One thing that most of us have in common is the interest in where we come from. We like to know our own ancestral history and perhaps even trace the current generation back in time through a family tree.
This cello treatise from the end of the 1700's includes notational examples, exercises for first practice, and musical selections. Some of those selections are directly from the prominent Italian cellist Giacobbe Cervetto, d. 1783. What's more, there are even Folk tunes incorporated into the selections. The end of the treatise includes a short Dictionary of terminology.