W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)

Signed by Georges de Saint-Foix to French composer Vincent d'Indy


Georges de Saint-Foix, and Theodore de Wyzewa


Perrin et Cie, Paris, 1912
W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)

Printing Details

First edition, rebound in fine full blue leather by Morley of Oxford, wth simple gilt margin to boards, five raised bands and gilt titling to spine. Original covers retained and bound in. All edges gilt. 25 × 16cm, xiv + 522pp + 1. FRENCH TEXT.

This beautiful copy has been signed and inscribed by one of the authors, Georges de Saint-Foix, to French composer Vincent d'Indy. These two men studied the violin and music together at the Schola Cantorum de Paris.

Full title: W.-A. Mozart Sa Vie Musicale et Son Oeuvre de L'Enfance a la Pleine Maturite (1756–1777)—Volume 1.

This first volume of Saint-Foix and de Wyzewa's comprehensive study of the life and music of Mozart from childhood to maturity concentrates on Mozart's early years. Illustrated with examples of musical scores and portraits, the chapters cover 1. Les Premieres Lecons (1756–1762), 2. L'Enfant-prodige (1762–1763), 3. Les Premieres Etapes du Grand Voyage (1763) 4. Paris (1763–1764), 5. Londres et Chelsea (1764), 6. Londres, les Lecons de Chretien Bach (1765), 7. La Hollande (1765–1766), 8. La Second Sejour a Paris et le Voyage de Retour (1766–1767), 9. Salzbourg et l'Arrivee a Vienne (1767), 10. Vienne (1768), 11. Salzbourg: les Apprets du Voyage en Italie (1769) 12. Le Premier Sejour en Italie—L'acclimatation (1769–1770) / L'italianisme (1770) / Bologne et le contrepoint (1770) / Mitridate et le Voyage de Retour (1770–1771), 13. Le Jeune Maitre Italien a Salzbourg (1771), 14. Le Second Voyage d'Italie (1771–1772), 15. A Salzbourg; le Symphoniste (1772), 16. La Dernier Voyage d'Italie et la Grande Crise Romantique (1772–1773).


This copy is in very good condition. The leather is in excellent condition, with just a few small surface chips to the leather. The gilding to the spine and the page edge is crisp. The inner binding is sound, the pages clean with only a few speckles of foxing. There is a little light surface wear to the front hinge. A very lovely copy.



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W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)W A Mozart, L'Enfant Prodige (Signed copy)

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