Volume I appears to be a first edition of 1810 from page 11 onward, but the title page and first ten pages date to c. 1880 by Chappell & Co. (An "Advertisement" on page 1 indicates that it is now Seventy Years since the first publication.) Additionally, the volume lacks the Corri autobiography that was originally published as the treatise's preface. WorldCat records at least one other extant volume that begins with the same replaced ten pages.
Domenico Corri was a music publisher, teacher, and composer who trained in Italy and spent much of his career in England. The musical soirées he hosted at his home in London became a favorite social entertainment for the city's musical elite. He is perhaps best remembered today for the publishing business he founded with his fellow composer and son-in-law Jan Ladislav Dussek.