The Music in the Serio Comic Opera, of the Maniac, of the Swiss Banditti Complete as performed by the Drury Lane Company at the Lyceum Composed and arranged for the Piano Forte, by Henry R. Bishop. Ent. at Stat. Hall. Pr. 15s. [Piano-vocal score]. Henry R. BISHOP.

The Music in the Serio Comic Opera, of the Maniac, of the Swiss Banditti Complete as performed by the Drury Lane Company at the Lyceum Composed and arranged for the Piano Forte, by Henry R. Bishop. Ent. at Stat. Hall. Pr. 15s. [Piano-vocal score].

London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co. [without PN], [ca. 1810]. Folio. Patterned paper wrappers. 1f. (title), 137, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Uncut. Watermark "1808."

With "The Maniac" printed to lower margin of each page.

Slightly worn and soiled; some leaves slightly dampstained at upper corner; occasional light foxing, heavier to several leaves; performance mark in red crayon to second system of first page.

First Edition. Humphries & Smith p. 158.

The Maniac was first performed at the Lyceum by the Drury Lane Company on March 13, 1810.

"In his day [Bishop] enjoyed a commanding reputation as the guardian of the best traditions of English song, and for a time he kept English opera alive almost single-handed. Yet he is now remembered for little but the song Home, Sweet Home." Nicholas Temperley in Grove Music Online. Item #25780

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