Milano: Luigi di Giacomo Pirola, 1836.
Octavo, Original publisher's dark ivory wrappers with titling within highly decorative borders. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3 (named cast list), 4-6 (named list of musicians, dancers, and technical staff), -43, [i] pp. With set designs by Baldassarre Cavallotti and Domenico Menozzi.
Cast includes Maria Malibran as Giovanna Gray, Marcolini as Giovanni Dudley, Marini as Enrico Gray, Reina as Lord Guilford, Signani as Lord Cancelliere, Marconi as Arturo, and Bayllou-Hilaret as Anna.
Some foxing and minor staining; handstamp "Bonani Arturo Macchinista del Teatro Reinach Parma" to upper wrapper and title; additional handstamps and annotations to upper wrapper, small contemporary signature of "Pietro Madilago" to lower outer corner.
Giovanna Gray was first performed in Milan at La Scala on February 23, 1836 with the celebrated Spanish mezzo-soprano Maria Malibran, (1808-1836), in the title role; she died later that year, on September 23rd.
Price: $70.00 other currencies