Milano: F. Lucca [PNs a 8875 a, s 8875 s, m 8875 m, m 8875=76], [?ca. 1840]. Folio. Original publisher's blue printed wrappers. 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-80, [ii] (blank) pp. A folding leaf, paginated 6 [bis], tipped-in between pp. 6 and 7 (verso blank). Engraved. Separate pagination to "II Parte" (1-22 [= 22-43]), "III Parte" (1-24 [= 44-67]), and "N. 6 Duetti" (1-13 [= 68-80]) to upper inner corners. Publisher's catalogue, "Opere Teoriche, Metodi, Studj e Principj," to recto and verso of lower wrapper.
Handstamp of a Bolognese music seller to lower right corner of upper wrapper and title.
Wrappers slightly worn, upper torn at spine. Slightly foxed; occasional creasing.
First Edition, later issue. Copies at the Milan Conservatory, the Accademia nazionale d S Cecilia, Rome, and at Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna. The plate number suggests a publication date in the late 1840s, but the publisher's catalogue lists items up to PN 19061, which points to ca. 1870.
"Giovanni Gonella, born in Sassari, Sardinia, was an Italian composer and leader of a military wind band. Gonella set various hymns to music, the Sardinian national anthem “Cunservet Deus su Re” among them. He composed an opera, La Ricciarda, performed at the Teatro Civico of Cagliari in 1836, and a ballet, Gisella ovvero le Ombre notturne (Gisella o le Willi)." Italian Wikipedia. Item #25428
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