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[Op. 5]. [12] Sonate A Violino solo e Basso dedicate A l'Emin.mo e Reverend.mo Signor Cardinale Otthoboni, Vice-Cancelliere della S.R.C. e Protettore di Francia... Opera Quinta... Le prix en blanc est de 9 [livre sign]. Avec Privilege du Roy. [Score]
Parigi: Foucault. 1714. Folio. Full contemporary velllum with blindstamped rules to edges. 1f. (coat of arms of Cardinal Ottoboni), [i] (title engraved by Berey), [i] (printed dedication), 58 (music), [i] (Privilege du Roy dated April 7, 1714), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved by De Baussen. Catalogue to foot of last page of music listing Mascitti's opp. 1-5. Notated on two staves: solo violin and figured bass. Signature in ink to upper left corner of leaf carrying coat of arms. From the collection of André Meyer, Paris, with handstamp to lower pastedown: "Provenant de [la] collection musicale d'André Meyer Décédé en Mai 1974 F. Meyer Octobre 84" and related annotation in pencil in Meyer's son's hand to final blank page. Binding slightly worn and soiled. Slightly dampstained at inner margin; small stain to lower right corner of title. A very good copy overall, printed on high-quality paper. . First Edition, first issue. Lesure p. 422. Hirsch III, 391. RISM M1230 (two later issues from 1731 and 1740). Lesure p. 422. The Napolitano Mascitti settled in Paris in 1704, where all nine of his published collections were issued between that year and 1739. "[He] became a figurehead of Italian instrumental music in France and was regarded as the peer of Corelli [who had been his teacher in Rome] and Albinoni... Mascitti enjoyed enormous popularity with the French public." TNG Vol. 11. p. 746. "The success of his sonatas in his own day is evidenced by their several reprints throughout the century... and the high praise for them to be found in the writings of Daquin, Le Blanc, and la Borde, among others." Newman: The Sonata in the Baroque Era, pp. 368-369. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.
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