Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1854.
Octavo. Full dark orange cloth, spine with title label gilt, original publisher's light green printed upper wrapper bound in. [i] (series title), [i] (printer's note), 1f. (title), -4 (advertisement), -4 (advertisement), 3 (preface),  (blank), -368, -370 (chronologic list of Rossini's compositions), -375 (table of contents), [i] (blank) pp.
Some leaves uncut. Part of a series of volumes of the author's complete works (see series title and second advertisement).
Spine very slightly faded; wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Moderate to heavy foxing to outer leaves, light foxing throughout, especially to edges.
A later edition.
"Though best known today for his novels Le rouge et le noir (1830) and La chartreuse de Parme (1839), in which opera serves as backdrop and emotional correlative, Stendhal was better known during most of his lifetime for his interdisciplinary and comparative criticism and chronicling of arts and letters in relation to modern French and Italian socio-cultural politics. He cast these writings in various generic guises: biography..., art history..., travel literature..., and Romantic manifesto... " Janet Johnson in Grove Music Online.
Originally published in 1824, the Vie de Rossini is a colourful (although somewhat inaccurate) biography of the famed Italian composer.
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