Milano: Gio. Canti [PN 1600], .
Folio. Dark brown leather-backed marbled boards with titling and decorative devices blindstamped to spine, original publisher's wrappers printed in dark silver with illustration of an angel within decorative border bound in. 1f. (recto blank, verso frontispiece lithograph by Marchelli of Cremona after Gallo Gallina printed in black on a dark ivory ground of two children in the arms of a female figure seated on a grave adorned by a violin and flowers),  (dedication and tribute to Carlo Bignami), 4-77, [i] (blank) pp. engraved music.
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 469 to dedication.
Binding lightly rubbed and bumped. Light scattered foxing. Lacking title.
First Edition, second issue. Rare (no copies located outside of Italy). The first issue was published in blue wrappers with gold highlights.
Italian composer and conductor Ruggero Manna spent the majority of his career at the Cremona Cathedral, where he composed a large body of sacred music. Upon the death of his close friend, violinist and composer Carlo Bignami (1808-1848), Manna honored him with the De profundis.
Price: $275.00 other currencies