Novara: Francesco Artaria e Comp. [PNs 403-414], .
Folio. 19th century olive green textured paper-backed marbled boards with small diamond-shaped red textured paper label with composer's name gilt to upper; original publisher's light pink upper wrapper with titling within decorative border trimmed and laid down to verso of upper board. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3; 3; 5; 4; 4; 5; 3; 5; 5; 5; 6; 4 pp. Engraved.
Il desiato ritorno; La primavera; L'asilo del pellegrino; Il pastore svizzero; La serenata del marinaio; Il zeffiro; Il lamento del moribondo; La zingarella spagnuola; La pesca; La caccia; Il brindisi; and Il galop.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Head and tail of spine frayed; label to upper board worn. Some internal wear, browning, and foxing.
First German Edition, published shortly after the Italian edition. Scarce (2 copies located in the U.S., at the University of Michigan and the New York Public Library).
Mercadante's collection of solo arias and duets were written during his influential stay in Paris during 1835-36. Each work is dedicated to one of the leading opera singers of the day. Franz Liszt wrote transcriptions of six of these songs as his own Soirées Italiennes (LW A47), published in 1840.
Price: $160.00 other currencies