Wien: im Verlage der k.k. pr. chemischen Druckery [PN 2330-2347], [ca. 1815]. Oblong folio. Disbound. Original publisher's dark ivory printed wrappers with titling within decorative border. [i] (title). Each number with its own pagination, imprint, and plate number. Lithographed.
Small contemporary manuscript shelfmark to upper wrapper.
Wrapper and final blank page rather worn, soiled, and dampstained, with slight loss. Some soiling; occasional light foxing and small tears; some leaves creased at upper outer corners.
First German Edition of the overture and all the separate numbers, published one year after the first edition. Quite scarce. Worldcat (9 copies, only one of which is in the U.S., at the University of Chicago). Weinmann: Vollständiges Verlagsverzeichnis Senefelder Steiner Haslinger, Vol. 1, pp. 129-130. Twyman pp. 219-27. OCLC no. 49477339.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on February 28, 1814, to a libretto by C. G. Etienne, Joconde confirmed Isouard's international reputation and was regularly performed throughout Europe to the end of the 19th century.
"Isouard played an important part in the Italian influence on French music between the Empire and the beginning of the Restoration." David Charlton and Marie Briquet in Grove Music Online.
An attractive example of early music lithography. Item #26686
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