Pleyel, Ignaz (1757-1831)
Dodici Sonatine per Cembalo, o Piano ForteLuigi Marescalchi: Naples, [c 1786-1799]. Engraved. Oblong quarto. 10 pp. Disbound. In very good condition with just a few pencil markings. Final blank page creased and worn.
Luigi Marescalchi began publishing in Florence in 1770, single-handedly reviving Italian music publishing after seven decades of inactivity. After obtaining an exclusive royal license to publish in Naples in 1785, he and his brother Francesco ran a successful business there as publishers, copiers, music renters, and instrument dealers. They were also very likely the first to publish Mozart's music in Italy.MUS-14906$200
Though undated, this Pleyel score must have been published between 1786 and 1799, when Marescalchi operated in Naples.