. Draws on 283 examples from operas by Rameau, Philidor, Monsigny, Grétry, Gluck, etc. Hardbound. $182 [item no.3267]


EISENHUT, Thomas, 1644-1702

Musicalisches Fundament. Ex Ducali Typographia Campidonensi 1682. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 6. Stuttgart, 2007. 18 x 23 cm, 73 pp. Line-cut of the Kempten, 1682. Theoretical work, organized in two parts, addressed to the music education of young boys; deals with notation, the church modes, simple vocal exercises, and exercises in solmization. Hardbound, with marbled paper boards. $45 [item no.8905]


EITNER, Robert, 1832-1905

Bibliographie der Musik-Sammelwerke des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts. Zusammen mit F.X. Haberl, A. Lagerberg und C.F. Pohl bearbeitet und herausgegeben.
Hildesheim, 2/ 1972. 8º, 973 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1877 edition. One of the major bibliographic tools for historical research in music. Linen. $237 [item no.4665]


Publikation älterer praktischer und theoretischer Musik-Werke. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung.
New York, 1966. 4º & 8º, Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1873-1905 edition. 29 vols in 27. Cloth. (n.b. Complete sets of this edition are no longer available; please inquire for individual volumes) [item no.4667]


ELMENHORST, Hinrich, 1632-1704

Dramatologia antiquo-hodierna: Das ist Bericht von denen Oper-Spielen; darinn gewiesen wird, was sie bey d. Heyden gewiesen wird.
Leipzig, 1977. 15 x 20 cm, 198 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1688 edition. Linen. $31 [item no.4132]


EULER, Leonhard, 1707-1783

Tentamen novae theoriae musicae. A Facsimile of the 1739 St. Petersburg Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/90. New York, 1968. 22 x 30 cm, 284 pp. Line-cut of the St. Petersburg, 1739 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2635]


FANTINI, Girolamo, fl.1630-1640

[Method, trumpet] Modo per imparare a sonare di tromba. Tanto di guerra quanto musicalmente in organo, con tromba sordina, col cimbalo, e ogn’altro istrumento (Frankfort, 1638). Facsimile Edition with a Complete English Translation and Critical Commentary by Edward H. Tarr.
Vuarmarens, 2/ 2009. 26 x 36 cm, 87, 7 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt (Florence?), 1638 edition. A seminal work in the history of the trumpet. Fantini was the first to introduce a new style of playing which made it possible for the trumpet to be accepted into art music. Wrappers. $75 [item no.9126]


[Method, trumpet] Modo per imparare a sonare di tromba. Tanto di guerra quanto musicalmente in organo, con tromba sordina, col cimbalo, e ogn’altro istrumento.
Performers’ Facsimile, 211. New York [2002] 24 x 33 cm, 87 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt [Florence?], 1638 edition. Wrappers. $25 [item no.8153]


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]


FEUILLET, Raoul-Auger, 1659-1710

Chorégraphie ou l’art de décrire la dance.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/105. Bologna, 2/ 1983. 17 x 25 cm, 113 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1701 edition. Describes Feuillet’s principles of notation in detail. Much of the text is engraved, with hundreds of examples of various steps and patterns. Considered the origin of dance notation as we know it today. Feuillet’s methods immediately became popular and remained in use for nearly a hundred years until modified by Malpied at the end of the 18th c. Cloth. $54 [item no.2466]


Choregraphie ou l’art de de’crire la dance. A Facsimile of the 1700 Paris Edition; Recueil de dances compose’es par M. Feuillet. A Facsimile of the 1700 Paris Edition; Recueil de danses compose’es par M. Pécour. A Facsimile of the 1700 Paris Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/130. New York, 1968. 21 x 29 cm, 114 & 85 & 73 pp. Line-cut of three treatises. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.1646]


Chorégraphie ou l’art de décrire la dance.
Hildesheim, 1979. 8º, 120 pp. Line-cut of the 1700 edition. Linen. $75 [item no.2534]


For the Further Improvement of Dancing, London 1710. Translated by John Essex.
Farnborough, 1970. 14 x 21 cm, 92 pp. Line-cut. Paperback. $28 [item no.3222]


Recueil de contredances. A Facsimile of the 1706 Paris Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/135. New York, 1968. 13 x 20 cm, 224 pp. Line-cut. A collection of 32 dances presented here in a simpler form for ballroom purposes, of the method of annotation introduced in Chorégraphie. Laid paper. Handsome binding in cloth. [item no.1780]


FIORONI, Gianandrea, 1716-1778

[Regole per il contraponto], in Ottavio Beretta: Una nuova fonte della trattatistica musicale settecentesca : Le Regole per il contraponto del Signor Fioroni Maestro di Capela de Milano.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 8-9. Lucca, 2010. 8°, xxii, 76, 57 pp. Recently rediscovered manuscript—the only theoretical work of Fiorini, a pupil of Leonardo Leo)—reproduced in facsimile with modern transcription and notes. Wrappers. $68 [item no.9216]


FISCHER, Johann Christian, 1733-1800

[Method, oboe] New and Complete Instructions for the Oboe or Hoboy. Complete Facsimile Edition of the Copy from the Library of Congress. Preface: Peter Hedrick.
Historical Oboe Tutor Series, II. Columbus, 1987. Oblong, 28 x 21 cm, ix, 38 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $23 [item no.3114]


FOUCQUET, Pierre-Claude, 1694-1772

[Pieces, harpsichord, op.1] Les caractères de la paix. Pièces de clavecin. Œuvre Per - 1752. [Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris].
Collection FacsiMusic. Courlay, 2007. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, 17 pp. Line-cut of Paris, [1752] edition. An eight-movement piece (two movements with violin and one with viol & violin accompaniment), preceded by a method. Wrappers. $15 [item no.8804]


FREILLON-PONCEIN, Jean-Pierre, 17th c.

[Method, oboe, recorder, & flageolet] La véritable manière d’apprendre à jouer en perfection du hautbois, de la flûte et du flageolet / [A. Van der Hagen:] Méthode nouvelle et raisonnée pour le hautbois en deux parties.
Geneva, 1974. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, 145 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1700 & c.1792 edition. Two complementary treatises on wind instruments. Wrappers. $51 [item no.3275]


FUX, Johann Joseph, c.1660-1741

[Gradus ad Parnassum, Latin ed.] Gradus ad Parnassum. Vorgelegt von Alfred Mann.
Sämtliche Werke, VII/1. Graz, 1967. 26 x 32 cm, xxxiii, 288 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, 1725 edition in the original folio format. Includes hundreds of music examples. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Wrappers. $196 [item no.2044]


[Gradus ad Parnassum, Latin ed.] Gradus ad Parnassum. A Facsimile of the 1725 Vienna Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/24. New York, 1966. 23 x 33 cm, 288 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, 1725 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.1783]


[Gradus ad Parnassum, Italian ed.] Salita al Parnasso, osia, guida alla regolare composizione delle musica. Con nuove, e certo metodo non per anche in ordine sì estatto.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/46. Bologna, 1972. 22 x 31 cm, 250 pp. Line-cut of the Carpi, 1761 edition. Translated into Italian by Manfredini. Includes hundreds of music examples. Laid paper. Cloth. $87 [item no.2471]


Köchel, Ludwig Ritter von. Johann Josef Fux. Hofcompositor und Hofkapellmeister der Kaiser Leopold I, Josef I. und Karl VI von 1698 bis 1740. Nach urkundlichen Forschungen, mit einem Bildnisse und zwei Facsimile.
Hildesheim, 1988. 8º, 787 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, 1872. $150 [item no.5673]


GALILEI, Vincenzo, 1520-1591

Dialogo della musica antica et della moderna. A Facsimile of the 1581 Florence Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/20. New York, 1967. 23 x 35 cm, 162 pp. Line-cut of the Florence, 1581 edition. In Italian lute tablature and mensural notation. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2591]


Fronimo. Dialogo sopra l’arte del bene intavolare et rettamento sonare. [Musikbibliothek der Stadt Leipzig].
Leipzig, 1978. 22 x 31 cm, 188 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1584 edition. Handsome binding in linen and vellum paper. $88 [item no.2704]


GALLINI, Giovanni-Andrea, 1728-1805

A Treatise on the Art of Dancing.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/48. New York, 1967. 8º, Line-cut of the London, 1772 edition. Contains substantial chapters on the minuet, on dances in various parts of the world (including America), and on pantomimes. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2648]


GANDO, Nicolas, b.?-1767

Gando, Nicolas & Pierre-François. Observations sur le traité historique et critique de M. Fournier / [P.-S. Fournier:] Traité historique et critique sur l’origine et les progrès des caractères de fonte l’impression de la musique; Response à un mémoire publié en 1766 par MM. Gando.
Archives de l’Édition Musicale Française, IX. Geneva, 1972. 15 x 22 cm, 96 pp. Line-cut of the Paris & Bern, 1766 & 1765 editions. Wrappers. $61 [item no.3337]


GASPARINI, Francesco, 1668-1727

L’armonico pratico al cimbalo.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/14. New York, 1967. Line-cut of the Venice, 1708 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. $48 [item no.2621]


GAULTIER, Denis, c.1597-1672

Livre de tablature des pièces de luth sur plusieurs diferents modes, avec quelques reigles qu’il faut observer pour le bien toucher. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 279. New York, [2009]. Oblong, 21 x 14 cm, 88 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, c.1680 edition. One of the main sources of the music by “Gaultier de Paris”, in French tablature, together with pieces by “Vieux Gaultier”. Begins with a short set of instructions. Wrappers. $25 [item no.9095]


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]


[method, violin, op.9] The Art of Playing on the Violin. Opera IX. [private collection].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 238. New York, [2001]. 4º, 63 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1751 edition. Wrappers. $25 [item no.7928]


GERLE, Hans, c.1500-1570

Musica teusch, auf die Instrument [der grossen unnd kleinen Geygen, auch Lautten]. Nürnberg, H. Formscheider 1532. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 10. Stuttgart, 2012. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, 128 pp. Line-cut of the 1532 edition. Gerle introduces students to the rudiments of playing the renaissance lute, the viol and rebec, including the way they were tuned, held, and played. Musicologists have called it the first viol tutor. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $45 [item no.9290]


GERVAIS, Laurent, fl.1725-1745

[Method, keyboard, accomp.] Méthode pour l’accompagnement du clavecin, qui peut servir d’introduction à la composition, & apprendre à bien chiffrer les basses.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/142. Bologna, 1974. 23 x 32 cm, 33 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1734 edition. Cloth. $44 [item no.860]


[Method, keyboard, accomp.] Méthode pour l’accompagnement du clavecin, qui peut servir d’introduction à la composition, et apprendre à bien chiffrer les basses.
Geneva, 1995. 21 x 30 cm, 33 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1733 edition. Wrappers. $40 [item no.2766]


GESSI, Berlingiero, 17th c.

Il giuoco de’ Cavalieri. Discorso sopra le Giostre ed i Tornei (1670).
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 103 (= Studi e Testi Bolognesi, 3). Bologna, 1977. 16 x 21 cm, 63 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1670 edition. Wrappers. $25 [item no.4049]


GÖRLITZ, Johann Friderich, 16-17th c.

Fugarum libellus [liebliche Fugen und geistlich Lieder allen kunstliebenden Musicus zu gefallen auff mancherley Art, mit drey, vier, fünff, und mehr Stimmen]. Frankfurt/Oder, F. Hartmann 1601. [Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 42. Stuttgart, 2003. 19 x 25cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt an der Oder, 1601 edition. Wrappers. $15 [item no.8363]


GOUDAR, Ange, 1720-1791

Le brigandage de la musique italienne.
New York, 1978. 12 x 18 cm, 165 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1777 edition. Cloth. $41 [item no.3500]


Le brigandage de la musique italienne.
Geneva, 2/ 2000. 13 x 21 cm, 165 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1777 edition. Hardbound. $61 [item no.3280]


GRAAF, Christiaan Ernst, c.1726-d.?

Proeve over de natuur der Harmonie in de General Bas, benevens een Onderricht eener korte en regelmaatige Becyffering.
Amsterdam, 1970. 46 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1782 edition. [item no.3028]


GRANDVAL, Nicolas Racot de, 1676-1753

Essai sur le bon goust en musique.
Geneva, 1992. 11 x 15 cm, 82 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1732 edition. Delightful little essay on bad and good taste in music, its rules and components. Wrappers. $40 [item no.4380]


GRASSINEAU, James, c.1715-1767

A Musical Dictionary. A Facsimile of the 1740 London Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/40. New York, 1966. 15 x 22 cm, vi, 358 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1740 edition. The first important dictionary of music in English, largely based on Brossard’s Dictionnaire de musique, but with some additions. Laid paper, cloth. [item no.2642]


GROSSATESTA, Gaetano, c.1720-c.1774

Balletti in occasione delle felicissime Nozze di Sua Eccellenza La Signora Loredana Duodo con Sua eccellenza il Signor Antonio Grimani composti da Gaetano Grossatesta Maestro di Ballo in Venezia e dallo stesso Presentati all’Eccellentissimo Sposo. A cura di / Edited by: Gloria Giordano. Traduzione /Translation: Ken Hurry. Traduzioni delle fonti coreografiche del XVIII secolo / Translation from Eighteenth-Century Dance Sources by Angene Feves.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 21. Lucca, [2005]. 8°, 127, 26 pp + audio CD. Beautiful color facsimile of a recently rediscovered ms with dance choreography. Written for the 1726 Duodo-Grimanni marriage the work is the only extant Italian choreography based on French dance composition and style and written in Beauchamps-Feuillet notation. Historical commentary, and biographical introduction in It-Eng. Includes Grossatesta’s complete work list. Wrappers. $53 (more info... ) [item no.8553]


GUGL, Matthäus, c.1683-1721

Fundamenta partiturae. Kurtzer und gründlicher Unterricht, den General-Bass, oder Partitur, nach denen Reglen richt und wohl schlagen zu lernen. [Stadtbibl., Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 25. Stuttgart, 2002. Oblong, 22 x 18 cm, 52 + 52 pp. Line-cut of the Augsburg & Innsbruck, 1757 edition, and the Augsburg, 1777 edition. Hardbound. $38 [item no.8080]


GUMPELZHAIMER, Adam, 1559-1625

Compendium musicae. [Schermar-Bibliothek, Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Schermar-Bibliothek Ulm, 23. Stuttgart, 1997. 17 x 20 cm, 163 pp. Line-cut of the Valentin Schoenig edition, Augsburg, 1611. Extremely popular textbook on the rudiments of music which was issued in 13 editions over a period of 90 years. Written for the author’s students at St. Anna’s in Augsburg, it is largely based on Heinrich Faber’s Compendium musicae, but with parallel texts in Latin and German and a greatly expanded musical section. Hardbound. $51 [item no.7440]


HANDEL, George Frideric, 1685-1759

Burney, Charles. Nachricht von Georg Friedrich Händels Lebensumständen und der ihm zu London im Mai und Jun. 1784 angestellten Gedächnissfeyer. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg.
Leipzig, 1965. 20 x 25 cm, 180, ii pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1785 edition. Afterword in Ger by Walther Siegmund-Schultze. Linen. $52 [item no.3254]


HARTUNG, Phillip Christoph, 18th c.

Musicus theoretico-practicus [bey welchem anzutreffen I. Die demonstrativische Theoria Musica auf ihre wahre Principia gebauet. . . II. Die methodische Clavier-Anweisung mit Regeln und Exemplen]. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Isolde Ahlgrimm und Bernhard Billeter.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1977. 18 x 21 cm, 143, XV pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg, 1749 edition. Combines in one a general treatise on music with instructions for the harpsichord. The first part, in its seriousness and systematic approach to the material is almost unprecedented for it time, while the second part may be considered the first German harpsichord instruction in the modern sense. Linen. $55 [item no.2832]


HAVINGHA, Gerhardus, 1696-1753

Oorspronk en Voortgang der Orgelen, met de Voortreffelykheit van Alkmaars groote Orgel (Alkmaar, 1727). . . Facsimile-uitgave verzorgd en van inleiting voorzien door Arend Jan Gierveld.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 13. Buren, 1985. 10 x 18 cm, 105, 230 +28 +38 pp. Line-cut of the Alkmaar, 1727 edition. The first Dutch publication on organ building and organ history. Together with a facsimile of Jacob Wognum’s Verdediging tegen de lasterende Voorreden over de Oorspronk en Voortgang der Orgelen and AE.E. Veldcamps’ Onderrichtinge wegens eeinge Perioden tegens hem Uitgegeven in het Boek, genaamt Oorsponk en Voortgang der Orgelen. Linen (also available in wrappers). $108 [item no.3474]


HAWKINS, John, 1719-1789

A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, London 1776. A New Edition with the Author’s Posthumous Notes, London 1875. Herausgegeben und mit Registern versehen von Othmar Wessely.
Die Großen Darstellungen der Musikgeschichte in Barock und Aufklärung, 5. Graz, 1969. 19 x 27 cm, 2 vols: xli, 1502, ccx pp. Line-cut of the London, 1776 edition, with a reprint of the author’s notes from 1875. Appeared the same year as Burney’s A General History of Music. Hawkins’ work contains extensive translations of excerpts from early theoretical works. Linen, in 2 vols. $106 [item no.2933]


A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. With a New Introduction by Charles Cudworth.
New York, 1963. 19 x 27 cm, 2 vols: vii, 980 pp. Line-cut of the Novello edition, London, 1852. A major pioneering work, considered the earliest history (along with Burney’s “History”) of music published in England. Though Burney was a clear rival, the two men provide a complementary treatment of music criticism of the time. Clothbound. $95 [item no.8607]


HEINICHEN, Johann David, 1683-1729

Neu erfundene und Gründliche Anweisung zu vollkommener Erlesung des General-Basses.
Documenta Musicologica, I/40. Kassel, 1999. 8º, Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1711 edition. Introduction in Ger-Eng-Fr. Hardbound. $70 [item no.7874]


Der Generalbaß in der Komposition.
Hildesheim, 2/ 1994. 8º, 960 pp. Line-cut of the Dresden, 1728 edition. Rich source of information on thorough-bass practice, skillfully written and organized. Deals with many complex issues confronting musicians in the performance and interpretation of Baroque music, including meters,embellishments, dissonance, recitative and the use of the figured bass. Linen. $267 [item no.2551]


HESS, Joachim, 1730-1810

Dispositien der merkwaardigste Kerk-orgelen, welken in de zeven Vereenigde Provincien / Brief aan den Heer Joachim Hess, ten geleide van eene naauwkeurige Beschrijving van het nieuwe en uitmuntende Orgel in de St. Stephanus of Grote Kerk binnen Nijmegen. Introduction and Notes by A.J. Gierveld.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 11. Buren, 1982. 8º, 310 pp. Line-cut of the Gouda, 1774 and Nijmegen, 1782 editions. Cloth. (also available in wrappers). $81 [item no.3552]


Luister van het orgel, of naauwkeurige aanwijzinge, hoe men door eene gepaste registreering en geschikte bespeeling.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 10. Buren, 1976. 8º, 40, xii, 78 pp. Line-cut of the Gouda, 1772 edition. Wrappers. $37 [item no.3551]


HILLER, Johann Adam, 1728-1804

Allgemeines Choral-Melodienbuch [für Kirchen und Schulen, auch zum Privatgebrauche in vier Stimmen gesetzt: zur Bequemlichkeit der Orgel- und Clavierspieler auf zwo Linien zusammengezogen]. [Private collection].
Hildesheim, 1978. Olblong, 27 x 19 cm, 209 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, n.d. edition. Linen. $60 [item no.3874]


