Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 267], . Oblong folio. Contemporary brown marbled wrappers with dark ivory cut paper label with "Achilles von Paer" in manuscript to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-83, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German.
Contains the overture and twelve numbers from the opera.
Wrappers slightly worn; frayed at corners. Slightly foxed, soiled, creased, and stained internally; corners slightly turned, with occasional fraying and worming.
Scarce. Eitner VII, p. 278. OCLC no. 24775933. IMSLP (list of publisher's plate numbers). Not in BUC, Hoboken, Hirsch, or Schneider Musikverlag N. Simrock.
Achille, a melo-dramma eroico to a libretto by Giovanni de Gamerra after Homer's Iliad, was first performed in Vienna at the Kärntnertortheater on June 6, 1801.
"[Paer] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century... One of [his] best early operas, Achille was particularly admired by Napoleon." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Item #25856
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