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Second Livre de pieces de Clavecin compose par Monsieur Couperin

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Second Livre de pieces de Clavecin compose par Monsieur Couperin (a.k.a. Pieces de Clavecin)


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The full title reads as follows:

"Second Livre de pieces de Clavecin Compose par Monsieur Couperin, / Organiste de la Chapelle du Roy; ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre de sa Majeste; es cy-devant Professeur-maitre de composition et d’accompagnement de feu Monseigneur Le Dauphin Duc de Bourgogne / Grave par Fr. Du Plessy / Prix 18tt en blanc. / A Paris / Ches / L’Auteur rue de Poitou au Maraier / Le Sieur Foucaut a la Regle d’or, rue St. Honore vis a vis / la rue des Bourdonnoia. / Avec Privilege du Roy. / grave par Bercy."

Issue Points

The first issue of the first edition.

The privilege leaf at the end of the B.M. copy of Book II is dated 1733. In this copy it is dated 1713.

Provenance

  • Arthur F. Hill
    His bookplate depicting a violin and dated 1905; also his monogram on the front board - the volume undoubtedly bound for him.
  • Unknown
    Unidentified early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts style bookplate on the front endpaper.

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