Lebensbeschreibungen berühmter Musikgelehren und Tonkünstler neuerer Zeit.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1979. 12 x 21 cm, 322, xx pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1784 edition. Linen. $78 [item no.2834]


HOLDER, William, 1616-1697

Treatise of the Natural Grounds and Principals of Harmony. A Facsimile of the 1694 London Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/32. New York, 1967. 12 x 20 cm, 211 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1694 edition. Laid paper with handsome binding in white linen. [item no.2638]


HOTTETERRE, Jacques Martin, 1674-1763

[L’art de préluder, flute/recorder/oboe] L’art de préluder sur la flûte traversière, sur la flûte à bec, sur le hautbois et autres instruments de dessus. Œuvre VIIe.
Geneva, 1978. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, 67 pp. Line-cut of the edition published by the composer and Boivin, Paris, 1719. Concerns the “improvised” or “true” prelude, its forms, cadences and transpositions. Wrappers. $45 [item no.775]


[L’art de préluder, flute/recorder/oboe] L’art de préluder sur la flûte traversière sur la flûte à bec, sur le hautbois et autres instrumens de dessus pour les flûtes traversières, flûtes a bec, haubois, & muzettes, œuvres VIII.
Archivum Musicum: L’Art de la Flûte Traversière, 55. Florence, 1999. Oblong, 29 x 21 cm, ix, 67 pp. Line-cut of the Paris 1719 edition. Preface in It by Marcello Castelliani. Wrappers in decorative paper. $37 [item no.7775]


[Method, flute, recorder, oboe] Principes de la flûte traversière de la flûte à bec et du haut-bois. Paris 1707.
Archivum Musicum: L’Art de la Flûte Traversière, 53. Florence, 1998. 21 x 30 cm, ii, 57 pp. Line-cut of the Paris 1707 Paris edition. Preface in It by Marcello Castellani. Wrappers. $35 [item no.7685]


[Method, flute, recorder, oboe] Principes de la flûte traversière ou flute d’allemagne, de la flûte à bec ou flûte douce, et du haut-bois par le Sieur Hotteterre-le Romain. Deutsche Übertragung von Hans Joachim Hellwig.
Documenta Musicologica, I/34. Kassel, 2/ 1965. 12 x 19 cm, 51, 48 & 5 foldouts pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1710 edition, together with a complete translation and afterword in German. Wrappers. $31 [item no.777]


[Method, flute, recorder, oboe] Principes de la flûte traversière / [Charles de Lusse:] L’art de la flûte traversière.
Geneva, 1973. 18 x 25 cm, 110 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1721 & 1761 editions. Hardbound. $86 [item no.778]


[Method, flute, recorder, oboe] Principes de la flûte. Reprint der Amsterdamer Ausgabe von 1728. Mit deutscher Übersetzung von Hans Joachim Hellwig und einer Einleitung von Vera Funk.
Kassel, 1998. 12 x 19 cm, xii, 55, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1728 edition, together with a complete translation and afterword in German. Wrappers. $16 [item no.8322]


HUBERTY, Anton, c.1722-1791

[Method, viola d’amore] Neu Method-Messige Viol d’amore Stüke. Wien. Mit einem Kommentar und Inhaltsverzeichnis von Marianne Rônez. [Sibley Library, Rochester, NY].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 56. Stuttgart, 2008. Oblong, 25 x 18 cm, 3 vols, 220, 23 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, c.1790 edition, based on the unique copy preserved in the Sibley Library. This rare and fascinating publication, by a professional double bass player and publisher, offers a treatise on the viola d’amore, together with a rich collection of music: genre pieces (short dances or character pieces), 9 sonatas, 1 duo, pieces with bc accompaniment, pieces with voice. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound in decorative paper, with handsome slipcase. $175 [item no.8953]


HÜLPHERS, Abraham Abrahamsson, 1734-1798

Historisk Afhandling om Musik och Instrumenter särdeles om Orgwerks. . . With an English Introduction by Thorild Lindgren and a Note on the Organs by Peter Williams. [Musikhistoriska museet, Stockholm].
Bibliotheca Organologica, 35. Buren, 1971. 11 x 19 cm, 28, 353, plus 4 foldouts pp. Line-cut of the Westerås, 1773 edition. Cloth. $66 [item no.3561]


HUYGENS, Christiaan, 1629-1695

Le cycle harmonique (Rotterdam 1691); Novus cyclus harmonicus (Leiden 1724), with Dutch and English Translations Edited by Rudolf Rasch.
Tuning and Temperment Library, 6. Buren, 1986. 15 x 21 cm, 184, with 34 pp. Line-cut. Includes comprehensive biography of Huygens and commentary on his theoretical contributions. Cloth. $71 [item no.2125]


IVANOVICH, Cristoforo, 1628-1688

Memorie teatrali di Venezia. Contengono diversi trattenimenti piacevoli della città, l’introduzione de’ teatri, il titolo di tutti i drami rappresentati, col nome degli autori di poesia, e di musica sino questo anno 1687. A cura di Norbert Dubowy.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 27. Lucca, 1993. 12 x 17 cm, lxvi, 92, ii pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1688 edition. Lively account of the origins and development of melodrama in Venetian public theaters. Introduction in It-Eng, bibliography & index. Cloth. $35 [item no.4333]


JANOVKA, Tomas, 1669-1741

Clavis ad thesaurum magnae artis musicae. . . Prag 1701. [Bibliothèque Royale Albert II, Brussel].
Dictionarium Musicum, 2. Buren, 1973. 15 x 23 cm, 343 pp. Line-cut of the Prag, 1701 edition. Along with Brossard’s Dictionnaire de musique one of the first modern dictionaries of musical terms. Wrappers. $66 [item no.2115]


JAYME, Ernest August, 18th c.

Recüeil de contre dance mises en chorégraphie. [Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Cod. Guelf. 244 Blank.].
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 29. Michaelstein, 1991. Oblong & upright, 21 x 15 cm, 2 vols, ii, 178 pp. Line-cut of the 1717 ms. Jayme was dancing master to Herzog Ludwig Rudolf. Contains explanations of dance and dance notation and offers 119 titled dances with 102 melodies. Important witness to the cultivation of dance at the German court. Wrappers, in 2 volumes. $25 [item no.4225]


KAPSBERGER, Johann Hieronymus, c.1575-c.1640

[Arias, voice, bc, book 1-2; Motets, voice, bc, book 1] Libro primo di arie passeggiate a una voce con l’intavolatura del chitarone, Roma 1612; Libro primo di motetti passeggiati a una voce, Roma 1612; Libro secondo d’arie a una e più voci, Roma 1623.
Archivum Musicum: Strumentalismo Italiano, 32. Florence, 1980. 24 x 34 cm, 3 booklets, v, 80 pp. Halftone and line-cut. Over 60 monodies among the 3 publications, the first and third from engraved plates, the second in movable type. Italian lute tablature occurs only the arias of book I, otherwise staff notation has been employed. Introduction in It by Orlando Cristoforetti. Wrappers and slip cover in decorative paper. $49 [item no.1269]


KELLNER, David, 1640-1748

Treulicher Unterricht im General-Baß. [Zum Nutzen nicht allein derer, so sich im General=Baß üben, sondern auch aller andern Instrumentisten und Vocalisten. Mit einer Vorrede von Georg Philipp Telemann]. [Hessische Landes- & Hochschulbibliothek, Darmstadt].
Hildesheim, 1979. 18 x 24 cm, 113 pp. Line-cut of the 2nd edition, Hamburg, 1737. Linen. $37 [item no.2550]


Treulicher Unterricht im General-Baß. 2. Auflage, Hamburg 1737 mit einer Vorrede von Georg Philiipp Telemann. Kommentar von Wolf Hobohm.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 8. Michaelstein, 1985. Oblong, 26 x 16 cm, ii, 58, vii pp. Halftone of the 2nd edition, Hamburg, 1737. Wrappers. $24 [item no.4212]


Treulicher Unterricht im General-Baß, worinne alle Weitläuffigkeit vermeiden, und dennoch gantz deutlich und umständlich allerhand sothane neuerfundene Vortheile an die Hand gegeben werden.
Dokumente früher Musik und Musikliteratur im Faksimile. Laaber, 1980. 8º, c.106 pp. Line-cut of the third edition, Hamburg 1743. Wrappers. $40 [item no.2920]


KINNINGER, Josef Franz, c.18th c.

Cythara David [excitans, Das ist: Kürzlich doch besser gegründete Erweckung unter der Leitter von einen vollkommenen Unterricht zur edlen Choral-Music traumenden Jacob, genaue Reglen untersucht, und mit Fundamenten unterstüzt, zum bessten der in erwhneter Choral-Music sich exerirend - auch die Passiv-Instruction angehende Jungen, allen Fählern vorzubiegen, heraus gegeben]. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 18. Stuttgart, 2011. Oblong, 25 x 17 cm, 90 pp. Line-cut of the Linz, 1745 edition. A little known treatise on choral music. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $46 [item no.9254]


KIRCHER, Athanasius, 1602-1680

Mursurgia universalis. Zwei Teile in einem Band. Mit einem Vorwort, Personen-, Orts-, und Sachregister von Ulf Scharlau. [Niedersächische Landesbibl., Hannover].
Hildesheim, 4/ 2006. 20 x 27 cm, 2 vols, xxxii, 1413 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1650 edition. Linen. $429 [item no.2556]


Phonurgia nova.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/44. New York, 1966. 4º, 257 pp. Line-cut of the Kempten, 1673 edition. Extensive treatment of the properties of sound as they relate to architecture and to musical instruments. Laid paper, cloth bound. [item no.2645]


KIRNBERGER, Johann Philipp, 1721-1783

Grundsätze des Generalbasses als erste Linien zur Composition; Im Anhang: Gedanken über die verschiedenen Lehrarten in der Komposition, als Vorbereitung zur Fugenkenntniß. [Bayerische Staatsbibl., Munich].
Hildesheim, 3/ 1999. 8º, 134 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1781 edition. Linen. $53 [item no.2547]


Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik (aus sicheren Grundsätzen hergeleitet und mit deutlichen Beyspielen erläutert).
Hildesheim, 2/2010. 8º, 823 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin & Königsberg, 1776-79 edition. Linen. $277 [item no.2548]


KNOCK, Nicolaas Arnoldi, 1759-1794

Dispositien der merkwaardigste Kerk-Orgelen welken in de Provincie Friesland, Groningen en Elders aangetroffen worden.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 24. Buren, 1972. 8º, 83, xxx pp. Line-cut of the Groningen, 1788 edition. Afterword by Herman S.J. Zandt. Wrappers. $37 [item no.3557]


LA BORDE, Jean Benjamin de, 1734-1794

Le clavessin électrique; avec une novelle théorie du méchanisme et des phénomènes de l’électricité.
Geneva, 1997. 12 x 17 cm, 179 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1761 edition. Description of a harpsichord activated by a dead load and which must have produced a tremolo effect similar to an organ. Wrappers. $56 [item no.7095]


LACASSAGNE, Joseph, 1720?-d.?

Traité général des élémens du chant.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/27. New York, 1967. 16 x 23 cm, 188 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1766 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2615]


LACROIX, Phérotée de, 17-18th c.

L’art de la poésie françoise et latine avec une idée de la musique sous une nouvelle méthode.
Geneva, 1973. 8º, 710 pp. Line-cut of the Lyon, 1694 edition. Cloth. $195 [item no.2827]


LAMBRANZI, Gregorio, 18th c.

New and Curious School of Theatrical Dancing. With and the Original Plates by Johann Georg Puschner. Translated from the German by Derra de Moroda. Edited with a Preface by Cyril W. Beaumont.
Brooklyn, 1966. 14 x 20 cm, xxxiii, 103 pp. Line-cut of the Johann Jacob Wolrab edition, Nuremberg 1716. One of the rarest works on dancing, with magnificent scenes of theatrical and ballet dancing on each page, accompanied by one to three lines of music at the top and a description of the scene at the bottom. Engraved throughout by Johann Georg Puschner from his own designs. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3224]


LAMPE, John Frederick, 1703-1751

[Method, thoroughbass] A Plain and Compendious Method of Teaching Thorough Bass. A Facsimile of the 1737 London Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/29. New York, 1969. 22 x 30 cm, 232 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1737 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2636]


[Method, thoroughbass] A Plain and Compendious Method of Teaching Thorough Bass. A Facsimile of the 1737 London Edition.
New Dehli, 2016. 15 x 22 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1737 edition. Softcover. $30 [item no.9504]


LA PORTE, Claude de, 1719-1779

[Method, keyboard, accomp.] Traité théorique et pratique de l’accompagnement du clavecin avec l’art de transposer dans tous les tons et sur tous les instruments / [Dubugrarre:] Méthode plus courte det plus facile que l’ancienne pour l’accompagnement du clavecin dediée aux Dames.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 120 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1753 & 1754 editions. Wrappers. $56 [item no.2753]


LA ROUSSELIÈRE, Jean Baptiste Charles de, 17th c.

[Method, keyboard] Traitté des languettes impérialles pour la perfection du clavecin. Ouvrage dont la connaissance est très utile tant aux françois qu’aux estrangers qui sont amateurs de la simphonie, en ce qui regarde le clavecin ou épinettes, non seulement aux maistres qui enseignent à toucher ces nobles instruments de musique, mais encores à ceux qui l’apprennent.
Geneva, 2/ 1996. 11 x 15 cm, 188 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1679 edition. General observations on the manufacture and the art of playing the harpsichord, followed by a survey of the defects of ordinary-tongued jacks. Definition of the different sorts of “imperial” tongues and practical advice for the care of harpsichords and spinets. Wrappers. $45 [item no.877]


LAZZARINI, Sebastiano, 17th c.

Sacra melodia d’oratorii musicali. A cura di Arnaldo Morelli.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 18. Lucca, 1993. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, xvii, 205 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1678 edition. 10 oratorio libretti characteristic of the poetic and dramatic style in vogue in Rome in the 1670s. These texts were set to music by Pasquini, Celani, Foggia, Lucca, & Foligno. Introduction, bibliography & index. Wrappers. $34 [item no.3803]


LEBLOND, Gaspard Michel, 18th c.

Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire, in Querelle des Gluckistes et des Piccinnistes. Texte des pamphlets avec introduction, commentaires et index de François Lesure.
Geneva, 1984. 8º, 2 vols, c.1140 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, Lausanne, Geneva, Berlin, Amsterdam & London editions. Contains Abbé Leblond’s work, plus a volume comprising 12 pamphets and lampoons which appeared between 1774 and 1779 and which complete the preceding work. Wrappers, in 2 vols. $242 [item no.3319]


LE CERF DE LA VIÉVILLE, Jean Laurent, 1674-1707

Comparaison de la musique italienne et de la musique françoise. Index, compiled and Annotated by Carl B. Schmidt.
Geneva, 1993. Oblong, 8º, 74 pp. Indispensable tool for locating personal names, cities & places as cited in Le Cerf’s book. Wrappers. $76 [item no.4894]


LE CERF DE LA VIÉVILLE, Jean Laurent de, 1674-1707

Comparaison de la musique italienne et de la françoise / [Pierre Bourdelot & Pierre Bonnet:] Histoire de la musique et de ses effets, depuis son origine jusqu’à présent.
Die Großen Darstellungen der Musikgeschichte in Barock und Aufklärung, 2. Graz, 1966. 8º, c.1200 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam,1704-1706 and 1725 editions. 4 vols in 2. Linen. $95 (more info... ) [item no.2930]


LEDERER, Joseph, 1733-1796

Neue und erleichterte Art zu Solmisiren. [Stadtbibl., Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 26. Stuttgart, 2001. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 64 pp. Line-cut of the G. Groschopff edition, Ulm, 1763. The second edition to Neue und erbaulich Art zu solmisiren (1756), and product of Lederer’s teaching activities in the Augustinian seminary “Zu den Wengen”. Hardbound with board in marbled paper. $35 [item no.7916]


LEFÉBURE, Louis-François-Henri, 1754-1840

Bévues, erreurs et méprises de différents auteurs célèbres en matière musicales / [Boyé:] L’expression musicale mise au rang des chimères.
Geneva, 1973. 8º, 314 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1779 & 1798 editions. Two complementary works regarding music aesthetics. Hardbound. $81 [item no.3293]


LE GALLOIS, Jean, 1632-1707

Lettre de Mr. Le Gallois à Regnault de Solier touchant la musique.
Geneva, 1984. 10 x 15 cm, 91 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1680 edition. Important source regarding music making and taste in France at the time of Louis XIV. Wrappers. $30 [item no.3295]


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]


LIETO (Panhormitano), Bartolomeo, 16th c.

Dialogo quarto di musica [dove si ragiona sotto un piacevole discorso sulle cose pertinenti per intavolare le opere di musica et esercitarle con la viola a mano over liuto con sue tavole ordinate per diversi gradi alti e bassi]. A cura di Patrizio Barbieri.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 10. Lucca, 1993. 15 x 20 cm, xxvii, 43, ii pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1559 edition. Short treatise explaining how to transcribe any contrapuntal score into tabulature for viola a mano or lute. Includes 14 tables showing the gamut, clefs, staves, accidentals, and the corresponding signs for Italian lute tablature. Introdution in It-Eng. Bibliography. Cloth. $27 [item no.3797]


LIPPIUS, Johann, 1585-1612

Synopsis musicae novae omnino verae atque methodicae universae, in omnis Sophiae Praegustum.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 160 pp. Line-cut of the Strasbourg, 1612 edition. Linen. $75 [item no.3596]


LOCKE, Matthew, 1630-1677

Melothesia. A Facsimile of the London, 1673 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/30. New York, 1975. Oblong, 26 x 14 cm, 95 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1673 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2620]


Melothesia, or Certain General Rules for Playing upon a Continued-Bass. With a Choice Collection of Lessons for the Harpsicord and Organ of all Sorts. The First Part. [Private collection].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 234. New York, [2002]. Oblong, 26 x 15 cm, 95 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1673 edition. Wrappers. $25 [item no.8073]


The Present Practice of Musick Vindicated. A Facsimile of the London, 1673 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/16. New York, 1974. 13 x 20 cm, 99 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1673 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2637]


LORENZONI, Antonio, 1755-1840

[Method, flute] Saggio per ben sonare il flautotraverso.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/203. Bologna, 2/ 1988. 15 x 21 cm, xi, 95 pp. Line-cut of the F. Modena edition, Vicenza, 1779. Introduction in It by F. Alberto Gallo. With 4 fold-out pages with musical examples. Wrappers. $33 [item no.784]


LOULIÉ, Étienne, 17-18th c.

Eléments ou principes de musique mis dans un nouvel ordre. Très-clair, très-facile, et très-court, et divisé en trois parties. La première pour les enfants, la seconde pour les personnes plus avancées en âge, la troisième pour ceux qui sont capables de raisonner sur les principes de la musique.
Geneva, 1971. 13 x 21 cm, 97 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1696 edition. Wrappers. $30 [item no.3297]


LUSITANO, Vicente, 16th c.

Introduttione facilissima et novissima di canto fermo, figurato, contraponto semplice, et in concerto. A cura di Giuliana Gialdroni.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 7. Lucca, 1989. 18 x 28 cm, xvii, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1561 edition. Introduction, bibliography & index. Cloth. $24 [item no.3627]


MABILLON, Joannes, 17-18th c.

De liturgia gallicana libri tres accedit: disquisitio de cursu gallicano.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 524 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1729 edition. Linen. $150 [item no.3597]


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]


MAGNY, Claude-Marc, 18th c.

