[Paris]: Launer [PN Vve. L. 3396], [1842-1843].
Large octavo. Quarter black calf with marbled boards. 1f. (recto blank, verso publisher's catalogue), 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso blank), 220 pp. Engraved.
Overpaste of the French 19th century music and musical instrument dealer Henri Masson to foot of title, with small oval handstamp to lower margin obscured.
Named cast list in pencil to verso of title.
Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped; minor paper loss; hinges partially split; minor discoloration to rear pastedown; minor ink staining to verso of front endpaper and facing blank leaf. Occasional light foxing; some signatures split or partially split; minor dampstaining to upper corners of pp. 177 on; minor tear to upper outer margin of pp. 95/96 and outer margin of pp. 165/166, not affecting music; pp. 217-20 partially detached with wear and minor tears to outer edge, not affecting music.
The present edition includes an additional aria on pp. 216-220 composed by Tadolini for the Italian tenor Giovanni Rubini (1794-1854), known particularly for his performances of the works of both Bellini and Donizetti.
Price: $175.00 other currencies