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.
When did cello start gaining popularity? Who was composing for cello in the early 1700’s? This is the true introduction to the cello from “The Violoncello and Its History” by Joseph Wasielewski.