Principes de chorégraphie, suivi d’un traité de la cadence, qui apprendra les tems et les valeurs de chaque pas de la danse détaillés par caractères, figures et signes démonstratifs.
Geneva, 1988. 15 x 22 cm, 252 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, c.1765 edition. Thorough work on dance notation with detailed explanation of the Feuillet method, along with the music and choreographic notations (executed in woodcut) for a number of French ballets. Wrappers. $66 [item no.1605]


MAHAUT, Antoine, c.1720-c.1785

[Method, flute] Nouvelle méthode pour apprendre en peu de tems à jouër de la flute traversière à l’usage des commençans et des personnes plus avancées suivie de petits airs, menuets, brunettes, et accomodés pour deux flûtes, violons et pardessus de viole.
Geneva, 1972. Oblong, 4º, 55 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1759 edition. Describes many aspects of performance, including ornaments; includes fingerings and trill fingerings. With numerous examples. Wrappers. $45 [item no.3298]


MAICHELBECK, Franz Anton, 1702-1750

Die auf dem Clavier lehrende Caecilia op.2. Lotter, Augsburg 1738. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 10. Stuttgart, 2008. 33 x 21 cm, 100 pp. Line-cut of the Augsburg, 1738 edition. Maichelbeck’s most important work, directed towards the amateur keyboard player, presents both theoretical instruction and compositions for performance. One of the earliest examples in a printed work where the use of the thumb is designated in keyboard patterns. Hardbound, with handsome decorative paper boards. $115 [item no.8977]


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]


MANCINI, Giovanni Battista, 1714-1800

Riflessioni pratiche sul canto figurato.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/41. Bologna, 1971. 8º, 277 pp. Line-cut of the 1777 edition. Cloth. $90 [item no.2487]


MARINELLI, Guilio Cesare, 17th c.

Via retta della voce corale, overo osservationi intorno al retto esercitio del canto fermo divise in cinque parti. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/71. Bologna, 1980. 16 x 22 cm, 276 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1671 edition. Laid paper. Cloth. $60 [item no.3737]


MARPURG, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1718-1795

Abhandlung von der Fuge nach den Grundsätzen und Exempeln der besten deutschen und ausländischen Meister entworfen. [Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibl., Göttingen].
Hildesheim, 1970. 16 x 21 cm, 2 vols, 524 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1753-54 edition. Linen, in 2 vols. $132 [item no.2560]


Abhandlung von der Fuge. Nach den Grundsätzen und Exempeln der besten deutschen und ausländischen Meister entworfen. Mit CXXII Notentafeln. Mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Michael Heinemann.
Laaber-Reprint, 1. Laaber, 2004. 16 x 21 cm, xvi, 542 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, Hamburg edition. Wrappers. $109 [item no.8499]


Anfangsgründe der theoretischen Musik. A Facsimile of the 1757 Leipzig Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/33. New York, 1966. 19 x 24 cm, 183 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1757 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2611]


Des critischen Musicus an der Spree. Erster Band. [Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibl., Göttingen].
Hildesheim, 1970. 16 x 21 cm, 413, plus 5 foldout music exx pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1749-50 edition. Linen. $93 [item no.2562]


Historische-kritische Beyträge zur Aufnahme der Musik.
Hildesheim, 1970. 8º, xx, 2796, lxii pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1754-78 edition. Linen. 5 vols. $552 [item no.2564]


Kritische Briefe über die Tonkunst mit kleinen Clavierstücken und Singoden begleitet von einer musikalischen Gesellschaft in Berlin. [Niedersächsische Staats- und Landesbibl., Göttingen].
Hildesheim, 1974. 8º, 1010 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1759-64 edition. Linen, in 2 vols. $237 [item no.2565]


Kritische Einleitung in die Geschichte und Lehrsätze der alten und neuen Musik.
Dokumente früher Musik und Musikliteratur im Faksimile, 1. Laaber, 1980. 15 x 21 cm, 274 pp. Line-cut of the Gottlieb August Lange edition, Berlin 1759. Wrappers. $66 [item no.2863]


Legende einiger Musikheiligen. Mit einem Nachwort herausgegeben von Wolfgang Reich. [Musikbibl. der Stadt, Leipzig].
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1980. 10 x 17 cm, 349, xii pp. Line-cut of the Breslau, 1786 edition in the original format. Linen. $65 [item no.2836]


[Method, keyboard] Anleitung zum Clavierspielen (Berlin, 1765).
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/110. New York, 1969. 4º, 84 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1765 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.1777]


[Method, keyboard] Neue methode allerley Arten von Temperaturen dem Claviere aufs bequemste mitzutheilen. [Universitätsbibl., Marburg].
Hildesheim, 1970. 15 x 21 cm, 50 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1790 edition. Wrappers. $30 [item no.2567]


[Method, keyboard] Principes de clavecin.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/136. Bologna, 2/ 2000. 8º, 138 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1756 edition. Laid paper. Wrappers. $48 [item no.884]


[Method, keyboard] Principes de clavecin.
Geneva, 1974. 8º, 136 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1756 edition. $51 [item no.2736]


MARTÈNE, Edmond, 1654-1739

De antiquis ecclesiae ritibus libri.
Hildesheim, 1967-1969. 8º, 4 vols, 2278 pp. Line-cut of the Antwerp, 1736-38 edition. Linen. $792 [item no.2568]


MARTINI, Giovannni Battista, 1706-1784

Catalogo degli aggregati della Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna. [Archivio, Accademia Filarmonica, Bologna, no.244,1].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, VII/1. Bologna, 1973/[1999]. 4º, i, 214 pp. Detailed biographical and bibliographical information on members from the early years of the Accademia Filarmonica compiled by Martini 1666-1676. Preface by Anna Schnoebelen. Martini’s autograph includes an index of names. Hardbound. Last copy. $59 [item no.5180]


De usu progressionis geometricae in musica.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/72. Bologna, 1980. 17 x 24 cm, 23 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1767 edition. Wrappers. $20 [item no.2939]


Esemplare o sia Saggio fondamentale pratico di contrappunto. Bologna 1774-76. A cura di Elisabetta Pasquini.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 11. Lucca, 2013. 21 x 27 cm, 2 vols. xxiii, 678 pp. Wrappers. $69 [item no.9330]


Piano generale per una storia della musica di Charles Burney con un catalogo della sua biblioteca musicale. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna, ms. I F.62].
Monumenta Bononiensia, Fototypice Expressa, 21. Bologna, 1972. 22 x 32 cm, ix, 14 pp. Line-cut of the autograph. General plan for a history of music by Dr. Charles Burney, with a catalogue of his musical library. It records with remarkable vividness the meeting of Martini and Burney. With preface and transcription by Vincent Duckles. Laid paper. Hardbound. $30 [item no.1988]


Serie cronologica dè Principi dell’Accademia dè Filarmonici di Bologna. Ristampa anastatica corredata del facsimile dell’indice dei compositori di pugno di G. Gaspari.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/26. Bologna, 1970. 16 x 22 cm, vi, 40 + 38 pp. Line-cut of the 1776, together with Gaspari’s handwritten index of composers. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Hardbound. $33 [item no.396]


Busi, Leonida. Il Padre G.B. Martini. Musicista-Letterato del secolo XVIII. Notizie raccolte da Leonida Busi.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/2. Bologna, 1969. 8º, 554 pp. (Rpt. of Bologna, 1891 edition). One of the most thorough studies ever produced on Martini. Includes complete work list. Hardbound. $87 [item no.5308]


Cavallini, Ivano. Padre G.B. Martini fra storia ed estetica: alcune osservazioni sulla “Storia della Musica”.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Studi & Estratti, 6. Bologna, 1981. 8º, 18 pp. Wrappers. $4 [item no.5070]


Moreschi, Giambattista Alessandro. Orazione in lode del Padre Maestro Giambattista Martini (1784), presentazione di Marina Calore.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 33. Bologna, 2/ 1989. 18 x 25 cm, xiii, 39 pp. Wrappers. $15 [item no.4047]


La musica come arte e come scienza ricordando Padre Martini, I parte.
Miscellanee Saggi Convegni, 25. Bologna, 1985. 8º, 213 pp. Contributors include Vecchi, Perz, Steszewski, Poniatowska, Krukowska, Massera, Cavallini, Mioli, Haberl, Callegari and Wieczorec. Wrappers.. $39 [item no.5239]


La musica come arte e come scienza ricordando Padre Martini [II parte].
Miscellanee Saggi Convegni, 26. Bologna, 1985. 8º, 180 pp. Continuation of the previous work. Wrappers. $39 [item no.5237]


MASSON, Charles, 17-18th c.

Nouveau traité des regles pour la composition de la musique par lequel on apprend à faire facilement un chant sur des paroles, à composer à 2, à 3 et à 4 parties, etc., et à chiffrer la basse-continue, suivant l’usage des meilleurs auteurs. Ouvrage très utile à ceux qui jouent de l’orgue, du clavecin, et du théorbe. Troisième édition.
Geneva, 2/ 1995. 13 x 21 cm, 135 pp. Line-cut of the third edition, Paris, 1705. Hardbound. $40 [item no.2746]


MATTHESON, Johann, 1681-1764

Critica musica. Reprint der Ausgabe Hamburg 1722-1725. Einführung von Sven Hiemke.
Laaber-Reprint, 4. Laaber, 2003. 15 x 21 cm, 2 vols, xxxvii, 804 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1722 edition. Wrappers. $132 [item no.8500]


Große General-Baß-Schule [oder Der exemplarischen Organisten-Probe, zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage].
Hildesheim, 2/ 1994. 16 x 20 cm, xx, 484 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1731 edition. Linen. $147 [item no.2570]


Kern melodischer Wißenschafft bestehend in den auserlesensten Haupt- und Grund-Lehren der musicalischen Setz-Kunst oder Composition, als ein Vorläuffer des vollkommenen Capellmeisters [Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibl., Göttingen].
Hildesheim, 2/ 1990. 8º, 197 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1737 edition. Linen. $60 [item no.2571]


Das neu-eröffnete Orchestre [oder universelle und gründliche Anleitung, wie ein Galant Homme einen vollkommenen Begriff von der Hoheit und Würde der edlen Musik erlangen, seinen Gout darnach formiren, die Terminos technicos verstehen und geschicklich von dieser vortrefflichen Wissenschaft raisonnieren möge]. [Niedersächsische Landesbibl., Hannover].
Hildesheim, 3/ 2002 9 x 15 cm, 364 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1713 edition. Linen. $93 [item no.2572]


[”Orchestre” writings, integrale edition] Die drei Orchestre-Schriften: Das Neu=Eröffnete Orchestre; Das Beschütze Orchestre; Das Forschende Orchestre. Faksimile der Ausgaben Hamburg 1713, 1717 und 1721. Mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Dietrich Bartel.
Laaber-Reprint, 3. Laaber, 3/ 2007. 15 x 21 cm, 3 vols, xlix, 912 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1713, 1717 and 1721 editions. Wrappers. $222 [item no.8508]


Philologisches Tresespiel, als ein kleiner Beytrag zur kritischen Geschichte der deutschen Sprache, vornehmlich aber, mittelst gescheuter Anwendung, in der Tonwissenschaft nützlich zu gebrauchen.
Leipzig, 1975. 12 x 19 cm, 173 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1752 edition. Linen. $92 [item no.2943]


Der vollkommene Kapellmeister, 1739. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Margarete Reimann.
Documenta Musicologica, I/5. Kassel, 5/ 1991. 14 x 23 cm, 534, ii pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1739 edition. Sets forth the precepts and knowledge necessary for an 18th-c. director of a musical organization. Afterword in Ger. Coverboards in decorative paper. $85 [item no.2850]


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]


MEI, Girolamo, 1519-1594

Discorso sopra la musica antica e moderna.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/35. Bologna, 2/ 2000. 18 x 25 cm, vi, 23 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1602 edition. Introduction in It by Giuseppe Massera. Hardbound. $20 [item no.4095]


MEIBOM, Marcus, 1626-1710

Antiquae musicae auctores septem.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/51. New York, 1977. Line-cut of the Elzevir edition, Amsterdam 1652. Valuable source of information for ancient music and precursor of Gerbert and Coussemaker. Laid paper with handsome binding in white linen. In 2 vols. [item no.2649]


MÉNESTRIER, Claude-François, 1631-1705

Des ballets anciens et modernes selon les régles du théâtre.
Geneva, 2/ 1984. 14 x 22 cm, 293 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1682 edition. The earliest treatise that combines historical and aesthetic studies and deals with both French and Italian ballet. Includes discussion of choice of theme, characterization of the dancers, steps, costumes, sets and mechanical stage accessories. Wrappers. $71 [item no.2677]


Des représentations en musique anciennes et modernes.
Geneva, 2/ 1992. 11 x 15 cm, 359 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1681 edition. Begins with epoch of the Hebrews and Greeks and ends with period of Lully. Discusses relationship of painting and music, problems of declamation, the beginnings of opera, court festivitin processions. Wrappers. $66 [item no.2678]


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]


MEUDE-MONPAS, Jean J.O. de, 18th c.

Dictionnaire de musique.
Geneva, 1982. 16º, 256 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $56 [item no.3306]


MICHEL DE TOULOUSE, f.1496-1505

Dossier basses-dances: S’ensuit l’art et introduction de bien dancer / S’ensuyvent plusieurs basses dances tant communes qu’incommunes: comme on pourra veoyr cy dedans.
Geneva, 1986. 15 x 22 cm, v, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, c.1488 and of the J. Moderne edition, Lyon, c.1535. L’arte contains 50 dances with both musical and choreographic notation, preceded by a treatise teaching the steps for the dances. S’ensuyvent offers a revised versionof this treatise with choreographic notation for 195 dances. Wrappers. $30 [item no.1400]


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]


MIRO, M. Adam Erdmann, 18th c.

Kurtze Fragen aus der Musica Sacra [worinnen denen Liebhabern bey Lesung der biblischen Historien, eine Sonderbahre Nachricht]. Dresden 1715 / J.C. Zimmermann. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 34. Stuttgart, 2004. 10 x 14 cm, 187 pp. Line-cut of the Dresden 1715 edition. Hardbound in marbled paper. $33 [item no.8404]


MIZLER, Lorenz Christoph, 1711-1778

Anfangs-Gründe des General Basses [nach mathematischer Lehr-Art abgehandelt, und vermittelst einer hierzu erfundenen Maschine auf das deutlichste vorgetragen]. [Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich].
Hildesheim, 1972. 12 x 19 cm, 145 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1739 edition. Linen. $45 [item no.2573]


MONTÉCLAIR, Michel Pinolet de, 1667-1737

Principes de musique, divisez en quatre parties. La première partie: continet tout ce qui appartient à l’intonation. La IIme partie: tout ce qui regarde la mesure et le mouvement. La IIIme partie: la manière de joindre les paroles aux nottes et de bien former les agréments du chant. La IVme partie: est l’abrégé d’un nouveau système de musique.
Geneva, 2/ 1991. 22 x 30 cm, 138 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1736 edition. Wrappers. $91 [item no.3310]


MOZART, Leopold, 1719-1787

[Method, violin] Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule entworfen und mit 4. Kupfertafeln sammt einer Tabelle versehen von Leopold Mozart, Hochfürstl. Salzburgischen Cammermusikus.
Frankfurt, 1956. 18 x 22 cm, 288, 1 oversize foldout pp. Line-cut of the author’s edition, Augsburg, 1756, issued on the occasion of “Mozart-Jahre 1956”. Coverboards in laid paper with engraving of author. $31 [item no.1221]


[Method, violin] Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule. Reprint der 1. Auflage 1756. Herausgegeben und mit einem Kommentar versehen von Greta Moens-Haenen.
Kassel, 1995. 12˚, 321 pp. Line-cut in reduced format of the author’s edition, Augsburg, 1756. Wrappers $22 [item no.8323]


[Method, violin] Gründliche Violinschule als Faksimile herausgegeben von Prof. D. Dr. Hans Joachim Moser.
Leipzig, 1956. 17 x 20 cm, x, 282, 1 oversize foldout pp. Line-cut of the third edition, Augsburg 1787, issued on the occasion of “Mozart-Jahre 1956”. With commentary in Ger and Revisionsbericht. Coverboards in decorative paper. $60 [item no.3954]


[Method, violin] Gründliche Violinschule. Faksimile-Nachdruck der 3. Auflage, Augsburg 1789. Mit einem Geleitwort von David Oistrach. Erläutert und kommentiert von Hans Rudolf Jung.
Wiesbaden, 1983. 17 x 20 cm, 308, with 1 oversize foldout pp. Line-cut of the 1789 third edition. Linen. $24 [item no.2329]


[Method, violin, French edition] Méthode raisonée pour apprendre à jouer du violon composée par Leopold Mozart. Traduite de l’Allemand en Français par Valentin Roeser.
Paris, 1993. 8º, vii, 96 pp. Line-cut of the French edition, Paris, 1770. Introduction by Brigitte Haudebourg. Cloth. $62 [item no.7286]


MUFFAT, Georg, 1653-1704

Apparatus musico-organisticus. Faksimileausgabe nach dem Druck von 1690 herausgegeben von Karl Friedrich Wagner.
Dokumente zur Aufführungspraxis alter Musik, 1. Innsbruck, 1979. 27 x 40 cm, ii, 70, ii pp. Halftone of the Vienna, 1690 edition. Compendium of remarks and observations on the art of playing the organ. One of the finest engraved specimens of the late 17th c, showing a perfect balance of music engraving and the visual arts. Afterword in Ger. Beautiful coverboards in decorative paper with attractive engraving of the title page. $93 [item no.892]


Apparatus musico-organisticus. Faksimileausgabe nach dem Druck von 1690 herausgegeben von Karl Friedrich Wagner.
Early Keyboard Music in Facsimile, 1. Innsbruck, 1994. 27 x 40 cm, 70 pp. Halftone of the Vienna, 1690 edition. $71 [item no.7168]


Apparatus musico-organisticus liber primus. [Musikarchiv, Kremsmünster Benediktiner-Stift, Kremsmünster].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 181. New York, [1997]. 27 x 40 cm, 70 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, 1690 edition. Wrappers. $30 [item no.7448]


Apparatus musico organisticus. Johann Baptist Mayr, Salzburg 1690. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 17. Stuttgart, 2008. 30 x 43 cm, 72 pp. Color facsimile of the Salzburg, 169 edition. Hardbound, with handsome decorative paper boards. $124 [item no.8981]


NARES, James, 1715-1783

[Method, harpsichord] Il Principio or a Regular Introduction to Playing on the Harpsichord. A Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1760 with Introductory Notes by Robin Langley.
London, 1981. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 9, 37 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1760 edition. Teaching pieces by the virtuoso organist at the Chapel Royal similar to Bach’s instructional books for Anna Magdalena and Wilhelm Friedemann. 3 essays and 8 lessons (2-movt works). Wrappers. $15 [item no.896]


NASARRE, Pablo, 1664-1724

Escuela música segun la practica moderna. Edición facsímil de la 1 [& 2] parte de la obra impresa en Zaragoza, en 1724 [& 1723]. Estudio preliminar de Lothar Siemens.
Zaragoza, 1980. 20 x 31 cm, 2 vols: xiv, 1056 pp. Line-cut. Massive compendium of music with wide-ranging significance for all later Spanish theorists. Wrappers. $43 [item no.2525]


Fragmentos músicos. Edición y estudio a cargo de Alvaro Zaldívar Gracia. Volumen 1: Edición facsímil de la obra editada en Madrid, en 1700, en la Imprenta Real de Música, por D. José de Torres.
Zaragoza, 1988. 15 x 21 cm, viii, 304 pp. Line-cut of the 2nd edition, Madrid, 1700. Written in question and answer form. Its four main chapters deal with plainsong, metrical & mensural music, counterpoint & composition and classes of dissonance. Wrappers. $14 [item no.4150]


NEGRI, Cesare (“il trombone”), c.1546-d.?

