Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle [PN 994s, 1029], [ca. 1824-1836]. Folio. Half 19th-century dark brown morocco with brown textured cloth boards, raised bands on spine in compartments with titling gilt. Part I: 1f. (title), 43, [i] (blank); Part II: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 44-101, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Rare. A reissue of an edition originally published by Boieldieu jeune, ca. 1821-22. Lesure I pp. 35-36; II pp. 236-237. Worldcat (no copies of the Janet et Cotelle edition). OCLC no. 842375777 (1 copy only of the Boieldieu jeune edition, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France). Il Barbiere di Siviglia, to a libretto by Cesare Sterbini after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais' Le barbier de Séville, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Argentina on February 20, 1816. The opera is one of Rossini's most beloved works.
- Semiramis Opera Seria... Arrangé Pour Piano Solo [1-2] Partie Prix 12f. [Piano score]. Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle [PNS 2098. J.C., 2099. J.C.], [ca. ?1834-1836]. Part I: 1f. (title), 79, [i] (blank) pp.; Part II: 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-66 pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of titles. Pacini overpaste to original publisher's imprint. Possible First Edition of the piano solo score. Rare, possibly unique. Lesure II p. 126. No copies in Worldcat. Semiramide, a melodramma tragico to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi after Voltaire's Sémiramis, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on February 3, 1823.
Binding rubbed and scuffed; remnants of bookplate to front pastedown. Light to moderate foxing; margins slightly browned, with some repairs; occasional light staining to Le Barbier; some offsetting to Semiramis. Item #26908
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