Lot n° 14
500 - 600
The art of singing, dedicated to Madame de Pompadour. Paris. Dessaint et Saillant, Prault, Lambert. 1755. 1 volume large in-8, contemporary binding. (2) ff. 1 f. bl., (7) ff., 158 pp., (3) ff, pp. 1-34 of engraved scores.
First edition of this treatise on baroque and classical singing.
The work is dedicated to the Marquise de Pompadour and is illustrated with an astonishing full-page engraving representing the respiratory system.
It is a complete treatise on articulation, voice placement, interpretation, followed by the scores of pedagogical arias to be interpreted according to the technical difficulties. A copy with beautiful margins, untrimmed, on strong paper.
Discreet freckles on the title page. Small light wetness in the margins on pp. 149-156.
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