Le gratie d’amore.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/104. Bologna, 2/ 1983. 18 x 25 cm, 306, vi pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1602 edition. One of the great early works on Renaissance dance similiar to that of Caroso. Contains 58 engravings by Leon Palavicino after designs by Mauro Rovere showing dancers executing the figures of the gaillarde, pavane and other dances of the period. The accompanying music is in lute notation (Italian tablature), along with detailed instructions for steps and movements. Fine portrait of Negri. Afterword and bibliography by Rossana Dalmonte. Cloth. $108 [item no.1784]


Le gratie d’amore. A Facsimile of the Milan, 1602 Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/141. New York, 1969. 8º, 306 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1602 edition. One of the great early works on Renaissance dance similiar to that of Caroso. Contains 58 engravings by Leon Palavicino after designs by Mauro Rovere showing dancers executing the figures of the gaillarde, pavane and other dances of the period. The accompanying music is in lute notation (Italian tablature), along with detailed instructions for steps and movements. Fine portrait of Negri. Laid paper. Cloth. [item no.2225]


NEIDHARDT, Johann Georg, c.1685-1739

Sectio canonis harmonici (Königsberg, 1724); Mathematische Abtheilungen (Königsberg, 1732).
Tuning and Temperament Library, 5b. Buren, nyp. Line-cut. Cloth. [item no.3662]


NEUMARK, Georg, 1621-1681

Poetisch und Musikalisches Lustwäldchen [In welches erster Abtheilung abgesonderliche geist- und weltliche wie auch keusche Ehren- und Liebeslieder mit beygefügten Melodien nach itziger neuen Ahrt. In der andern aber unterschiedliche ganze Gedichte, Hochzeits, Traut-Glückwünschungs und Lobschriften. Und in der dritten allerhand kurze Sinnlehr und Wehtsprüche etc. so wol geist- als weltliche enthalten sind]. [Stadtbibl. Leipzig].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 53. Stuttgart, 2005. 8 x 13 cm, 228 pp. Line-cut of Hamburg, 1652 edition. Includes 29 songs and several pairs of dances for 3 tpt/vln, alto trb, 2 tenor tbn, bc. Hardbound in decorative paper. $46 [item no.8721]


NIEDT, Friedrich Erhardt, 1674-1717

Musikalische Handleitung / Handleitung zur Variation.
Hildesheim, 2002. 8º, 188 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1710 and 1706 editions. Linen. $150 [item no.3598]


NIVERS, Guillaume Gabriel, 1632-1714

[method, keyboard] L’art d’accompagner sur la basse continue pour l’orgue & clavecin. Préface par Denis Herlin.
Geneva, 2000. Oblong, 21 x 17 cm, ii, 24 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1689 edition (pp.149-170 of “Motets à voix seule”). Introduction by in Fr-Eng. Wrappers. $35 [item no.7798]


[Motets, 1 & 2 voices, bc] Motets à voix seule, accompagnée de la basse continue. Paris, 1689. [Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris].
La Musique Française Classique de 1650 à 1800, 75. Courlay, 1994. Oblong, 31 x 22 cm, 49, 196 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1689 edition. Concludes with Nivers’ treatise on basso continuo pratice–“L’art d’accompagner sur la basse continue” (pp.149-170). Introduction in Fr-Eng-Ger by Philippe Lescat. Introduction includes Niver’s explanations on ornamentation as given in his Manière de toucher l’orgue dans toute la propreté et la delicatesse qui est en usage aujourd’hui à Paris (Ms. Bibliothèque de l’Arnsenal, Paris). Wrappers. $94 [item no.4812]


NUCIUS, Johannes, c.1556-1620

Musices poeticae sive de compositione cantus praeceptiones absolutißime nunc primum.
Leipzig, 1976. 15 x 21 cm, 88 pp. Line-cut of the C. Scharffenberg edition, Neiße, 1613. Linen. $30 [item no.3783]


Musices poeticae sive de compositione cantus praeceptiones absolutißime nunc primum.
Leipzig, 1976. 8º, 88 pp. Line-cut of the C. Scharffenberg edition, Neiße, 1613. Linen. $34 [item no.2947]


OEHME, Fritz

Handbuch über ältere, neuere und neueste Orgelwerke im Königreiche Sachsen von 1710 an bis zur Gegenwart.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1978. 8º, 4 vols, 1094 pp. (Rpt. of Dresden, 1889-1897 edition). Cloth. $125 [item no.6132]


PADUANO, Giovanni, 16th c.

Institutiones veronae 1578, a cura di Giuseppe Vecchi.
Antiquae Musicae Italicae Scriptores Veronenses, II. Verona, 1988. 17 x 24 cm, 25, 105 pp. Line-cut of the Sebastiano & Giovanni delle Donne edition, Verona, 1578. Introduction in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Wrappers. $22 [item no.4102]


PARRAN, Antoine, 1587-1650

Traité de la musique théorique et pratique contenant les préceptes de la composition.
Geneva, 2/ 1999. 8º, 153 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1639 edition. Wrappers. $61 [item no.3315]


PEMBERTON, Ebenezer, 1672-1717

An Essay for the Improvement of Dancing, London 1711.
Farnborough, 1970. 14 x 20 cm, 66 pp. Line-cut. Hardbound. $45 [item no.3225]


PENNA, Lorenzo, 1613-1693

Li primi albori musicali.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/38. Bologna, 2/ 1996. 8º, 210 pp. Line-cut of 1684 edition. Laid paper. Cloth. $69 [item no.3577]


PEPUSCH, John Christopher, 1667-1752

A Treatise on Harmony Containing the Chief Rules for Composing in Two, Three and Four Parts.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/28. New York, 1966. Line-cut of the enlarged, second edition, London 1731. This is Pepusch’s most important theoretical work noted for its revival of the ancient system of nomenclature comprising the Gamut. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2608]


A Treatise on Harmony Containing the Chief Rules for Composing in Two, Three and Four Parts.
Hildesheim, 1976. 8º. Line-cut of the London, 1731 edition. Linen. $60 [item no.2575]


PERRAULT, Claude, 1613-1688

Du bruit & de la musique des anciens. Extraits des œuvres diverses de physique et de mécanique (Tome 2) et Préface manuscrite du Traité de la Musique de Claude Perrault (Bibl. Nat. manuscr. fr. 25,350). Préface de François Lesure.
Geneva, 2003. 8º, vii, 138 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1680 edition. A treatise on acoustics and organology. Wrappers. $81 [item no.3100]


PERRINE, b.?-c.1700

Livre de musique pour le lut.
Geneva, 1973. 4º, 54 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1679 edition. Method for learning how to play the lute with mensural notation, a general demonstration of intervals, diagrams illustrating the instrument’s harmonic proportions, and a table showing how to play the lute with bc as an accompaniment. Wrappers. $51 [item no.1107]


PICERLI, Silverio, b.?-1662

Specchio primo di musica (1630). Specchio secondo di musica (1631). A cura di Ottavio Beretta.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 8-9. Lucca, 2008. 8°, xxxii, 302 pp. Line-cut of the Naples 1630/1631 edition. Wrappers. $96 (more info... ) [item no.9065]


PISA, Agostino, 16-17th c.

Breve dichiarazione della battuta musicale.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/32. Bologna, 1969. 16 x 22 cm, vi, 144 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1611 edition. Preface in It by Walther Dürr. Hardbound. $54 [item no.2497]


Breve dichiaratione della battuta musicale. A cura di Piero Gargiulo.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 26. Lucca, 1996. 8º, lx, 16 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1611 edition. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $34 [item no.4758]


PITONI, Giuseppe Ottavio, 1657-1743

Guida armonica. Facsimile dell’unicum appartenuto a Padre Martini. A cura di Francesco Luisi.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 16. Lucca, 1989. 29 x 46 cm, xiii, 109 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1690-1700 edition in the original folio format. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $67 [item no.3629]


PLANELLI, Antonio, 1747-1803

Dell’opera in musica.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 53. Bologna, 1971. 16 x 21 cm, 288 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1772 edition. Wrappers. $25 [item no.4042]


PLAYFORD, Henry, 1657-c.1709

Apollo’s Banquet, Newly Reviv’d: Containing New and Easie Instructions for the Treble-Violin with Variety of the best and choicest Ayres, Tunes, Jiggs, Minuets, Sarabrands, Chacones and Cybells, that have been Perform’d at both Theatres, and other Publick Places. To which are added, The Newest French Dances, now in use at Court, and in Dancing-Schools.
Alston, 1999. Oblong, 4º, ii, 66 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1701 edition. A collection of choice tunes, many traceable to the suites of incidental music written for plays by Henry Purcell, John Eccles, William Croft, Thomas Tollett, Thomas Morgan and others. Novel new engraving font (“NewTy’d Character” or “new London character”, developed by the printer William Pearson. Preface by Peter Holoman. Ring binding. $29 [item no.7833]


POGLIETTI, Alessandro, b.?-1683

Compendium [oder kurtzer Begriff, und Einführung zur Musica], Ms. 1676. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 5. Stuttgart, 2007. 26 x 31 cm, 134 pp. Color reproduction of a contemporary ms copy. Offers guidance to students of 17th-c. keyboard practice and an introduction to the art of composition. Includes 12 ricercares, models of the strict style, important compositions that stand in the tradition of Frescobaldi’s Fiori musicali and Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge. The compendium also includes many themes “all manner of capriccios”, variously imitating on an instrument the songs of birds and other sounds (nightingale, canary, cuckoo, cock and hen) and of the sounds of bells, work and war. Hardbound, with cloth spine. $135 [item no.8913]


PRADEL, Abraham du (BLEGNY, Nicolas de), 1652-1722

Le livre commode contenant les adresses de la ville de Paris, et le trésor des almanachs pour l’année bissextile 1692.
Geneva, 1973. 8º, 210 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1692 edition. Historic survey of the Académie National de Musique, inventory of the opera houses, official denominations, list of succesive directors, conductors, performances, singers, choreographers and dancers. Hardbound. $56 [item no.3316]


PRAETORIUS, Michael, 1571-1621

Syntagma musicum: Band I, Musicae artis analecta. Wittenberg 1614/15. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Wilibald Gurlitt.
Documenta Musicologica, I/21. Kassel, 3/ 1986. 17 x 24 cm, 537, 30, ii pp. (Rpt. of Kassel, 1929 edition). Line-cut. Hardbound. $105 [item no.1888]


Syntagma musicum: Band II, De Organographia. Wolfenbüttel 1619. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Wilibald Gurlitt.
Kassel, 1929 17 x 24 cm, 311, iv pp. Line-cut. This volume, in German, describes the instruments known to the author and includes beautiful woodcut illustrations of them. Hardbound. $95 [item no.8126]


Syntagma musicum: Band II, De Organographia. Wolfenbüttel 1619. Faksimile-Nachdruck herausgegeben von Wilibald Gurlitt.
Documenta Musicologica, I/14. Kassel, 6/ 1985. 17 x 24 cm, 311, iv pp. Line-cut. This volume, in German, describes the instruments known to the author and includes beautiful woodcut illustrations of them. Hardbound. $87 [item no.1889]


Syntagma musicum: Musicae artis analecta / De Organographia / Termini musici. Reprint der Originalausgaben von 1614-15 und 1619. Herausgeben von Arno Forchert.
Kassel, 2001. 8º, 3 vols, 1153 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $95 [item no.7972]


PRELLEUR, Peter, fl.1728-1755

[Method, violon] The Art of Playing on the Violin.
Kassel, n.d. (Part V of the Modern Musick-Master). Line-cut. Wrappers. $16 [item no.1227]


PRINTZ, Wolfgang Caspar, 1641-1717

Exercitationum musicarum. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 19. Stuttgart, 2011. 16 x 31 cm, 55 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1687 edition. Hardbound with marbled paper boards. $27 [item no.9256]


Phrynis Mitilenaeus oder satyrischer Componist welcher vermittelst einer satyrischen Geschicht alle und iede Fehler der ungelehrten, selbgewachsenen, ungeschickten und unverständigen Componisten höfflich darstellet und darneben ehret, wie ein musicalisches Stück rein, ohne Fehler und nach dem rechten Grunde zu componieren und zu setzen sei.
l Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 546 pp. Line-cut of the Dresden & Leipzig, 1696 edition. A valuable general survey of music theory in the Baroque period. Linen. $147 [item no.2545]


PURE, Michel de, 1620-1680

Idée des spectacles anciens et nouveaux.
Geneva, 1972. 11 x 15 cm, 334 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1668 edition. The author studies the composition of different genres of ballets, their choreography, vocal and instrumental music, production, costume and stage machinery. Wrappers. $66 [item no.3317]


QUANTZ, Johann Joachim, 1697-1773

[Method, flute] Versuch einer Anweisung, die Flöte transversière zu spielen. Mit einem Vorwort von Hans-Peter Schmitz und einem Nachwort, Bemerkungen, Ergänzungen und Register von Horst Augsbach.
Kassel, 3/ 2000. 12°, 450 pp. Line-cut in reduced format of the Berlin, 1752 edition. Wrappers. $21 [item no.3942]


[Method, flute] Versuch einer Anweisung, die Flöte traversiere zu spielen. Faksimile der Ausgabe Berlin 1752. Mit einer Einführung von Barthold Kuijken.
Wiesbaden, 1988. 17 x 23 cm, xxii, 419 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1752 edition. Introduction in Ger. Linen. $27 [item no.1892]


[Method, flute, French edition] Essai d’une méthode pour apprendre à jouer de la flûte traversière, avec plusieurs remarques pour servir au bon goût dans la musique le tout eclairci par des exemples et par XXIV. tailles douces.
Paris, 2/ 1990. 8º, 50, 382 pp. Line-cut of the French edition, Berlin, 1752. Wrappers. $107 [item no.3835]


RADEKER, Johannes, 18th c.

Korte beschryving van het beroemde en prachtige orgel, in de Groote of St. Bavoos Kerk te Haerlem 1775.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 14. Buren, 1974. 8º, 60, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Haarlem, 1775 editions. Wrappers. $29 [item no.3553]


RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe, 1683-1764

Code de musique pratique.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/5. New York, 1965. Line-cut of the Paris, 1760 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2601]


Démonstration du principe de l’harmonie.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/4. New York, c.1965. Line-cut of the Paris, 1750 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.4469]


Erreurs sur la musique dans l’encyclopédie.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/137. New York, 1969. 8º, 217 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1755 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2602]


Erreurs sur la musique dans l’encyclopédie.
Geneva, 1971. 8º, 217 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1755 edition. Cloth. $65 [item no.2828]


Génération harmonique.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/6. New York, 1966. 13 x 20 cm, 271 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1737 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2923]


Nouveau système de musique théorique.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/7. New York, 1965. 4°, 145 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1726 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2603]


Nouveau système de musique théorique. Où l’on découvre le principe de toutes les règles nécessaires à la pratique, pour servir d’introduction au Traité de l’Harmonie. Suivi du supplément de 1726 au Traité de l’Harmonie. Analyse critique de Joseph-François Kremer.
Bourg-la-Reine, 1996. 4˚, xxxvii, 145 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1726 edition. Introduction in Fr. Cloth. $48 [item no.8391]


Nouvelles réflexion sur sa démonstration du principe de l’harmonie.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/138. New York, 1969. Line-cut of the Paris, 1752 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2604]


Observations sur notre instinct pour la musique.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/54. New York, 1967. 8º, 142 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1754 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2605]


Traité de l’harmonie [réduite à ses principes naturels; divisé en quatre livres]. Facsimile of the 1722 Paris Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/3. New York, 1965. 20 x 26 cm, 473 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1722 edition. Rameau’s first theoretical work, comprising four books; books 1-2 deal with intervals, chords and the concept of the fundamental bass, book 3 applies his conception of harmony to the craft of the composer, and book 4 is a treatise on keyboard accompaniment. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2606]


Traité de l’harmonie réduite à ses principes naturels.
Música Facsímil, 34. Madrid, 1984. 12 x 18 cm, xxvi, xxiv, 449 pp. Line-cut of the Ballard edition, Paris 1722. Introduction by Martha Cook. Hardbound. $70 [item no.1948]


[Works, theoretical, integrale edition] Intégrale de l’œuvre théorique. [Volumes réalisés par Bertrand Porot et Jean Saint-Arroman]. Traités, méthodes, préfaces, polémiques et correspondances. Volume I: 1722-1737; Volume II: 1737-1755; Volume III: 1755-1765.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 3 vols, 952 pp. Complete edition, in facsimile, of all the theoretical writings of J-P. Rameau. Wrappers. $274 [item no.8458]


RAMEAU, Pierre, 18th c.

Le maître à danser. A Facsimile of the 1725 Paris Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/45. New York, 1967. 15 x 22 cm, 296, plus 1 foldout pp. Line-cut. One of the most famous dance books of the 18th c., giving a detailed account of the steps and dances of the period. Sets down for the first time the five essential positions for the feet. Numerous illustrations showing positions of the body and hands, steps, etc. Laid paper. Cloth. [item no.2646]


RANGONI, Giovanni Batista, 18th c.

Essai sur le gout de la musique / Saggio sul gusto della musica col carattere de’ tre celebri suonatori di violino: i Signori Nardini, Lolli e Pugnani.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 57. Bologna, 1971. 16 x 21 cm, 94 pp. Line-cut of the Livorno, 1790 bilingual edition. Wrappers. $17 [item no.4044]


RAOUL, Jean-Marie, 18th c.

[Method, violoncello] Méthode de violoncelle / [M. Corrette:] Méthode théorique et pratique pour apprendre en peu de temps le violoncelle dans sa perfection.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 180 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1741 & 1797 editions. Both methods treat bowing, fingering, ornaments and cadenzas. Corrette emphasizes the superiority of the instrument for the execution of throughbass. Raoul models himself on Tartini’s art of bowing. Wrappers. [item no.1190]


RAVENSCROFT, Thomas, c.1590-c.1633

A Briefe Discourse, 1614, with an Introduction by Ian Payne.
Musical Sources, 22. Kilkenny, 1984. 19 x 25 cm, x, 106 pp. Halftone of the printed edition. Ravenscroft’s famous treatise on harmonic theory illustrated by 24 examples of 4-part pieces notated in mensural notation in choirbook format. With a short note by Robert Spencer. Cloth. $56 [item no.2242]


A Briefe Discourse of the True (But Neglected) Use of Charact’ring the Degrees.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/22. New York, 1976. Line-cut of the London, 1614 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2607]


RIBOCK, Justus Johannes Heinrich, 1743-1785

[Method, flute] Bemerkungen über die Flöte und Versuch einer kurzen Anleitung zur bessern Einrichtung und Behandlung derselben (1782). Eingeleitet von Karl Ventzke in Deutsch und Englisch. [Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich].
Flute Library, 13. Buren, 1980. 18 x 25 cm, xiii, 76 pp. Line-cut of the Stendal, 1782 edition. Cloth. $81 [item no.2243]


RINGMACHER, Christian Ulrich, 1743-1781

Catalogo de’soli, duetti, trii, quadri, quintetti, partite, de’concerti e delle sinfonie per il cembalo, violino, flauto traverso ed altri stromenti. [Bibl. du Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Brussels].
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1987. 11 x 17 cm, 111, 59 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1773 edition. One of four important catalogs from the second half of the 18th c. that systematically listed musical works by genre as a selling tool for publishers and music dealers. Afterword and comprehensive index in Eng by Barry S. Brook. Linen. $55 [item no.4122]


RIVA, Giuseppe, c.1696-d.?

