Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 94], [ca. 1799]. Oblong folio. Decorative paper boards with dark green morocco title label gilt to spine, marbled edges, original publisher's dark pink upper wrapper with titling within decorative border bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and table of contents), 3-189, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German.
With "Stuttgart, bei G.A. Zumsteeg" overpaste below imprint and small contemporary signature to upper margin of title.
Binding slightly worn, wrapper with some soiling, staining, and wear. Occasional light soiling, staining, and creasing, heavier to some leaves; repairs to pp. 1-7, 11-12, and final leaf, just touching text and staff lines to page 1.
First Edition, second issue. Schneider, Musikverlag N. Simrock, no. 30. Eitner VII, p. 279. BUC, p. 273. Grove Music Online. OCLC no. 7968996.
Camilla, a dramma semiserio to a libretto by Giuseppe Carpani after Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières, was first performed in Vienna at the Kärntnertortheater on February 28, 1799.
"In its concentration of macabre settings, abnormal behaviour and grotesque juxtapositions of comic and serious elements, Camilla is the most shocking of Paer’s semi-serious operas... [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 #25861
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