Bonn: Simrock [PN] 51, . Oblong folio. Half dark tan leather with marbled boards, diamond-shaped decorative black leather label titled in gilt to upper, black leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), [i] (cast list, table of contents, credits of German translation to "Herrn v. Apell... Intendanten des Hoftheaters zu Cassel," and advertisement), 2-183, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark: "G.F."
Corrections and additions in pencil: Flag added to note to p. 90; dashes marking entrances of Ilia to p. 121-22; character identifications to p. 124: first "Idamante," then crossed out and replaced with "Electra" [!Elettra] all in the same hand; identifications to p. 127: "Ilia," "Idamante," "Electra," in two different hands; tenuto [?] dash to p. 128, breath mark to p. 129; vocal parts added to p. 145, mm. 2-3, to match parallel passage on p. 147; correction to pitch to p. 164; accents and alterations to vocal part, p. 169.
Boards slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spine chipped at head and tail and with some loss. Slightly soiled and foxed; occasional staining; impression evidences minor wear to plates.
Published one year after the first edition. Köchel 6 p. 372. Hirsch IV, 39 (another issue, with price "9 fl." and catalogue to final page). RISM M4192 (not distinguishing between issues).
In the present edition the duet "Spiegarti non poss'io" (K489), composed for the 1786 performance in Vienna, replaces the original 1781 duet "S'io non moro" in act 3. The German text is by David August von Apell (1754-1832). Item #23344
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