Milano: F. Lucca [PNs 2455-74], .
Oblong folio. Full dark blue cloth with decorative blindstamping, floral device gilt to upper, titling gilt to spine. 243 pp. Each number with seperate caption title and secondary pagination. Engraved.
Engraved title page with large coat of arms by Leone Zucoli.
Named cast list includes Botticelli, Salvi, Abbadia, Rossi, Badiali, Vaschetti, and Marini.
From the collection of Luigi Ricci (1893-1981), Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni.
Binding slightly scuffed and bumped. Light scattered foxing. An attractive copy overall.
First Edition. Gaspari III, p. 325. Scarce (2 copies only in the U.S., at Julliard and the University of Washington).
Il templario, a melodramma in 3 acts to a libretto by G.M. Marini after Scott's Ivanhoe (1819), premiered in Turin at the Teatro Regio on 11 February 1840.
"[Nicolai's] second opera, Il templario, was received with rapturous enthusiasm in Turin at its première in February 1840. He had become a famous composer overnight (at the same time, incidentally, as Verdi)." Ulrich Konrad in Grove Music Online.
Price: $475.00 other currencies