Advice to the Composers and Performers of Vocal Musick. Translated from the Italian / Avviso ai compositori, ed ai cantanti.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Music Teatro, [51]. Bologna, 1971. 16 x 21 cm, 30 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1727 and 1728 editions. Wrappers. $14 [item no.4017]


RODIO, Rocco (Rocco da Bari), 1532-c.1620

Regole di musica.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/56. Bologna, 1981. Oblong, 22 x 16 cm, 102 pp. Line-cut of the Naples, 1609 edition. Cloth. $44 [item no.2500]


RŒSER, Valentin, c.1735-1782

[Method, clarinet & horn] Essai d’instruction à l’usage de ceux qui composent pour la clarinette et le cor. Avec des remarques sur l’harmonie et des exemples à deux clarinettes, deux cors et deux bassons / [A. Van der Hagen:] Méthode nouvelle et raisonée pour la clarinette divisée en deux parties.
Geneva, 1972. Oblong, 4º, 54 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1764 & 1798 editions. Two complementary treatises on wind instruments. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3324]


ROGNONI, Francesco, fl.1608-1624

Selva de varii passaggi per cantare, & sonare. [Bibl. del Conservatorio, Milan].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/153. Bologna, 2/ 1983. 22 x 32 cm, xii, 130 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1620 edition. Francesco Rognoni came from a prominent musical family and was himself a virtuoso of several instruments. Selva contains important expressive devices of the time: portar la voce, accento, tremolo, grupp, esclamatione and intonatio, absolutely essential for performing the music of Monteverdi and his generation. Introduction in It by Guglielmo Barblan. Wrappers. $63 (more info... ) [item no.1282]


ROSSI, Giovanni Battista, 16-17th c.

Organo de cantori. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/57. Bologna, 1984. 22 x 31 cm, 120 pp. Line-cut of the Gardano edition, Venice, 1618. A treatise on counterpoint, complete with music examples. Includes 4 instrumental canzonas for 4 instruments & bc and duos suitable for organ. Laid paper. Cloth. $71 [item no.3741]


ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778

Dictionnaire de musique. Introduction de François Lesure.
Geneva, 1998. 8º, 656 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1768 edition. Wrappers. $146 [item no.3098]


Project Concerning New Symbols for Music [Projet concernant de nouveaux signues pour la musique], 1742. Translated and Introduced by Bernarr Rainbow.
Classic Texts in Music Education, 1. Kilkenny, 1982. 15 x 23 cm, xi, 28 with 14 pp. Line-cut. Rousseau marked his arrival in Paris by reading to the Academie des Sciences a paper in which he presented a new system of musical notation. His proposals were to form the basis of the 19th-c. method of teaching music devised by Pierre Galin and his associates. Introduction, together with page by page translation by Bernarr Rainbow. Hardbound. $28 [item no.2719]


ROUSSIER, Pierre-Joseph, 1716-1792

Mémoire sur la musique des anciens.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/41. New York, 1966. Line-cut of the Paris, 1770 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2643]


SACCHI, Giovenale, 1726-1789

Della divisione del tempo nella musica, nel ballo e nella poesia.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/45. Bologna, 1969. 16 x 22 cm, ix, 255 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1770 edition. Laid paper. Hardbound. $78 [item no.3745]


Della divisione del tempo nella musica nel ballo e nella poesia / Delle quinte successive nel contrapunto e delle regole degli accompagnamenti. Lettera del Giovenale Sacchi al Wincislao Piehl.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 248 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1770 & 1780 editions. Linen. $150 [item no.3600]


Specimen theoriae musicae. [Accademia Filarmonica, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/62. Bologna, 1969. 18 x 25 cm, v, 63 pp. Line-cut of the Milan, 1788 edition. Introduction in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Laid paper. Hardbound. $39 [item no.3746]


SAINT-LAMBERT, Michel de, b.?-c.1707

[Method, harpsichord] Les principes du clavecin / Nouveau traité de l’accompagnement du clavecin, de l’orgue et des autres instruments.
Geneva, 1982. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of two complementary treatises published respectively in Paris, 1702 & 1707. A valuable guide for playing French music. Lambert’s clear treatment of the subject relies primarily on the music of Chambonières, Lebèque, d’Anglebert and Marchand. Wrappers. $66 [item no.921]


SALMON, Thomas, 1648-1706

An Essay to the Advancement of Musick.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/11. New York, 1966. Line-cut of the London, 1672 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2616]


SALTER, Humphrey, f.1683-1718 [compiler]

The Genteel Companion; Being Exact Directions for the Recorder, with a Collection of the Best and Newest Tunes and Grounds Extant, Carefully Composed and Gathered by Humphrey Salter. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 185. New York, [1996]. Oblong, 23 x 15 cm, 70 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1683 edition. 48 numbers by Reading, Farinel and anonymous composers, preceeded by a short method for the recorder. Wrappers. $18 [item no.7309]


SAMBER, J.B., c.1654-1717

Elucidatio musicae choralis.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 102 pp. Line-cut of the Salzburg, 1710 edition. Linen. $64 [item no.3601]


Manuductio ad organum.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 54. Buren, nyp. 8º, Line-cut of the 1704-1707 edition. Cloth. [item no.7176]


Manuductio ad organum.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 452 pp. Line-cut of the Salzburg, 1704 edition. Linen. [item no.3602]


Continuatio ad manuductionem organicam.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 243 pp. Line-cut of the Salzburg, 1707 edition. Linen. $102 [item no.3603]


SANTUCCI, Ercole Perugino, 16-17th c.

Mastro da Ballo (Dancing-Master) 1614. Diviso in tre trattati con il quale scolaro potrà facilmente imparare ogni sorte di ballo, senza altra scola. Manuscript, Perugia 1614. Facsimile. Foreword by Bengt Häger. Introduction by Barbara Sparti.
Hildesheim, 2/ 2011. 8º, xiv, 120, 474 pp. Line-cut of the manuscript. Santucci’s Mastro da Ballo, the latest of the 17th-century dance manuals to have come to light thus far, consists of 474 pages divided into three treatises and includes 214 Rules for Steps and Deportment, gagliarda variations, and 10 choreographies. Santucci’s step rules not only present many important variants on “old” steps but also describe others for the first time that point to a new style, suggesting a bridge between the Italian style of Caroso and Negri and the emerging French noble style. Santucci furthermore provides an extremely clear didactic way of teaching gagliarda “cinque passi” variations, of great help and utility even today. His progression from simple to complex leads to variations that will be a challenge to the most expert dancer. Linen. $125 [item no.9208]


SCALETTA, Orazio, c.1550-1630

Scala di musica. Molto necessaria per principianti di oratio scaletta da crema.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/33. Bologna, 1976. 17 x 24 cm, 28 pp. Line-cut of the Alessandro Vincenti edition, Venice, 1626. Laid paper. Cloth. $26 [item no.2504]


SCARLATTI, Alessandro, 1660-1725

[Lessons, harpsichord] Lezzioni, toccate d’intavolatura per sonare il cembalo. Riproduzione del manoscritto della Biblioteca Estense di Modena. Introduzione di Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/79. Bologna, 1999. Oblong, 4º, 11, 108 pp. Line-cut of the 1737 ms. Preface in It. Wrappers. $51 (more info... ) [item no.925]


SCHEIBE, Johann Adolph, 1708-1776

Abhandlung vom Ursprunge und Alter der Musik, insonderheit der Vokalmusik. Mit einer historischen und critischen Vorrede versehen, worinn vom Inhalte dieser Abhandlung, und von einigen andern musikalischen Sachen gehandelt wird.
Leipzig, 1978. 12 x 19 cm, 187 pp. Line-cut of the Altona and Flensburg, 1754 edition. Linen. $40 [item no.2708]


Ueber die musikalische Composition. Reprint der Ausgabe Leipzig 1773 (”Erster Theil”). Herausgegeben von Karsten Mackensen mit einem Register von Dieter Haberl.
Documenta Musicologica, I/42. Kassel, 2006. 8˚, 708 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1773 edition. Scheibe, composer and publicist, wrote this important treatise—considered one of the most comprehensive treatments of 18th-c. music and its fundamentals—near the end of his life; he was only able to finish the first part, reproduced here in its entirety. Hardbound. $109 [item no.8758]


SCHICKHARDT, Johann Christian, c.1680-c.1762

[Method, recorder] Principes de la flûte contenant la manière d’en joüer & la connoissance de musique pour cela avec quarante deux airs à 2 flûtes. Amsterdam ca.1710-12.
Essercizî di Musica, 3. Rome, 1987. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 2 partbooks: xii, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Roger edition, Amsterdam, c.1710-12. Introduction in It-Eng by Marco Di Pasquale. Wrappers. $21 [item no.1906]


[Method, recorder] Principes de la flûte. [Universitetsbibliotheket, Lund].
Münster, 1992. Oblong, 21 x 14 cm, 2 partbooks, ii, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, c.1725 edition. Preface in Ger by Winfried Michel. Wrappers. $20 [item no.4725]


SCHMELZ, R.P. Simperto, 18th c.

Fundamenta musica cantus artificialis, Das ist: musicalisch-Regular gestelltes, zwey theilig, Figural- und Choral-künstliches Sing-Fundament für all 4. Stimmen. [Stadtbibl., Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 27. Stuttgart, 2002. Oblong, 21 x 18 cm, 64 pp. Line-cut of the Ulm, 1752 edition. Hardbound in decorative paper. $35 [item no.7988]


SCHUBART, Christian Friedrich Daniel, 1739-1791

Schubart’s Karakter von seinem Sohn Ludwig Schubart.
Faksimile-Edition Theoretica, 6 Suttgart, 2011. 11 x 16 cm, 176, xx pp. Line-cut of the 1798 Erlangen edition. Schubart was an outspoken German critic, poet, musician and finally music director in Stuttgart; this is his son’s account of this turbulent life. Afterword by Christoph Öhm-Kühnle. Hardbound in decorative paper. $38 [item no.9263]


SEIDEL, Johann Christian Heinrich, 1743-1787

De musicae morumque cognatione. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 41. Stuttgart, 2009. 18 x 22 cm, 8 pp. Line-cut of the Hessel edition, Altdorf, 1765. Wrappers. $13 [item no.9116]


SELHOF, Nicolas, 1680-1758

Catalogue of the Music Library, Instruments and Other Property of Nicolas Selhof, Sold in the Hague; 1759. With an Introduction by A. Hyatt King.
Auction Catalogues of Music, 1. Amsterdam, 1973. 8º, xvi, 260 pp. Line-cut of the The Hague, 1759 edition. Selhof was a well established music bookseller in The Hague, and when he died on 24 Oct. 1758, he was a rich man with an estate of some 30,000 Guilder; included in this auction catalog are hundreds of first editions, music manuscripts and instruments. Wrappers. $116 [item no.3666]


SERRÉ, Jean Adam, 1704-1788

Essais zur les principes de l’harmonie. [Bibl. Nationale, Paris].
Hildesheim, 1986. 13 x 19 cm, 169 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1753 edition. Linen. $54 [item no.2577]


Essais sur les principes de l’harmonie.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/52. New York, 1967. Line-cut of the Paris, 1753 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2612]


Observations sur les principes de l’harmonie.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/53. New York, 1967. Line-cut of the Geneva, 1763 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2613]


SIMPSON, Christopher, c.1605-1669

The Division-Viol. Faksimile der 2. Aufl. London 1665. Übersetzt und kommentiert von Wolfgang Eggers. Mit einem Anhang: Aus Musick’s Monument von Thomas Mace und Übertragung aus dessen Tabulaturen.
Musikwissenschaftliche Schriften, 20. Munich, 1983. 8º, 202 pp. Line-cut, in reduced format, of the 2nd edition (bilingual, Latin/English), with a translation (on facing pages) and commentary in Ger. Includes Mace’s essay on the viola. Wrappers. $52 [item no.1236]


j The Division-Violist: or An Introduction to the Playing upon a Ground. [private collection].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 215. New York, [1998]. 20 x 33 cm, 78 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1659 edition (in English only). Wrappers. $28 [item no.7581]


SINN, Christophoro Alberto, c.1680-1729

Temperatura practica, Das ist: Grundrichtige Vergleichung der zwölff Semitoniorum in der Octave, samt einer Vorrede Herrn Caspari Calvoers, Wernigerode [1717]. Nachwort von Michael Behrens.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 17. Michaelstein, 1988. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, ii, 94, xi pp. Halftone of the Wernigerode, [1717] edition. Wrappers. $22 [item no.4219]


SOLER, Antonio, 1729-1783

Llave de la modulación.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/42. New York, 1967. 8˚, 272 pp. Line-cut of the Madrid, 1762 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2644]


Theórica y practica del temple para los órganos y claves (Edición facsímil).
Publicaciones de la Sociedad Española de Musicología, F/1. Madrid, 1983. 23 x 31 cm, 73 pp. Line-cut of the autograph. Preface in Sp by Samuel Rubio. Wrappers. $42 [item no.1870]


SORGE, Georg Andreas, 1703-1778

Der in Rechen und Meszkunst wohlerfahrne Orgelbaumeister, 1773. Together with Sorge’s Die Natur des Orgelklanges, 1771. Introduction and Notes by Carl O. Bleyle.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 23. Buren, nyp. 8º, Line-cut. Cloth. (also available in wrappers). [item no.3556]


Vorgemach der musicalischen Composition.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, c.300 pp. Line-cut of the Lobenstein, 1745-1747 edition. Linen. $148 [item no.3605]


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]


SPADI, Giovanni Battista, 17th c.

Libro de passaggi ascendenti e descendenti.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/55. Bologna, 3/ 2007. 17 x 25 cm, 31 pp. Line-cut of the A. Vincenti edition, Venice, 1624. Wrappers. $38 [item no.1285]


SPAGNA, Arcangelo, 1631-c.1720

Oratorii overo melodrammi sacri con un discorso dogmatico intorno l’istessa materia. A cura di Johann Herczog.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 25. Lucca, 1993. 23 x 31 cm, xxxi, 242 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1706 edition. Collection of 24 libretti by a member of the Arcadian Academy and contemporary of Corelli. Preceded by a valuable “Dogmatic Discourse on Oratorios”, the first historical survey of the birth and development of the genre. Introduction in It-Eng, bibliography & index. Wrappers. $42 [item no.3810]


SPONSEL, Johann U., 1721-1788

Orgelhistoire. Nürnberg 1771.
Bibliotheca Organologica, 18. Buren, 1968. 8º, 168 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $37 [item no.3554]


SULZER, Johann Georg, 1720-1779

Allgemeine Theorie der schönen Künste.
Hildesheim, 1967-1970. 8º, 5 vols: 3301 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1792-99 edition. An encyclopedia of fine art with extensive articles on music, half of which were by Johann Philipp Kirnberger and a few by his student, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. 4 vols plus index vol, linen. $687 [item no.4639]


SUPPIG, Friedrich, 18th c.

Labyrinthus musicus. Calculus musicus. Facsimile of the Manuscripts Paris, Bibliothèque du Conservatoire, Rés. F 211-212 (dated Dresden, 24 June 1722).
Tuning and Temperament Library, 3. Utrecht, 1990. 8º, 190 pp. Line-cut of the 1722 ms. Series of fantasias for organ in all 24 keys followed by a treatise on tuning and intervals. $74 [item no.2257]


TARTINI, Giuseppe, 1692-1770

De’ principj dell’ armonia musicale contenuta nel diatonico genere. Dissertazione. [Stadtbibl., Frankfurt].
Hildesheim, 1970. 16 x 23 cm, 132 pp. Line-cut of the Padua, 1767 edition. Linen. $45 [item no.2540]


De’ principj dell’ armonia musicale (Padua, 1767).
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/64. New York, 1967. Line-cut of the Padua, 1767 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.600]


Trattato di musica secondo la vera scienza dell’armonia. A Facsimile Edition of 1754 Padua Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/8. New York, 1966. 8º, 175, plus 1 foldout pp. Line-cut. Treatise in six sections. Includes one of the first scientific explanations of the “terzo suono” (the difference in tone that is heard below two notes in “just” intonation if they are sounded together loudly and clearly). Contains valuable information on Dalmatian folk music of the period. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.1894]


TERRASSON, Antoine, 18th c.

Dissertation historique sur la vielle où l’on examine l’origine et les progrès de cet instrument. Avec une digression sur l’histoire de la musique ancienne et moderne dédiée à Mademoiselle de ***.
Geneva, 1988. 10 x 17 cm, 117 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1741 edition. Wrappers. $35 [item no.3334]


TESSARINI, Carlo, 1690-c.1765

Gramatica di musica: insegno il modo facile, e breve per bene imparare di sonare il violino sù la parte. Urbino 1741.
Essercizî di Musica, 1. Rome, 1987. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, xvii, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Urbino, 1741 edition. Introduction in It-Eng by Luigi Rovighi. Wrappers. $24 [item no.1907]


TEVO, Zaccaria, 1651-c.1709

Il musico testore. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/47. Bologna, 1969. 18 x 25 cm, xv, 380 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1706 edition. Introduction in It by F. Alberto Gallo. Laid paper. Hardbound. $120 [item no.3751]


TIGRINI, Orazio, c.1535-1591

Il compendio della musica. A Facsimile of the 1588 Venice Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/25. New York, 1966. 18 x 24 cm, 146 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1588 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2609]


TODINI, Michele, 1636-d.?

Dichiarazione della Galleria Armonica, Roma, 1676. Edizione a curae di Patrizio Barbieri.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 2. Lucca, 1988. 11 x 16 cm, xxii, 92 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1676 edition. Introduction, bibliography and index. Cloth. $21 [item no.2895]


TOMLINSON, Kellom, 18th c.

A Work Book by Kellom Tomlinson. Commonplace Book of an 18th-Century English Dancing Master, A Facsimile Edition Edited by Jennifer Shennan.
Dance and Music, 6. Stuyvesant, 1992. 18 x 26 cm, x, 28, 68, ii pp. Line-cut of the hitherto unpublished ms. Tomlinson began writing a work book in 1708 during his apprenticeship with Thomas Caverley. The ms contains copies of existing publications including five dances from a French collection, a dance by Caverley, andsix dances composed by Tomlinson and performed at Lincolns Inn Fields Theater between 1716 and 1721. Hardbound. [item no.4320]


TORRES, Joseph de, c.1665-1738

[Method, keyboard/harp, accomp.] Reglas generales de acompañar, en órgano, clavicordio y harpa.
Música Facsímil, 28G. Madrid, 1983. Oblong, 17 x 12 cm, x, 288 pp. Line-cut of the Madrid 1702 & 1736 edition. Basso continuo treatises. Hardbound. $44 [item no.2258]


TOSI, Pietro Francesco, 1646-1732

(Agricola, Johann Friedrich) Anleitung zur Singkunst. Faksimile-Neudruck mit Nachwort und Kommentar von Kurt Wichmann. [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin].
Leipzig, 2/ 1993. 17 x 25 cm, xvi, 239 pp. Line-cut of the 1757 edition. Linen. $40 [item no.4661]


Observations on the Florid Song, or Sentiments on the Ancient and Modern Singers. Translated into English by Mr. Galliard.
Geneva, 1978. 8º, 214 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1743 edition. Wrappers. $56 [item no.3342]


Opinioni de’ cantori antichi, e moderni. A Facsimile of the 1723 Bologna Edition.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/133. New York, 1968. 15 x 22 cm, 121 pp. Line-cut of the original Italian edition, Bologna, 1723. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2596]


TROIANO, Massimo, 16th c.

