[Palermo]: [The Author], . Folio. Original publisher's black cloth-backed light green printed boards with price ("Nette L. 10") printed to lower, titling to spine gilt. [1f. (recto title, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto cast list, verso table of contents), 201, [i] (blank), 1f. (recto colophon, verso blank) pp. Lithographed. Text in Italian.
Reproduction of the composer's autograph manuscript.
Binding slightly worn, stained, and shaken; upper hinge split. Browned; slightly soiled, stained, and creased; upper margins cropped, occasionally affecting pagination; some leaves loose or partially detached.
First Edition. Rare. Limited to 100 copies. OCLC (1 copy only, at the Swedish National Library).
Urania was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1918.
Alberto Favara Mistretta was an Italian composer, ethnomusicologist, and pioneer of the scholarly study of Sicilian folk music. He published two notable collections of Sicilian folk-songs, and composed various vocal and instrumental works. Item #26182
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