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Carulli, Ferdinando. Méthode Complete pour Guitare...

Paris: n.p., circa 1824. Quarto. Engraved title, lithograph portrait of Carulli. Sympathetic modern binding in period style (utilizing old marbled boards), some paper repairs.


A rare early edition of this important method, stated fourth edition on title. Carulli is of tantamount importance in the history of classical guitar, he wrote the first complete method, which continues to be a part of guitar pedagogy. Born in Naples, Carulli spent most of his life in Paris, where he attracted patrons and elevated the profile of the guitar as a serious instument. He was among the most prolific of composers for the guitar, writing over four hundred works in the span of twelve years; ranging from the simplest pieces for beginners to full orchestral concertos. Copies of his method are very rarely encountered. (#kfk301) $1250

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