Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 11963-11970, 13135-13143], .
Oblong folio. Mid-tan leather-backed marbled boards. 1f. (title, contents), 5-131,  (blank) pp. Each number with separate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Paper label of musicseller L. Menegazzoli to upper board, with his handstamp to first page of music.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; crease to lower; spine worn with remnants of paper label. Numeric handstamp "523" to front endpaper. Light scattered foxing.
First complete edition of this arrangement (some individual numbers published separately in 1840). Scarce (no copies located in the U.S.).
La marescialla d'Ancre, in 2 acts to a libretto by Giovanni Prati after Alfred de Vigny, premiered in Padua at the Teatro Nuovo on 23 July 1839.
Nini spent the first part of his career as a successful opera composer in northern Italy. La marescialla d'Ancre, his second opera, was the most successful. He left the theatre behind in 1847, directing and composing sacred music in Bergamo for the rest of his life.
"He was an excellent contrapuntist and composer of church music, and as such was greatly appreciated by Rossini." Giovanni Carli Ballola in Grove Music Online.
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