Mozart, Leopold (1719-1787)
Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule, entworfen und mit 4. kupfertafeln sammt einer Tabelle.. Gedruckt und zu finden bei Johann Jacob Lotter und: Augsburg, 1800. Fourth edition. Octavo. 268 pp. Frontispiece portrait. 3 plates. One fold-out table. Music examples. Half-leather. Cover extremely worn, some staining at very bottom of most pages, one page with a tear. Some scribbling on end papers; leather spine partly detached. Nicely boxed.
While the first edition of this famous violin method is certainly the most scarce, it is the second and subsequent editions that make the first printed mentions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. When the first edition went to the publisher, Mozart had not been born.