First editions of "Traité de l'harmonie" and "Nouveau Système de Musique Théorique", Paris: Ballard, 1722-1726
1) Traité de l'harmonie, réduite à ses principes naturels, divisé en quatre livres, Paris: J.-B. C. Ballard, 1722, catalogue at end, type-set music examples and woodcut ornaments, some annotations in a contemporary hand, original bookplate ("[Presented to The Royal College of Organists by] Dr. W. Pole F.R.S.") deleted by later owner;
2) Nouveau Système de Musique Théorique, Paris: Ballard, 1726, 2 folding tables, 1 engraved plate [RISM Écrits, pp.683-685; Gregory & Bartlett, i, 224; Hirsch, i, 484 and 485]
2 first editions in one volume, 4to (c.24 x 20cm), contemporary calf, rebacked, upper cover detached
Rameau's Traité is the foremost work on music theory of the eighteenth century.
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