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Mattheson, Johann (1681-1764).
PIÈCES DE CLAVECIN EN DEUX VOLUMES CONSISTANT DES OUVERTURES, PRELUDES, FUGUES, ALLEMANDES, COURANTES, SARABANDES, GIGUES, ET AIRES. LONDON: RICHARD MEARES, 1714.
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
192
Mattheson, Johann (1681-1764).
PIÈCES DE CLAVECIN EN DEUX VOLUMES CONSISTANT DES OUVERTURES, PRELUDES, FUGUES, ALLEMANDES, COURANTES, SARABANDES, GIGUES, ET AIRES. LONDON: RICHARD MEARES, 1714.
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Mattheson, Johann (1681-1764).
PIÈCES DE CLAVECIN EN DEUX VOLUMES CONSISTANT DES OUVERTURES, PRELUDES, FUGUES, ALLEMANDES, COURANTES, SARABANDES, GIGUES, ET AIRES. LONDON: RICHARD MEARES, 1714.
Exemplaire de Charles Burney.

Deux volumes relié en un, 47 pages, in-folio (36.5 x 23.5 cm), entièrement gravé, page de titres finement illustrées par M. Van der Gucht, tampon et initiales manuscrites de Charles Burney sur la page de titre, ex-libris manuscrit plus tardif de J. W. Taphouse au premier contreplat, demi-veau bleu du XIXe siècle, légère déchirure à la marge intérieure pp.17/18, quelques légères mouillures à la page de titre, quelques coins restaurés.


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RISM M 1399.

Catalogue Note

L'unique exemplaire.

Une note manuscrite sur le premier contreplat par le second propriétaire de l'ouvrage, le distingué libraire et collectionneur anglais Thomas William Taphouse (1838 - 1905), livre une image saisissante de la publication de l'édition:
...Regarding this work Hawkins tells an anecdote of Handel "Ma[t]theson had sent over to England, in order to their being published, two collections of Lessons for the Harpsichord - and they were accordingly engraved on copper and printed for Richard Meares in St. Paul's Church Yard and published in the year 1714. Handel was at this time in London and in the afternoon was used to frequent St. Paul's Churchyard for the sake of hearing the service and of playing on the organ after it was over, from whence he and some of the gentlemen of the choir would frequently adjourn to the Queen Anne Tavern in St. Paul's Church Yard where was a harpsichord. It happened one afternoon when they were thus met together, Mr. Weely, a gentleman of the choir, came in and informed them that M.r Mattheson's Lessons were then to be had at M.r Mear's shop, upon which M.r Handel ordered them to be sent for, and upon their being brought played them all over without rising from the instrument["]

The unique copy.

A note on the front pastedown by a second, later, distinguished owner of the volume, the English collector and dealer Thomas William Taphouse (1838-1905) paints a vivid picture of the edition's publication:
...Regarding this work Hawkins tells an anecdote of Handel "Ma[t]theson had sent over to England, in order to their being published, two collections of Lessons for the Harpsichord - and they were accordingly engraved on copper and printed for Richard Meares in St. Paul's Church Yard and published in the year 1714. Handel was at this time in London and in the afternoon was used to frequent St. Paul's Churchyard for the sake of hearing the service and of playing on the organ after it was over, from whence he and some of the gentlemen of the choir would frequently adjourn to the Queen Anne Tavern in St. Paul's Church Yard where was a harpsichord. It happened one afternoon when they were thus met together, Mr. Weely, a gentleman of the choir, came in and informed them that M.r Mattheson's Lessons were then to be had at M.r Mear's shop, upon which M.r Handel ordered them to be sent for, and upon their being brought played them all over without rising from the instrument["]

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