Die Münchner Fürstenhochzeit von 1568. Dialoge. Zwiegespräche über die Festlichkeiten bei der Hochzeit des bayerischen Erbherzogs Wilhelm V. mit Renata von Lothringen, in München, im Februar 1568. Im Faksimile hrsg. ins Deutsche übertragen, mit Nachwort, Anmerkungen & Registern versehen von H. Leuchtmann.
Studien zur Landes- & Sozialgeschichte der Musik, 4. Munich, 1980. 8º, 494 pp. Line-cut of the 1569 edition. The Munich princely wedding from 1568 ranks as one of the greatest festivities of the 16th c., including the staging of works, masses, knightly and comic acrobatic displays, dinners, comedies, Latin plays, music, mascarades, dances, etc. The dialog is an important witness to Bavarian culture and its intricate knit with mainstream European and Italian elements. Provides a valuable report about courtly music under Orlando di Lasso’s supervision. Commentary & indices. Linen. $96 [item no.3485]


TROMLITZ, J.G., 1725-1805

[Method, flute] Ausführlicher und gründlicher Unterricht die Flöte zu spielen. 1791. With Introduction by Frans Vester. [Hague Municipal Museum, The Hague].
Flute Library, 1. Buren, 2/ 1985. 16 x 22 cm, vii, 408 pp. Line-cut of the A.F. Böhme edition, Leipzig, 1791. Hardbound. $120 [item no.2259]


[Method, flute (part 2)] Über die Flöten mit mehreren Klappen; deren Anwendung und Nutzen [nebst noch einigen . . . Aufsätzen. Als zweyter Theil zu meinen ausf. und gründl. Unterricht . . . Leipzig 1800]. With an Introduction by Karl Ventzke. [Gegevens Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague].
Flute Library, 2. Buren, 2/ 1991. 17 x 23 cm, xii, 153 pp. Line-cut of the A.F. Böhme edition, Leipzig, 1800. Hardbound. $95 [item no.2260]


TURNER, William, 1651-1740

Sound Anatomiz’d in a Philosophical Essay on Musick.
Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, II/127. New York, 1974. Line-cut of the London, 1724 edition. Laid paper, clothbound. [item no.2624]


UBERTI, Grazioso, c.1574-1650

Contrasto musico, opera dilettevolle. A cura di Giancarlo Rostirolla.
Musurgiana: Sources and Materials for the History and Theory of Music, 5. Lucca, 1991. 11 x 17 cm, lxviii, 157, 35 pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1630 edition. Essay on music history, morals, philosophical and juridical knowledge, by an amateur composer and man of culture, one who frequented all kinds of musical events, secular and religious. Introduction in It-Eng. Bibliography & index. Cloth. $50 [item no.3625]


VAUCANSON, Jacques de, 1709-1782

Le mécanisme du fluteur automate . . . An Account of the Automation of Image Playing the German Flute . . . Paris 1738, London 1742.
Flute Library, 5. Buren, 1979. 8º, xiv, 24, 24 pp. Line-cut. Introduction in Eng by David Lasocki. Cloth. $69 [item no.2173]


VECCHI, Orazio, 1550-1605

Mostra delli tuoni della musica. Trattato inedito di Orazio Vecchi. Introduzione e trascrizione: Mariarosa Pollastri; presentazione: Paolo Marenzi.
Deputazione di Storia Patria per le Antiche Provincie Modenesi, Biblioteca, nuova ser., 93. Modena, 1987. 8º, 44, 37 pp. Line-cut of a contemporary ms copy in the Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna. Edition of 350 copies. Wrappers. $18 [item no.4989]


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]


WERCKMEISTER, Andreas, 1645-1706

Erweiterte und verbesserte Orgel-Probe. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/44. Bologna, 1984. 16 x 22 cm, 109 pp. Line-cut of the 1698 edition. Laid paper. Cloth. $39 [item no.948]


[Harmonologia musica; Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse] Musiktheoretische Schriften: Harmonologia musica. Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse. Faksimile der Ausgaben Frankfurt/Leipzig 1702 und Quedlinburg, 1707. Mit einer Einführung (deustch-englisch) von Dietrich Bartel.
Laaber-Reprint, 2. Laaber, 2/ 2007. 15 x 21 cm, xxi, 296 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt, 1702 and Quedlinburg 1707 editions. Wrappers. $73 [item no.8507]


Musicae mathematicae hodegus curiosus oder Richtiger Musicalischer Weg-Weiser. [Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel].
Hildesheim, 1972. 15 x 22 cm, 179 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1687 edition. Linen. $57 [item no.2582]


Musicalische Temperatur [oder deutlicher und warer mathematischer Unterricht, wie man durch Anweisung des Monochordi ein Clavier, sonderlich die Orgel-Wercke, Positive, Regale, Spinetten, und dergleichen wol temperiert stimmen]. (Quedlinburg, 1691). Edited by Rudolf Rasch.
Tuning and Temperament Library, 1. Buren, 1983. 15 x 22 cm, 63, 114 pp. Line-cut of the Quedlinburg, 1691 edition. The author’s most famous treatise on tuning where, for the first time in history, the circle of fifths is given as the basis of tuning. Describes six tuning methods including his well-known unequal tuning. Cloth. $61 [item no.2127]


Musicalische Temperatur [oder deutlicher und warer mathematischer Unterricht, wie man durch Anweisung des Monochordi ein Clavier, sonderlich die Orgel-Wercke, Positive, Regale, Spinetten, und dergleichen wol temperiert stimmen]. (Quedlinburg, 1691). Edited by Rudolf Rasch.
Tuning and Temperament Library, 1. Buren, 1983. 15 x 22 cm, 63, 114 pp. Line-cut of the Quedlinburg, 1691 edition. The author’s most famous treatise on tuning where, for the first time in history, the circle of fifths is given as the basis of tuning. Describes six tuning methods including his well-known unequal tuning. Wrappers. $50 [item no.4892]


Die nothwendigsten Anmerckungen und Regeln wie der bassus continuus oder General-Baß wol könne tractiret werden. Reprint der 1. Auflage, Aschersleben (1698), herausgegeben von Eitelfriedrich Thom.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 9. Michaelstein, 1985. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, ii, 38 pp. Halftone of the Aschersleben, 1698 edition. Wrappers. $23 [item no.4213]


WETZEL, Johann Caspar, 18th c.

Analecta hymnica, das ist: merckwürdige Nachlesen zur Lieder-Histoire.
Hildesheim, nyp. 8º, 1368 pp. Line-cut of the Gotha, 1751-1756 edition. Linen. $354 [item no.3608]


WIEDEBURG, Michael Johann Friedrich, 1720-1800

Der sich selbst informirende Clavierspieler, oder, Deutlicher und leichter Unterricht zur Selbstinformation im Clavierspielen / Michael Johann Friedrich Wiedeburg ; herausgegeben, Harald Vogel ; mit einem biographischen Beitrag von Reinhard Ruge
Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte, 37. Wilhelmshaven, 2006. 18 x 26 cm, 254 pp. Cloth. $229 [item no.9127]


Anderer Theil des sich selbstinformierenden Clavierspielers oder deutlicher und gründlicher Unterricht zur Selbstinformation im Generalbaß. Faksimile des Erstdrucks Halle 1767. Mit einem Vorwort und Kommentar herausgegben von Harald Vogel.
Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte, 38. Wilhelmshaven, 2006. 18 x 26 cm, 560 pp. Cloth. $307 [item no.9128]


Dritter Theil des sich selbstinformierenden Clavier-Spielers, worin gezeiget wird wie ein Liebhaber der Music bey fleißiger Selbst-Information nicht allein nach und nach zum Fantasiren auf der Orgel und dem Clavier, sondern auch zu einer Geschicklichkeit, allerley musicalische Stücke zu seinem und anderer Vergnügen zu verfertigen und zu Componiren gelangen kan ... Faksimile des Erstdrucks Halle 1775. Herausgegeben von Harald Vogel.
Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte, 39. Wilhelmshaven, 2008. 18 x 26 cm, 2 vols, 948 pp. Line-cut of the Halle, 1775 edition. Cloth. $548 [item no.9129]


YSSANDON, Jean, fl.1555-1582

Traité de la musique pratique, divisé en deux parties / [Blockland de Montfort:] Instruction méthodique et fort facile pour apprendre la musique practique.
Geneva, 2/ 1998. 16 x 23 cm, 82 pp. Line-cut of the Paris & Lyon, 1582 & 1587 editions. Two complementary treatises on 16th c. music theory from the South of France. Hardbound. $61 [item no.3250]


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]


[Barley, William] A new Booke of Tabliture, [containing sundrie easie and familiar Instructions, shewing howe to attaine to the knowlege, to guide and dispose thy hand to play on sundry Instruments, as the Lute, Orpharion, and Bandora: Together with divers new Lessons to each of these Instruments]. [British Library, London].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 3. Stuttgart, 2000. Oblong, 20 x 17 cm, 108 pp. Line-cut of three companion methods printed for William Barley, respectively for lute, orpharion, and bandora. Hardbound in decorative paper. $54 [item no.7785]


Celestial Airs of Antiquity. Music of the Seven-String Zither of China. Edited by Bell Yung.
Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music, 5. Madison, 1997. 4º, 93, 64, 5 pp. Introduction, transcription into modern staff notation, and facsimile of six compositions for quqin (7-string zither) preserved in a three volume collection of notation called Shenqi Mipu (Celestial Airs of Antiquity). Includes CD recording of the works performed by Yao Bingyan (1920-1983), a noted master of the guqin. Wrappers. $81.55 [item no.7476]


A Choice Collection of Ayres for the Harpsichord or Spinett. With very Plain & Easey Directions for Young Beginners. [British Library, London].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 201. New York, [1998]. Oblong, 26 x 20 cm, 24 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1700 edition. Pieces by Blow, Piggot, J. Clarke, Barrett, Croft and others. Also contains Clarke’s “Prince of Denmark’s March”, also known as “Trumpet Voluntary”, erroneously attributed to Purcell. Wrappers. $18 [item no.7559]


Christout, Marie-Françoise. Le ballet de cour au XVIIe siècle / The Ballet de cour in the 17th Century.
Iconographie Musicale, 8. Geneva, 1983. 4º, c.240 pp. Beautiful iconography that examines the ballet from the court of Louis XII and Louis XIV through its choreographers, musicians and scenographers. Hardbound. $101 [item no.4135]


Compleat Instructions for the Fife, containing the Best and Easiest Directions to Learn that Instrument, with a Collection of the Most Celebrated Marches, Airs &c. Perform’d in the Guards & Other Regiments. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 158. New York, [1998]. Oblong, 27 x 18 cm, 38 pp. Line-cut of the London, n.d. edition. Anonymous anthology of tunes (some by C.F. Weideman), preceded by “new instructions for the fife”. Wrappers. $18 [item no.7556]


The Compleat Flute-Master or The Whole Art of Playing on ye Rechorder. A Facsimile of the 1695 First Edition with an Introduction and critical Commentary by Gerald Gifford, and Contributions by Jeanne Dolmetsch and Marianne Mezger. [Dolmetsch Library of Early Music, Haslemere].
Hebden Bridge, 2004. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, xxix, 30 pp. Line-cut of the first edition, London, 1695, based on the exemplar owned by Arnold Dolmetsch, upon which he taught himself to play recorder. Detailed preface with explanation of all the ornaments. Spiral binding. $32 [item no.8438]


The Continuo Companion. Sources for Basso Continuo Instruction in Facsimile. [Edited by] Nanette Gomory Lunde.
Columbus, 1988. 24 x 32 cm, viii, 204 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $50 [item no.3117]


Deutsche Gesangstraktate des 17. Jahrhunderts. Daniel Friderici: Musica figuralis oder Newe Unterweisung der Singe Kunst, Rostock 1638; Johann Andreas Herbst: Musica Moderna Prattica, ouero Maniera del Buon Canto, Frankfurt/Main 1668; Johann Crüger: Musica practicae praecepta brevia. Der rechte Weg zur Singekunst, Berlin, 1660. Herausgegeben von Florian Grampp.
Documenta Musicologica, I/43. Kassel, 2006. 16˚, 53, 724 pp. Line-cut of 3 complementary vocal treatises published in Germany in the 17th century. Hardbound. $50 [item no.8672]


Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers: “Chorégraphie”.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 26. Michaelstein, 1991. 15 x 21 cm, i, 11 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1753. Reprint of the extended article on “Chorégraphie”, including explanation of dance notation and one musical example. Wrappers. $3 [item no.4223]


[Faenza, Bibl. Comunale, 117] The Codex Faenza 117. Instrumental Polyphony in Late Medieval Italy Vol. I: Introductory Study; Vol. II: Facsimile Edition. Edited by Pedro Memelsdorff.
Ars Nova, Nuova Serie, 3. Lucca, 2012. 18 x 25 cm, 2 vols, 258; 212 pp. Deluxe full-color reproduction. A small unadorned parchment booklet, MS 117 of the Biblioteca Comunale Manfrediana in Faenza deals with a stunning quantity and unique quality of information on 14th- and 15th-c. Italian musical culture. The Codex is composed of two distinct and independent copying layers. The older one contains 50 non-texted intabulated diminutions generally assumed to be instrumental and dated within the first two decades of the 15th century. They comprise diminished versions of Italian and French songs by some of the major composers of the 14th and early 15th c., Jacopo da Bologna, Bartolino da Padova, Francesco Landini, Antonio Zacara da Teramo, Guillaume de Machaut, and Pierre des Molins, as well as polyphonic estampies and diminutions on dance-related and liturgical tenors, including the 3 earliest alternatim mass-pairs that have come down to us. The younger layer is an autograph by the Carmelite friar Johannes Bonadies, who in 1473 and 1474 used empty folios to add 16 music theory treatises, summaries or tables, and 22 mid- or late-fifteenth-century polyphonic settings, mostly composed by John Hothby, Bernardus Ycart, and Johannes de Erfordia, aside with some anonymous settings and a short Kyrie by Bonadies himself. Hardbound. $585 (more info... ) [item no.9299]


Frei, Constance. L’arco sonoro. Articulation et ornamentation: les différentes pratiques d’exécution pour violon en italie au XVIIe siècle.
Lucca, 2010. 8°, 636 pp. Wonderful treatment of the practical application of ornamentation for strings instruments (especially the violin), with hundreds of facsimiles of examples from source material. Indispensable resource for period instrument practice. In Fr. Wrappers. $64 (more info... ) [item no.9287]


Jambou, Louis. Compendio de el arte de organeria. Introducción y edición a cargo de Louis Jambon.
Publicaciones de la Sociedad Española de Musicología, F/3. Madrid, 1987. 17 x 24 cm, 16, 112 pp. Halftone of a fascinating Spanish manuscript from Granada detailing organ building. Dated 1830 and clearly tied to the catedral de Granada the work bears influence of Nasarre and Kircher and is an important testimony on organ building in Spain during the first half of the 19th century. Historical commentary in Sp. Wrappers. $49 (more info... ) [item no.1960]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. I. 1e, 2e, 3e année – 1833-1836.
Geneva, 1998. 4º, 416 pp. Line-cut of the Paris edition. Important and established periodical that reflects the French musical scene. Multifaceted articles dealing with opera, symphonic concerts, composers and performers, competitions, exhibitions, publishing, instrument making,etc. Hardbound. $354 [item no.7666]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. II. 1836-1838.
Geneva, 1996. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7358]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. III. 1838-1840.
Geneva, 1999. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7753]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. IV. 1840-1842.
Geneva, 1999. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7705]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. V. 1842-1844.
Geneva, 2000. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7789]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. VI. 1844-1846.
Geneva, 2000. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7790]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. VII. 1846-1848.
Geneva, 1999. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7728]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. VIII. 1848-1850.
Geneva, 2000. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7770]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. IX. 1850-1852.
Geneva, 2000. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7754]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. X. 1852-1854.
Geneva, 2000. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7795]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XI. 1854-1856.
Geneva, 2000. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7761]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XII. 1856-1858.
Geneva, 1998. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7631]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XIII. 1858-1860.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4615]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XIV. 1860-1862.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4691]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XV. 1862-1864.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4692]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XVI. 1864-1866.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4693]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XVII. 1866-1868.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4694]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XVIII. 1868-1871.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4695]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XIX/1. 1871-1872.
Geneva, 1998. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7632]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XIX/2. 1872-1873.
Geneva, 1996. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7359]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XX. 1873-1874; 1874-1875.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4776]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXI. 1875-1877.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4777]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXII. 1877-1879.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4778]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXIII/1. 46e année – 1879-1880.
Geneva, 1995. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7241]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXIII/II. 47e année – 1880-1881.
Geneva, 1995. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7242]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXIV. 1881-1882; 1882-1883.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4779]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXV. 1883-1884; 1884-1885.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4780]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXVI/1. 1885-1886.
Geneva, 1993. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4781]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXVI/2. 1886-1887.
Geneva, 1993. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4782]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXVII/1. 1888.
Geneva, 1993. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4783]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXVII/2. 1889.
Geneva, 1993. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4784]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXVIII. 1890-1891.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4785]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXIX. 1892-1893.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 420 pp. $354 [item no.4786]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXX/I. 60e année – 1894.
Geneva, 1995. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7243]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXX/II. 61e année – 1895.
Geneva, 1995. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.7244]


Le Ménestrel, Musique & théâtres. XXXI. 1896-1897.
Geneva, 1972. 4º, 416 pp. $354 [item no.4787]


[Methods, bassoon, France, 1600-1800] Basson – Méthodes et traités – Dictionnaires.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 1999. 4º, 136 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on the bassoon from these sources: Mersenne: Harmonie universelle - 1636; Trichet: Traité des instruments - c.a. 1640; Richelet: Dictionnaire de la langue française - 1680; Furetière: Dictionnaire universel - 1690; Brossard: Dictionnaire de musique - 1703; Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences (coyez Encyclopédie méthodique - 1788) - 1751; Béthisy: Exposition de la théorie - 1754; Garsault: Notionnaire, ou mémorial raisonné - 1761; Francoeur le Neveu: Diapason général de tous les instruments à vent - 1772; Hotteterre: Méthode pour apprendre à jouer en très peu de temps de la flûte traversière... augmentée... des tablatures de la clarinette et du basson (édition de Bailleux) - c.a. 1775; Laborde: Essai sur la musique (méthode de Pierre Cugnier) - 1780; Framery & Ginguené: Encyclopédie méthodique (reprend le texte de l'Encyclopédie) - 1788; Anonymous: Méthode de basson (manuscrit) - s.d.; Vanderbrock: Traité général de tous les instruments à vent - c.a. 1793; Ozy: Méthode nouvelle et raisonnée pour le basson - 1797. Wrappers. $48 [item no.7692]


