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ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques (1712--1778)
Dictionnaire de musique, par J.J. Rousseau.
A Paris chez la veuve Duchesne, libraire, 1768.
ix, [3], 548, [2] p., [13] fold. pl. (music) : illus. (figrs., music) ; 24.9 cm. (4º)

First edition. With the second, correctly dated setting of the 'Approbation' and 'Privilége' with colophon: 'De l'Imprimerie de la Veuve Ballard'. The folded plates are lettered A--N. In addition to his influential political and literary writings, Rousseau was also a composer, copyist and music theorist. His Dictionnaire de musique has been called the first modern dictionary of music and is still a reference work today.

Copy Notes The folded plates are stitched together within plain paper wrappers which are pasted onto the rear endleaves.

Binding C18th French mottled calf, gilt French fillet borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments with floral tools, brown morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1156


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