Napoli: Flli. Fabbricatore [PNs 700, 705, 707-709, 713-725], .
Oblong folio. Vellum-backed and edged boards with burgundy cloth laid down, initials "C.G." gilt to upper, titling to spine stamped in black. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents, named cast list), 227,  (blank) pp. Each number with separate caption title and some with secondary pagination. Engraved.
Named cast list includes Arati, Bassini, Borghi-Mamo, Cortesi, Laudani, Benedetti, and Salvetti.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Binding slightly worn and scuffed. Title moderately browned, foxed and with vertical crease; occasional light foxing.
In very good condition overall.
First Edition. Rare (1 copy only located outside of Italy, at UC Berkeley).
Malvina di Scozia, in 3 acts to a libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, premiered in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo on 27 December 1851.
"[Pacini was] one of the leading composers of Italian operas from the late 1820s to the 1840s. ... While his role in the development of opera after Rossini was secondary to those of Bellini and Donizetti, both his operas and his memoirs provide a fascinating glimpse into the efforts of Italian composers to adapt Rossini’s approach to the new musico-dramatic climate of the 1830s and 40s." Scott L. Balthazar in Grove Dictionary of Opera.
Price: $400.00 other currencies