Padova: Minerva, 1824.
Octavo. Modern half green calf with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments stamped in silver with gilt rules, dark red title labels gilt, original publisher's green wrappers with titling within decorative border bound in. 1f. (frontispiece bust-length engraved portrait of Rossini), 1f. (title), 2ff. (editors' preface), 1f. (index), [i] (part-title), [i] (editors' notice), -230, [i] (blank), [i] (printer's note) pp.
Minor foxing, staining, and wear, heavier to wrappers and some leaves.
First Edition. Scarce.
Carpani was an Italian librettist, critic and poet... "Among various writings, two books are particularly important: Le Haydine... and Le Rossininane ossia lettere musico-teatrali... The former was plagiarized by Stendhal and this created a lively controversy. These books show that Carpani was very knowledgeable about all contemporary music and an astute judge of the renewal movement in the early 19th century. He was in touch with all the major composers of his period, and accompanied Rossini on his celebrated visit to Beethoven in 1822." Bruno Cagli in The New Grove, Vol. 3, p. 818.
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