1855 · Napoli
by MERCADANTE, Saverio 1795-1870
Napoli: Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo [PNs 11810-11817], 1855. Oblong folio. Vellum-backed and edged black cloth boards with initials "C.G." gilt to upper, titling to spine stamped in black, original publisher's yellow wrappers with series title "Musica Sacra" to upper and publisher's catalogue to verso of lower bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-42 pp. Each number with separate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Binding somewhat worn and scuffed. Wrappers slightly creased. Small tape repair to verso of title. An early edition.
(Inventory #: 33409)