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November 17, 2013 11:00AMCalender

Saint-Lambert, Monsieur de. (c. 1700) Les Principes du Clavecin

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM


Saint-Lambert, Monsieur de. (c. 1700) Les Principes du Clavecin, [and] Nouveau Traite de L'Accompagnement du Clavecin, de l'Orgue, et des autres Instruments. Paris: Ballard, 1707.
First editions, two oblong folio volumes bound as one, lacking the last two pages of the first work (67/68), and the last two unnumbered pages in the second work; with music printed throughout both volumes, in slightly later half parchment and patterned paper boards, t.e.g.; contents lightly toned, paper crisp, with strong type impressions, title of second work trimmed close, touching the first line, some other minor defects, 10 1/2 x 8 in.
Very little is known about de Saint-Lambert; what we do know comes down to us through these two publications. He was a harpsichordist, teacher, and composer who worked in Paris during the early 18th century. His was the first work published in France concerned with playing the harpsichord.

Provenance: Estate of Charles Paine Fisher.
Estimate $1,800-2,000

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Paris, teacher , and composer, France, Charles Paine Fisher