Utica, (NY): Printed and published by William Williams, 1819. Oblong 4to. 47, (1) pp. Original printed drab wrappers (rubbed, spine partly eroded, fore-edges frayed); owner's name at head of front wrapper, some light foxing, but a very good copy. Item #35409
First edition of a Williams publication for the German flute (he published another edition in 1826). Cover title: A NEW AND COMPLETE FLUTE PRECEPTOR. On the rear wrapper is a printed ad for Williams who "prints and publishes music of every description, typographically," it includes a list of 15 music titles for sale and notes "printing and bookbinding in all its varieties, executed with neatness and dispatch." Rare; OCLC locates a single copy (Eastman School of Music, with pp. 43-47 missing). AMERICAN IMPRINTS, 48829 (MWA, NRU)Wolfe, R.J. Secular music in America 1801-1825., 7214.