Beautiful Early Scores of Works by Archangelo Corelli

    Archangelo Corelli. Collection of Engraved Musical Scores, including: The Score of the Four Operas, Containing 48 Sonatas... For two Violins and a Bass...; The Score of the Twelve Concertos... For two Violins and a Violoncello...; XII Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Violoncello... London: Printed for and Sold by J. Walsh, [n.d., 1735, 1740]. Early editions. Three large quarto volumes. Approximately 12 x 8.75 inches. [iv], 43, [1, blank]; [iv], [1, blank], 171, [2, blank]; [iv], 68 pages. Each volume with engraved portrait frontispiece of Corelli, title-page and music leaves (all of which are engraved). All three beautifully bound by Alan Grace in modern full calf, covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines stamped in gilt with gilt morocco lettering labels (first two volumes are in black calf with brown labels, and the final volume is in burgundy calf with green labels). Frontispiece portrait in first volume mildly creased, frontispiece in second volume with repaired tear, title-page in third volume with contemporary ink signature. Some minor toning to text, occasional soiling. A fine set. Third volume housed in slipcase.

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