[Music]. Francesco Geminiani. The Art of Playing on the Violin... Opera IX. London: 1751. First edition. With engraved music. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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    [Music]. [Francesco] Geminiani. The Art of Playing on the Violin... Opera IX. London: 1751. First edition. With engraved music. Folio. Approximately 14.5 x 10 inches. [iv], 9, [1, blank], 51, [1, blank] pages. Bound in near contemporary quarter brown levant morocco over dark gray cloth boards.Boards double-ruled in blind, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Binding somewhat worn and mildly soiled, some signatures loose (yet all text present), some toning, foxing to text. Two previous owner's signatures. A fair copy.

    "By far the most famous and influential of Geminiani's treatises was The Art of Playing on The Violin. The first violin treatise addressed to advanced players and based on the practice of professional violinists, especially those in the Italian tradition of Corelli and his pupils." (New Grove).

    New Grove, 7, 229.

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