Oblong quarto (222 x 320 mm). Early stiff wrappers with large lithograph laid down to upper board with titling in ink to upper margin. 1r (blank), 1v-35r, 35v-36 (blank) leaves. Notated in ink on rastrum-drawn 10-stave laid paper. Watermark of a bunch of grapes.
The final three numbers of Norma: "Dammi quel ferro," "Qual cor tradisti," and "Norma deh Norma scolpati," corresponding to pp. 158-173 of the piano-vocal score published by Ricordi.
With "Per uso di Teresa Crejci" in contemporary manuscript to lower right corner of first leaf and initials "L.D. B.V. M." (L.D. Beata Virgo Maria) at conclusion of manuscript.
The print laid down to the upper wrapper depicts a ball with couples dancing in an elegant candle-lit salon. With "Milano Litografia Ricordi" to lower right and "N 404" to upper right margin.
Norma, set to a libretto by Felice Romani, was first performed in Milan at La Scala on 26 December 1831.
Quite an attractive item.
Price: $225.00 other currencies