Paris: Des Lauriers, [ca. 1800].
Folio. Early quarter green vellum with marbled boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto publisher's catalogue, verso blank), 307 pp. Engraved.
Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped, spine lacking, upper detached, remnants of title label to upper. Some browning and offsetting; marginal staining to last ca. 50 pp.
First Edition, later issue. Lesure p. 497. RISM P2102.
Set to a libretto by Marmontel.
"In 1783 Piccinni reached his second peak with a highly successful revival of Atys and the introduction of Didon, which momentarily eclipsed the rising star of Sacchini... The sixth and most successful of the nine serious French operas that Piccinni wrote during his sojourn in Paris, Didon continued to be performed there until 1836 and received performances in French and German translation throughout Europe during the first quarter of the 19th century." Mary Hunter in Grove Music Online.
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