Milano: F. Lucca [PN 11005], .
Folio. Navy blue calf-backed marbled boards, titling and decorative devices gilt to spine, original publisher's dark ivory upper wrapper bound in. 1f. (decorative title incorporating a coat of arms), 128 pp. Engraved.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981); previously from the collection of Italian composer Francesco Maria Albini (1829-1917), with his signature and inventory number 772 to title page.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Occasional light foxing.
First Edition. Scarce (6 copies located, none in the U.S. or U.K.).
Italian composer and theatre director Matteo Salvi studied with Donizetti and completed the score to his unfinished opera Le duc d'Albe. Salvi moved to Vienna from Italy in 1842. He studied there under Sechter and subsequently taught at the Akademie der Tonkunst, later becoming director of the Theater Court Opera. See Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon Online.
Price: $350.00 other currencies