[Methods, clarinet, France, 1600-1800] Clarinette – Méthodes et traités – Dictionnaires.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2000. 4º, iv, 299 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on the clarinet from these sources: Roeser: Principes de clarinette - 1760; Garsault: Notionnaire ou Mémorial raisonné - 1761; Roeser: Essai d'instruction à l'usage de ceux qui composent pour la clarinette et le cor - 1764; Francoeur Le Neveu: Diapason général de tous les instruments à vent - 1772; Corrette: Méthode raisonnée pour apprendre aisément à jouer de la flûte traversière [...] Nouvelle édition, revue corrigée et augmentée de la gamme de hautbois et de la clarinette - 1773; Hotteterre: Méthode pour apprendre à jouer en très peu de temps de la flûte traversière [...] augmentée [...] des tablatures de la clarinette et du basson - 1775; Laborde: Essai sur la musique 1780; Abraham: Principes de clarinette - 1780; Vanderhagen: Méthode nouvelle et raisonnée pour la clarinette - 1785; Framery & Ginguené: Encyclopédie méthodique (reprend le texte de l'Encyclopédie) - 1788; Anonymous: Gamme de la clarinette - 1790; Vanderbrock: Traité général de tous les instruments à vent - 1793; Blasius: Nouvelle méthode de clarinette - 1796; Vanderhagen: Nouvelle méthode de clarinette (1. partie) - 1798; Yost: Méthode de clarinette - 1800. Hardbound. $95 [item no.7818]


[Methods, clavecin, France, 1600-1800, part 1] Clavecin. Méthodes – Traités – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume I: Anonyme, d’Anglebert, Chambonnières, Couperin (1-2), Corrette (1), Dagincourt, Dandrieu, Daquin, Denis, Dieupart, Dornel, Forqueray, Furetière, Jollage, Lebèque, Le Gallois, Le Roux, Mersenne, Mondonville, Rameau (1-2-3), Saint-Lambert, Royer, Van Helmont.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2002. 4º, 213 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on the harpsichord from these sources: Mersenne: Harmonie universelle - 1636; Denis: Traité de l’accord de l’espinette - 1650; Chambonnières: Les pièces de clavessin - 1670; Anonymous: Tablature pour le clavecin - s.d.; Lebègue: Les pieces de clavessin - 1677; Le Gallois: Lettre de Mr Le Gallois - 1680; Henry d'Anglebert: Pièces de clavecin - 1689; Furetière: Dictionnaire universel - 1690; Dieupart: Six suittes de clavessin - 1701; Saint-Lambert: Les principes du clavecin - 1702; Leroux: Pièces de clavessin - 1705; Couperin: Pieces de clavecin - 1713; Couperin: L’art de toucher le clavecin - 1717; Rameau: Pieces de clavecin - 1724; Dandrieu: Livre de pieces de clavecin - 1724; Rameau; Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin - 1728; Dornel: Pieces de clavecin - 1731; Dagincourt: Pieces de clavecin - 1733; Corrette: 1. livre de pieces de clavecin - 1734; Daquin: 1. livre de pieces de clavecin - 1735; Rameau: Pieces de clavecin - 1736; Helmont: Pieces de clavecin - 1737; Jollage: 1. livre de pieces de clavecin - 1738; Royer: Pieces de clavecin - 1737; Forqueray: Pieces de viole (…) mises en pieces de clavecin - 1747; Mondonville: Pieces de clavecin avec voix ou violon - 1748. Wrappers. $78 [item no.8169]


[Methods, clavecin, France, 1600-1800, part 2] Clavecin. Méthodes – Traités – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume II: Ancelet, Bemetzrieder (1-2), Béthisy, Corrette (2), Diderot, Duphly (1-2), Encyclopédie, Encyclopédie méthodique, Francœur, Foucquet (1-2), Garsault, Laborde, Macquer, Marpurg, Rameau (4), Rousseau, Simon.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2002. 4º, 231 pp. Line-cut of original articles or treatises on the harpsichord from these sources: Corrette: Les amusements du Parnasse - 1749; Foucquet Pierre Claude: Les caractères de la paix - 1749; Foucquet: 2. livre de pieces de clavecin - 1751; Encyclopédie: Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné - 1751/1772; Duphly: 3. livre de pieces de clavecin - 1756; Ancelet: Observations sur la musique - 1757; Rameau: Code de musique pratique - 1760; Garsault: Notionnaire - 1761; Simon: Pieces de clavecin - 1761; Béthisy: Exposition de la théorie - 1764; Rousseau: Dictionnaire de la musique - 1768; Duphly: Du doigter - c.1769; Diderot: Manuscrit autographe - s.d.; Bemetzrieder: Leçons de clavecin - 1771; Francoeur: Diapason général - 1772; Macquer: Dictionnaire raisonné - 1773; Laborde: Essai sur la musique - 1780; Bemetzrieder: Nouvelles leçons de clavecin - 1783; Encyclopédie: Encyclopédie méthodique, arts et métiers mécaniques - 1788; Marpurg Friedrich Wilhelm: L’art de toucher le clavecin - c.1797. Wrappers. $84 [item no.8170]


[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, 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]


[Methods, harp, France, 1600-1800, part 1] Harpe. Méthodes – Traites – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume I: Cardon, Corbelin, Encyclopédie, Garsault, Hochbrücker, Laborde, Macquer, Mersenne, Meyer (1-2), Trichet.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2002. 4º, 255 pp. Line-cut of 11 original articles or treatises on the harp, from Mersenne (1636) to Cardon (1784). Wrappers. $89 [item no.8166]


[Methods, harp, France, 1600-1800, part 2] Harpe. Méthodes – Traites – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume II: Anonyme (1), Cousineau (1), Ragué (1-2).
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2002. 4º, 282 pp. Line-cut of 4 original articles or treatises on the harp, from Cousineau (1784) to an anonymous work (1787). Wrappers. $93 [item no.8167]


[Methods, horn, France, 1600-1800] Cor – Méthodes – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Ancelet - Encyclopédie - Encyclopédie méthodique - Francoeur le neveau - Garsault - Hampel et Stich - Ladorde - Mersenne - Roeser - Serre de Rieux - Trichet - Vandenbrock (1-2-3).
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2003. 4º, 312 pp. Integrale collection of facsimiles of theoretical-technical writings on the horn. Contents: Mersenne: Harmonie Universelle - 1636; Trichet: Traité des instruments - c.1640; Serre de Rieux: Les dons des enfans de Latone - 1734; Encyclopédie: Article sur le cor - 1751/177; Ancelet: Observations sur la musique - 1757; Garsault: Notionnaire, ou mémorial raisonné - 1761; Roeser: Essai d’instruction - 1764; Francoeur: Diapason général - 1772; Laborde: Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne - 1780; Encyclopédie Méthodique: Article sur le cor - 1788; Venderbrock: Traité général de tous les instruments à vent - c.1793; Vanderbrock: Méthode nouvelle et raisonnée - c.1797; Hampel/Stich: Seule et vraie méthode c.1798; Vanderbrock: Suite de la méthode ou manière d’enseigner à donner du cor - c.1800. Wrappers. $100 [item no.8380]


[Methods, lute, France, 1500-1800, part 1] Luth. Méthodes - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Ouvrages généraux. [Deux volumes réalisés par Joël Dugot]. Volume 1: Bonaventure des Périers, Fine (1-2), Le Roy (1-2), Phalèse.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 192 pp. Line-cut of 6 essays or treatises on the lute, organized chronologically from Bonaventure des Périers to Phalèse. Wrappers. $71 [item no.8465]


[Methods, lute, France, 1500-1800, part 2] Luth. Méthodes - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Ouvrages généraux. [Deux volumes réalisés par Joël Dugot]. Volume 2: Bésard (1-2-3), Encyclopédie méthodique, Garsault, Gaultier (D.), Gaultier (D. et E.), Laborde, Mersenne, Mouton, Perinne (1-2-3), Trichet, Vallet.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 200 pp. Line-cut of 15 essays or treatises on the lute, organized chronologically from Bésard to Vallet. Wrappers. $75 [item no.8466]


[Methods, oboe, France, 1600-1800] Le hautbois – Méthodes et Traités – Dictionnaires – Préfaces des Œuvres – Correspondances. Réalisée par Philippe de Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 1999. 4º, 250 pp. The complete theoretical writings on the oboe. Includes essays or treatises by Mersenne, Trichet, Richelet, Furetière, Freillon-Poncein, Brossard, Hotteterre, Béthisy, Garsault, Francoeur, Corrette, Labord, Framery, Van der Hagen, Vanderbrock, & Garnier. Wrappers. $79 [item no.7673]


[Methods, oboe, Great Britain, 1600-1860, parts 1-2] Oboe-Great Britain 1600-1860. Méthodes, études, ouvrages généraux. Deux volumes réalisés par Geoffrey Burgess.
Méthodes et Traités, VI. Courlay, 2006. 4º, 2 vols, 544 pp. Line-cut, arranged chronologically, of 16 treatises on the oboe by an anonymous writer, Banister, Braun, Busby, Chambers, Danneley, Gehot, Hawkins, Hogarth, Mandel, Prelleur, Sadler, Tans’ur, Wragg, Wilson, and Barret. Wrappers. $181 [item no.8735]


[Methods, organ, integrale source, parts 1-5] Orgue. Méthodes - Ouvrages sur la facture - Ouvrages sur le mélange des jeux - Préfaces - Extraits d’ouvrages généraux - Dictionnares et encyclopédies - Cérémonials. Cinq volumes réalisés par Jean Saint-Arroman et Jean-Christophe Tosi.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 5 vols, 1,232 pp. Line-cut. Collection of theoretical writings on the organ, arranged chronologically, from the mid 16th c. to Silbermann. Indispensable resources for all students of the organ. Wrappers. $336 [item no.8531]


[Methods, organ, integrale source, part 1] Orgue. Méthodes - Ouvrages sur la facture - Ouvrages sur le mélange des jeux - Préfaces - Extraits d’ouvrages généraux - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Cérémonials. Volume I: Anonymous (1-2-3-4) - Mersenne - Nivers (1) - Sainte-Catherine - Sonnet - Titelouze (1-2) - Trichet.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 224 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $83 [item no.8532]


[Methods, organ, integrale source, part 2] Orgue. Méthodes - Ouvrages sur la facture - Ouvrages sur le mélange des jeux - Préfaces - Extraits d’ouvrages généraux - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Cérémonials. Volume II: Ancelet - D’Anglebert - Anomymes (5-6-7-8-9-10-11) - Bollioud de Mermet - Boyvin (1-2) - Chaumont - Clérambault - G. Corrette - M. Corrette (1-2-3) - Dandrieu - Dodart -Encyclopédie - Garsault - Gigault (1-2) - Jullien - Lebégue (1-2) - Moucherel - Nivers (2-3) - Raison - Rameau - Riepp - Sauveur.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 248 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $83 [item no.8533]


[Methods, organ, integrale source, part 3] Orgue. Méthodes - Ouvrages sur la facture - Ouvrages sur le mélange des jeux - Préfaces - Extraits d’ouvrages généraux - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Cérémonials. Volume III: Dom Bédos (textes).
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 288 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $93 [item no.8534]


[Methods, organ, integrale source, part 4] Orgue. Méthodes - Ouvrages sur la facture - Ouvrages sur le mélange des jeux - Préfaces - Extraits d’ouvrages généraux - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Cérémonials. Volume IV: Anonymes (1-2) - Benault - Dom Bédos (planches) - Engramelle - Macquer.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 288 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $93 [item no.8535]


[Methods, organ, integrale source, part 5] Orgue. Méthodes - Ouvrages sur la facture - Ouvrages sur le mélange des jeux - Préfaces - Extraits d’ouvrages généraux - Dictionnaries et encyclopédies - Cérémonials. Volume V: Clicquot - M. Corrette (4) - Encyclopédie méthodique - Laborde - Silbermann.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 184 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $69 [item no.8536]


[Methods, recorder] Les 3 méthodes de flute a bec en France à l’époque baroque recueillies et présentées par Laurence Pottier. Loulié, Freillon Poncein, Hotteterre.
Bourg-la-Reine, 1996. 4˚, vi, 50 pp. New edition of “Méthode pour apprendre à jouer de la flûte douce” (Loulié), and line-cut reproductions of “La veritable manière d’apprendre a jouer” (Freillon Poncein, recorder section only) and “Principes de la flûte traversière” (Hotteterre). Introduction in Fr. Cloth. $48 [item no.8392]


[Methods, recorder, Europe, part 4] Flûte à bec. Quatre volumes réalisés par Susi Möblmeier et Frédérique Thouvenot.
Méthodes et Traités, III. Courlay, 2006. 4º, 227 pp. Line-cut. Treatises by 6 anonymous writers, Bonanni, Douwes, Freillon-Poncein, Hawkins, Hotteterre-le-Romain, Minguet y Yrol, Sadler, Stanesby, Tans’ur, Verschuere Reijnvaen, Wather, & Wright. Wrappers. $104 [item no.8717]


[Methods, viola da gamba, France, 1600-1800] Viole de gambe – Méthodes et traités – Dictionnaires – Préfaces des Œuvres – Correspondances. Réalisée par Philippe de Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 1997. 4º, 4, 220 pp. The complete theoretical writings on the viola da gamba. Contents: Caix d’Hervelois, M. Corrette, Danoville, Demachy, Encyclopédie, Encyclopédie méthodique, A. Forqueray, J.B.A. Forqueray, Furetière, Heudeline, H. Le Blanc, Laborde, Loulié, M. Marais, R. Marais, Mersenne, Morel, J. Rousseau, J.J. Rouseau, Trévoux, Trichet. Index. Wrappers. $73 [item no.7432]


[Methods, viol, Italy, 1600-1800, part 1] Viole de gambe. Méthodes – Traités – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume I: Alfonso della Viola – Da Leno – Dalla Casa – Ganassi (1-2) – Lanfranco – Ortiz.
Méthodes et Traités, IV. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 249 pp. Line-cut of 7 original articles or treatises on the viol. Contents: Da Leno: Tavola di accordatura - 15th c.; Lanfranco: Scintille di musica - 1533; Alfonso della Viola: Il modo de sonar - c.1536; Ganassi: Regola Rubertina - 1542; Ganassi: Lettione seconda - 1543; Ortiz: Tratado de glosas - 1553; Dalla Casa: Il vero modo - 1584. Wrappers. $93 [item no.8414]


[Methods, viol, Italy, 1600-1800, part 2] Viole de gambe. Méthodes – Traités – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume II: Anonyme (1) – Banchieri (1-2) – Cerone – Cerreto – Doni (1-2) – Marinati – Rognoni (1) – Virgiliano – Zacconi.
Méthodes et Traités, IV. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 286 pp. Line-cut of 11 original articles or treatises on the viol. Contents: Marinati: Somma di tutte le scienze - 1587; Rognoni: Passagi per potersi essecitare - 1592; Zacconi: Prattica di musica utile et necessaria - 1592; Anon.: Tavola per l’accordatura delle viole - 16th c.; Virgiliano: Il dolcimelo - c.1600; Cerreto: Della prattica musica vocale - 1601; Banchieri: L’organo suonarino - 1605; Banchieri: Conclusioni nel suono dell organo - 1609; Cerone: El Melopeo - 1613, Doni: Compendio del trattato - 1635; Doni: Annotazioni aopra il compendio - 1640. Wrappers. $91 [item no.8415]


[Methods, viol, Italy, 1600-1800, part 3] Viole de gambe. Méthodes – Traités – Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies – Ouvrages généraux. Volume III: Anonyme (2) – Doni (3) – Kircher – Rognoni (2).
Méthodes et Traités, IV. Courlay, 2004. 4º, 215 pp. Line-cut of 4 original articles or treatises on the viol. Contents: Rognoni: Selva de varii passaggi - 1620; Kircher: Musurgia universalis - 1650; Doni: Lyra Barberina - 1763; Anon.: Modo ó sia regola - 18th c. Wrappers. $79 [item no.8416]


[Methods, violin. Germany-Austria, 1600-1800, part 1] Violon. The Complete Theoretic Documentation on the Violin in 4 Books. Realisation by Siegbert Rampe & Dominik Sackmann.
Méthodes et Traités, VII. Courlay, 2007. 4º, 272 pp. Line-cut of 10 original articles or treatises on the violin, including works by Hans Gerle, Matthias Kelz, Johann Jacob Prinner, Georg Muffat (2), Daniel Speer, Joseph Friedrich Bernhard Caspar Majer, Johann Philipp Eisel, Maurus Buohl, and one anonymous treatise. Wrappers. $84 [item no.8861]


[Methods, violin. Germany-Austria, 1600-1800, part 2] Violon. The Complete Theoretic Documentation on the Violin in 4 Books. Realisation by Siegbert Rampe & Dominik Sackmann.
Méthodes et Traités, VII. Courlay, 2007. 4º, 304 pp. Line-cut of Leopold Mozart’s treatise on the violin. Wrappers. $91 [item no.8862]


[Methods, violin. Germany-Austria, 1600-1800, part 3] Violon. The Complete Theoretic Documentation on the Violin in 4 Books. Realisation by Siegbert Rampe & Dominik Sackmann.
Méthodes et Traités, VII. Courlay, 2007. 4º, 200 pp. Line-cut of 3 original articles or treatises on the violin, including works by George Simon Löhlein, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, and Karl Tauber von Tauberfurt. Wrappers. $73 [item no.8863]


[Methods, violin. Germany-Austria, 1600-1800, part 4] Violon. The Complete Theoretic Documentation on the Violin in 4 Books. Realisation by Siegbert Rampe & Dominik Sackmann.
Méthodes et Traités, VII. Courlay, 2007. 4º, 304 pp. Line-cut of 6 original articles or treatises on the violin, including works by Francesco Geminiani, Giuseppe Tartini, F.A.W. (anonymous), Johann Adam Hiller, Ignaz Schweigl, and George Simon Löhlein. Wrappers. $91 [item no.8864]


[Methods, violin. Italy, 1600-1800, part 1] Violon. Trois volumes réalisés par Alessandro Moccia. Méthodes – Traités – Ouvrages généraux. Volume I: Bismantova, Geminiani (1-2), Tartini (1), Tessarini (1), Virgiliano, Zannetti.
Méthodes et Traités, IV. Courlay, 2002. 4º, 320 pp. Line-cut of 7 original articles or treatises on the violin, from Virgiliano (c.1600) to Geminiani (1752). Wrappers. $100 [item no.8163]


[Methods, violin. Italy, 1600-1800, part 2] Violon. Trois volumes réalisés par Alessandro Moccia. Méthodes – Traités – Ouvrages généraux. Volume II: Anonyme, Campagnoli (1), Galeazzi, Leone, Lolli, Panerai, Rangoni, Signoretti, Tartini (2-3), Tessarini (2-3), Zuccari.
Méthodes et Traités, IV. Courlay, 2002. 4º, 339 pp. Line-cut of 13 original articles or treatises on the violin, from Tessarini (c.1760) to Galeazzi (1796). Wrappers. $100 [item no.8164]


[Methods, violoncello, France, 1600-1800] Violoncelle – Méthodes et traités – Dictionnaires – Préfaces des Œuvres. Réalisée par Philippe Lescat et Jean Saint-Arroman.
Méthodes et Traités, I. Courlay, 1998. 4º, 4, 256 pp. The complete theoretical writings on the violoncello, including writings on or exercises for the instrument. Contents: Brossard: Dictionnaire de musique - 1703; Corrette: Méthode théorique et pratique - 1741; Ancelet: Observations sur la musique - 1757; Lepin: Six sonates pour le violoncelle - 1772; Cupis: Méthode nouvelle et raisonnée - 1772; Tillière: Méthode pour le violoncelle - 1774; Azaïs: Méthode de basse - c.1775; Laborde: Essai sur la musique - 1780; Framery et Ginguené.: Encyclopédie méthodique - 1788; Raoul: Méthode de violoncelle - c.1797. Wrappers. $79 [item no.7601]


