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Author Name    Villarosa, Carlantonio de Rosa, marchese di

Title   Memorie dei compositori di musica del Regno di Napoli.

Binding   Quarter-leather

Book Condition   Good Plus

Type   Association Copy

Edition   Presumed First Edition

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   Napoli Stamperia Reale 1840

Inscription   Signed by Celebrity

Seller ID   007780

Questa non una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato in Italia. In octavo (mm 225x155). Pagine v, [1], xv, [1], 250, [2]. Piccolo fregio al frontespizio. Tracce di foxing sparso. Ampi margini. Legatura in quarto pelle con carte marmorizzate. Titolo impresso in oro al dorso. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. Printed and bound in Italy. Signed in a neat ink hand on the front pastedown by previous owner, Vincenzo Capezza. Contemporary binding. Handsome, dark green morocco spine, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering and rules. Marbled paper hardboards in shades of dark green, rust and beige. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, but with some rubbing. All corners bumped and abraded, especially the upper front corner. The binding is reasonably clean. 9 x 6.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in, but note that there is a split between two signatures, i.e., at pp. 4 and 5. With v, [1], xv, [1], 250, and [2] pages. Title page with a vignette depicting musical instruments, sheet music, and laurel leaves. Tiny stamp of previous bookseller to lower corner of front pastedown. Occasional foxing throughout the book. First several pages with small creases to upper corner, not into text. Else a clean volume. A Good Plus copy. Somewhat scarce in any condition. Capezza was an Italian opera critic and personally knew many of the great Italian singers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in the career of Enrico Caruso.

Price = 300.00 USD


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