We have found for the double bass player a real jewel: a collection of twelve stylized waltzes by Domenico Dragonetti, contemporary of Beethoven. This "Paganini of the double bass" grew up in Venice, then moved to London as an adult, where he probably wrote these twelve waltzes. This is probably the oldest solo double bass work that has been preserved. These attractive pieces have so far been unpublished in their entirety. Despite their virtuosity requirements, they remain technically easy and not only suitable for the concert program but also provide, as a reminder, excellent off-program songs. This edition, responding as always to the proven requirements of Urtext quality, thus fills a gap in the repertoire.