Paris: Carli [PNs 155, 294, 295, 325, 326, 431, 434, 1175, 1214, 1361-63, 1365, 1367-70], [ca. 1821-1823]. Folio. Contemporary maroon morocco-backed marbled boards with spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto "Prospectus," verso publisher's catalogue), [i] (cast list and table of contents), 2-223, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved, with "Gallé sc." to lower outer corner of title. Each piece with its own plate number and secondary pagination.
Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of blank endpaper preceding title.
Binding slightly worn. Occasional very light soiling and staining; minor offsetting. A very attractive copy overall.
First French Edition of the second version of the opera. Scarce. Lesure I, p. 46. OCLC nos. 21813654, 611297772.
Griselda, ossia La virtù al cimento, a "dramma semiserio" to a libretto by Angelo Anelli after Giovanni Boccaccio, was first performed at the Teatro Ducale in Parma in January, 1798.
"[Paer] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Item #25850
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