Querelle des Gluckistes et des Piccinnistes. Texte des pamphlets avec introduction, commentaires et index de François Lesure.
Geneva, 1984. 8º, 2 vols, c.1140 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, Lausanne, Geneva, Berlin, Amsterdam & London editions. Contains Abbé Leblond’s work “Memoires useful to the history of the musical revolution carried out by M. le chevalier Gluck”, plus a volume comprising 12 pamphets and lampoons which appeared between 1774 and 1779 and which complete the preceding work. Wrappers, in 2 vols. $242 [item no.3319]


Sentiment d’un harmoniphile sur différens ouvrages de musique. Ouvrage rédigé par A.J. Labbet, abbé de Morambert et A. Léris.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 174 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1756 edition. Considered the earliest French periodical devoted to music. Valuable biographies of contemporary composers (Calvière, Royer, Campra, etc.), critical analyses of theoretical works, reports of concerts and musical activities. Hardbound. $71 [item no.3328]


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]


Universal-Lexikon aller Wissenschaften und Künste: “Tantzen”.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 28. Michaelstein, 1991. 15 x 21 cm, i, 23 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1744 edition. Reprint of the extended article on “Tantzen”. Wrappers. $4 [item no.4224]


Wernigeröder Tanzbüchlein. Reprint der Ausgabe von 1786. Mit einem Nachwort von Ernst Kiehl. Herausgegeben von Eitelfriedrich Thom. [Heimats- & Skimuseum, Braunlage].
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 32. Michaelstein, [1993]. Oblong, 18 x 12 cm, iii, 148 fac, x pp. Halftone of a fascinating dance ms from Wernigerode dating from 1786. Contains a diverse collection of dances (anglaises, cottilions, quadrilles, menuets, ecossaises, marches, polonaises, etc.) with the melody provided in violin clef and dance steps (for about one third of the pieces) sketched on the lower part of the page. Afterword. Wrappers. $28 [item no.4731]


MODERN EDITIONS

Couperin, F. Œuvres didactiques (Règle pour l’accompagnement; L’art de toucher le clavecin).
François Couperin: Œuvres Complètes, I. Monaco, nyp. 4º, Wrappers. [item no.5451]


Hsu, John. A Handbook of French Baroque Viol Technique.
New York, 1981. 4˚, iv, 51 pp. Wrappers. $25 [item no.6882]


Quantz, Johann Joachim. Trattato sul flauto traverso a cura di Sergio Balestracci.
Musica Ragionata, 4. Lucca, 1992. 12º, xxiii, 456, 24 pp. Quantz’s “Versuch einer Einleitung, die Flöte” zu spielen translated for the first time in Italian from a manuscript in G.B. Martini’s library. Wrappers. $34 [item no.5611]


Ruiz de Ribayaz, Lucas. Luz y norte musical. Harp Tablature Transcribed and Edited with a Summary of the Introduction by Astrid Nielsch and Andrew Lawrence-King.
Huntingdon, n.d. 8º, 36 pp. New practical edition. Wrappers. $15 [item no.6221]


Tosi, Pier Francesco. Observations on the Florid Song. Translated by Mr. Galliard. Edited with Additional Notes by Michael Pilkington.
London, 1987. 8º, x, 93 pp. This 18th-century bel canto manual includes ornamentation, cadences, divisions and recitatives. It is an invaluable reference work for all performers concerned with period authenticity. Wrappers. $26 [item no.6503]


Tosi, Pier Francesco. Opinioni de’cantori antichi e moderni di Pier Francesco Tosi con note ed esempi di Luigi Leonesi.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/50. Bologna, 2/ 1985. 8º, 140 pp. (Rpt. of Naples, 1904 edition). New edition of the Tosi original, with added material. Wrappers. Last copy. $35 [item no.5306]


Vallotti, P. Francescantonio. Trattato della moderna musica.
Padova, 1950. 8º, xxx, 528 pp. New edition of an important treatise, hitherto unpublished, based on the autograph ms conserved in the Archivio della Cappella Musicale, Padova. Vallotti (1697-1780), Maestro di cappella at the church of St. Anthony at Padua from 1730-1780, was one of the best composers in Italy during the 18th c. Introduction P. Giancarlo Zanon. Limited edition. Wrappers. $74 [item no.5015]


MONOGRAPHS

[Accademici Filarmonici, Bologna] Vite ed elogi di Accademici Filarmonici di Bologna.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/39. Bologna, 1971. 8º, 408 pp. Cloth. $60 [item no.5336]


Rossi, Francesco Rocco. De musica mensurabili. Manuale di notazione rinascimentale.
Lucca, 2013. 17 x 24 cm, 11 + 236 pp. Wrappers. $41 [item no.6781]


Barthel, Laura, & Alain Roudier. Mon bien cher Oncle: Correspondence de Pierre Erard à Sebastien Erard. I - 1814-1817.
Geneva, 2006. 8°, 239 pp. Wrappers. $71 [item no.6624]


Barthel, Laura, & Alain Roudier. Mon bien cher Oncle: Correspondence de Pierre Erard à Sebastien Erard. II - 1818-1821.
Etobon, 2010. 8°, 239 pp. Wrappers. $58 [item no.9382]


Barthel, Laura, & Alain Roudier. Mon bien cher Oncle: Correspondence de Pierre Erard à Sebastien Erard. III- 1822-1831.
Etobon, 2009. 8°, 239 pp. Wrappers. (in process of continuation, standing orders invited) $58 [item no.9383]


Bonaventura, Arnaldo. Boccaccio e la musica.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 4. Bologna, 1975. 8º, 44 pp. (Rpt. of 1914 edition). Preface by Giuseppe Vecchi. Wrappers. $16 [item no.5092]


Bonaventura, Arnaldo. Dante e la musica.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, V/13. Bologna, 1978. 8º, 337 pp. (Rpt. of Livorno, 1904 edition). Hardbound. $40 [item no.5407]


Bouckaert, Bruno. Cantus 21. Mémoires du chant. Le livre de musique d’Isidore de Séville à Edmond de Coussemaker. Sous la direction de Bruno Bouckaert. Contributeurs: Florence Albaret, Véronique Denolf, Sandrine Dumont, Nele Gabriëls, Valérie Guéant, Barbara Haggh-Huglo, Thiphaine Hébert, Sofie Taes, Bruno Bouckaert, Johan Eeckeloo, Michel Huglo, Gilbert Huybens, Pierre-Jacques Lamblin, Christian Meyer, Damien Top.
Cantus 21: Patrimoine Musical du Nord de la France. Neerpelt, 2007. 24 x 29 cm, 240pp. From 19 Nov. 2005 to 18 Feb. 2006 four exhibitions, entitled “Cantus21. Patrimoine musical du Nord de la France”, were organized in Cambrai (Maison Falleur/Médiathèque municipale), Douai (Bibl. municipale and Musée de la Chartreuse) and Bailleul (Musée Benoît-De-Puydt). This exceptionally beautiful and illustrated publication is the scholarly outcome of this event containing detailed descriptions of, and commentaries on more than 150 manuscripts, prints, treatises and archival documents. 2 sections are dedicated mainly to plainchant sources and liturgical manuscripts, one elaborates on sources of polyphony and music theory from the North of France and a final section is dedicated to Charles Edmond Henri de Coussemaker (1805-1876), who was a pioneer in listing and studying music sources from the North of France. A lot of attention is paid to his vast private collection (more than 1600 books, prints and mss) and to the large number of pieces which found their way into the collections of the Brussels Royal Library and the Library of the Brussels Royal Conservatory. Wrappers. $59 (more info... ) [item no.8928]


Caraci Vela, Maria. La filologia musicale. Istituzioni, storia, strumenti critici. I: Fondamenti storici e metodologi della filologia musicale.
Lucca, 2005. 8º, 248 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6568]


Caraci Vela, Maria. La filologia musicale. Istituzioni, storia, strumenti critici. I: Fondamenti storici e metodologi della filologia musicale. Volume II. Approfondimenti.
Lucca, 2009. 8º, viii, 324 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6857]


Caraci Vela, Maria. La filologia musicale. Istituzioni, storia, strumenti, critici. Volume III. Antologia di contributi filologici.
Lucca, 2013. 17 x 24 cm, xii, 698 pp. Wrappers. $80 [item no.6763]


Carchiolo, Salvatore. Una perfezione d’armonia meravigliosa. Prassi cembalo-organistica del basso continuo italiano dalle origini all’inizio del XVIII secolo.
Lucca, 2006. 8º, xii, 395 pp. Survey and analysis of basso continuo practice from the early baroque to the beginning of the 18th c. Wrappers. $56 [item no.6634]


Casimiri, R. & L. Callegari. Cantori, maestri, organisti della Cappella Lateranense negli Atti Capitolari (sec. XV-XVII). Revisione e aggiornamenti di Laura Callegari.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Note d’Archivio: Bibliografica, Biografia e Storia, 6. Bologna, 1984. 8º, 260 pp. Wrappers. $32 [item no.5027]


Chegai, Andrea & Cecilia Luzzi. Petrarca in musica. Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi Arezzo, 18-20 marzo 2004. A cura di Andrea Chegai e Cecilia Luzzi.
Lucca, 2005. 8°, vii, 562 pp. Wrappers. $80 [item no.6607]


Chilesotti, Oscar. Studi sulla chitarra e altri scritti.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/110. Bologna, 1975. 8º, 35, 244 pp. Collection of 13 essays, together with biographical material by Giuseppe Vecchi and Vito Fedeli. Cloth. $48 [item no.5365]


Christensen, Jesper Bøke. 18th Century Continuo Playing. A Historical Guide to the Basics. Translated by J. Bradford Robinson.
Kassel, 2002. Oblong, 28 x 21 cm, 155 pp. A wonderful overview and tutor of continuo practice—1690 to 1735—based on the historical sources. Hardbound. $48 [item no.6620]


Coin, Christophe & Susan Orlando. The Italian Viola da Gamba. Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Italian Viola da Gamba. Christophe Coin et Susan Orlando, directors. Magnano, Italy, 29 April - 1 May 2000.
Limoges, 2002. 8º, 223 pp. Contents: Early Evidence of the Viola da Gamba in Italy (Renato Meucci); “Wherein the most complete Harmony was heard”: The Viola da Gamba in Cromatic and Enharmonic Music in Seventeeth-Century Rome (Martin Kirnbauer); Monteverdi, the Viola Bastarda Player (James Bates); An Eighteenth-Century Italian Treatise and Other Clues to the History of the Viola da Gamba in Italy (Vittorio Ghielmi); The Viola da Gamba in Cremona (Carlo Chiesa); Problems of Authenticity in Sixteenth-Century Italian Viols and the Brussels Collection (Karel Moens); The Viola Bastarda and the Art of Improvising (Paolo Pandolfo); Italian Instruments in a List of Extant Viols Made before 1900 (Thomas G. MacCracken); Violin Traits in Italian Viol Building, Rule or Exception? (Myrna Herzog); Real Gut Strings: Some New Experiments in Historical Stringing (Oliver Webber); The System and Proportions of Baring on Viols (Luc Breton); A Study of Three Viols Attributed to Antonio Ciciliano (Simone Zopf); The “Antonio Ciciliano à Venetia” Viol in the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna (Marco Tiella). Introduction in Eng-It-Fr (articles all in Eng). Wrappers. $66 [item no.8868]


Dalmonte, Rossana. Il nuovo in musica. Estetiche tecnologie linguaggi. Atti del convegno (Trento, 18-20 gennaio 2008). A cura di Rossana Dalmonte, Francesco Spampinato.
Lucca, 2008. 17 x 21 cm, xii, 317 pp. Proceedings of the international conference, Trento, January 18-20, 2008. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6850]


Davidsson, Åke. Bibliographie der Musiktheoretischen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts. Mit 25 Faksimiles.
Bibliotheca Bibliographica Aureliana, IX. Baden-Baden, 1962. 16 x 24 cm, 99 pp. Catalog of printed music-theoretical works from the 16th c. Entries include title, publisher, year and references to the secondary literature. With 25 line-cut facsimiles. Bibliography and index. Wrappers. $35 [item no.2775]


Del Fra, Luca. Commercio di lettere intorno ai Principj dell’Armonia fra il Signor Giuseppe Tartini; ed il Co. Giordano Riccati. A cura di Luca Del Fra.
Musicalia, [8]. Lucca, 2007. 8º, 181 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6651]


Fabris, Dinko. Mecenati e musici. Documenti sul patronato artistico dei Bentivoglio di Ferrara nell’epoca di Monteverdi (1585-1645).
Con Notazioni, 4. Lucca, 1999. 8º, 515 pp. Wrappers. $67 [item no.6264]


[Geschichte der Musiktheorie, v.6] Hören, Messen und Rechnen in der frühen Neuzeit. Von Carl Dahlhaus, Sigalia Dostrovsky/John T. Cannon, Mark Lindley, Daniel P. Walker.
Geschichte der Musiktheorie, 6. Darmstadt, 1987. 8º, xi, 402 pp. Linen. $69 [item no.5855]


[Geschichte der Musiktheorie, v.7] Italienische Musiktheorie im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert. Antikenrezeption und Satzlehre von F. Alberto Gallo, Renate Groth, Claude V. Palisca, Frieder Rempp.
Geschichte der Musiktheorie, 7. Darmstadt, 1989. 8º, xi, 418 pp. Linen. $58 [item no.5849]


[Geschichte der Musiktheorie, v.8.1] Deutsche Musiktheorie des 15. bis 17. Jahrhunderts. Zweiter Teil. Von Calvisius bis Mattheson von Werner Braun.
Geschichte der Musiktheorie, 8/I. Darmstadt, c.1995. 8º, Linen. $58 [item no.5850]


[Geschichte der Musiktheorie, v.8.2] Deutsche Musiktheorie des 15. bis 17. Jahrhunderts. Zweiter Teil. Von Calvisius bis Mattheson von Werner Braun.
Geschichte der Musiktheorie, 8/II. Darmstadt, 1994. 8º, xvii, 454 pp. Linen. $84 [item no.5851]


Jeppesen, Knud. L’arte del contrappunto nella polifonia vocale classica. Notazione. Toni ecclesiastici melodia.
Acustica, Armonia, Contrappunto, 3. Bologna, 1979. 8º, 52 pp. Wrappers. $14 [item no.5145]


Jeppesen, Knud. Compendio di una storia della teorica del contrappunto.
Acustica, Armonia, Contrappunto, 2. Bologna, 1972. 8º, 68 pp. Wrappers. $18 [item no.5144]


Marchi, G.A. Il manoscritto liutario di G.A. Marchi, Bologna 1786 [a cura di] Roberto Regazzi. Con traduzione inglese di N. Sbarra.
Bologna, 1986. 8º, 382 pp. Cloth. $120 [item no.5406]


Méreaux, Amédée. Histoire du clavecin. Portraits et biographies des célèbres clavecinistes avec exemples et notes sur le style et l’exécution de leurs œuvres. Oeuvres choises classées dans leur ordre chronologique, revues, doigtées & accentuées avec les agréments & ornements du temps traduits en toutes notes.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/41a. Bologna, 1969. 4º, 86, 17 illus pp. (Rpt. of Paris, 1867 edition). Study of the history of the instrument, problems in musical execution as well as its leading exponents. Hardbound. $98 [item no.4032]


Méreaux, Amédée. Histoire du clavecin. Portraits et biographies des célèbres clavecinistes . . .
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/41b. Bologna, 1969. 25 x 35 cm, 3 vols: 898 pp. (Musical edition to above). Line-cut of the Paris, 1867 edition. Ambitious anthology–one of the first presenting the older keyboard masters in modern edition–arranged in chronological order. Vol.I = Frescobaldi to Marcello, II = Scarlatti to Christian Bach, III = Clementi to Cramer. Hardbound. $312 [item no.4033]


Palisca, Claude V. Studies in the History of Italian Music and Music Theory.
Oxford, 1994. 8º, xii, 522 pp. Collection of 19 essays originally published between 1956 and 1989 on various aspects of Italian music and theory. Cloth. $150 [item no.5742]


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]


Pincherle, Marc. La technique du violon chez les premiers sonatistes français (1695-1723). Avec un nouvel avant-propos de l’auteur.
Geneva, 1974. 8º, 51 pp. Wrappers. $35 [item no.4205]


Rapin, Eugène. Histoire du piano et des pianistes.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/104. Bologna, 1969. 8º, 508 pp. (Rpt. of Lausanne & Paris, 1904 edition). Hardbound. $75 [item no.5361]


Regli, Francesco. Storia del violino in Piemonte.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/68. Bologna, 1990. 15 x 21 cm, 204 pp. Line-cut of the Turin, 1863 edition. Contains biographical contributions for more than 40 prominent violinists from the Piedmont. Wrappers. $39 [item no.5409]


Ritter, A.G. Zur Geschichte des Orgelspiels, vornehmlich des deutschen, im 14. bis zum Anfange des 18. Jahrhunderts.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/23. Bologna, 1969. 18 x 25 cm, 455 pp. (Rpt. of Leipzig, 1884 edition). 2 vols in 1, hardbound. $72 [item no.5326]


Rossi, P. Prospettiva di tecnica cembalo-organistica nel Transilvano di Girolamo Diruta. [A cura di] P. Rossi.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Studi & Estratti, 21. Bologna, 1978. 8º, 24 pp. Wrappers. $5 [item no.5085]


Rota, Daniela. I Gesuiti e le Tarantole.
Lucca, 2012. 12º, x, 129 pp. Wrappers. $44 [item no.6986]


Santucci, Pellegrino. L’improvvisazione nella musica.
Bologna, 1982. 4º, ix, 851 pp. Exhaustive study on the doctrine of improvisation with special emphasis on Italian musical practice from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Hundreds of line-cut facsimiles from various treatises arranged by subject and discussed in detail. Wrappers, in 2 vols. $168 [item no.5012]


Toffetti, Marina. Edizioni moderna di musica antica. Sei letture critiche a cura di Marina Toffetti. Prefazione di Maria Caraci Vela.
Didattica della Filologia Musicale, 1. Lucca, 1997. 8º, 200 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.5990]


Tosi, Jean-Christophe. L’orgue de Nemours par Jean-Christophe Tosi.
Instruments Historiques: Monographies d’Instruments, Facteurs et Luthiers. Courlay, 1993. 8º, 65 pp. Wrappers. $16 [item no.5980]


Tschmuck, Peter. Die höfische Musikpflege in Tirol im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert. Eine sozioökonomische Untersuchung.
Bibliotheca Musicologica Universität Innsbruck, 5. Lucca, 2000. 8º, 391 pp. Wrappers. $59 [item no.6345]


Van der Straeten, Edmond. Les ménestrels aux Pays-Bas du XIIIe au XVIIIe siècle. Leur gilds, leurs statuts, leurs écoles, leurs fonctions, leurs instruments, leur répertoire, leurs mœurs, etc. d’après des documents inédits. Avec planches, vignettes et appendice.
Geneva, 1972. 8º, 236 pp. Line-cut of the Brussels, 1878 edition. A complementary volume to La musique aux Pays-Bas avant le XIXe siècle. Wrappers. $61 [item no.4275]


Villanis, Luigi Alberto. L’arte del clavicembalo.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/106. Bologna, 1969. 8º, 608 pp. (Rpt. of Turin, 1901 edition). Hardbound. $81 [item no.5363]


Wasielewski, Joseph von. Die Violine im XVII. Jahrhundert und die Anfänge der Instrumentalcomposition.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, II/104. Bologna, 1969. 16 x 22 cm, 95 pp. Line-cut of the Bonn, 1874 edition. Hardbound. $27 [item no.5410]