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  • Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes), Metastasio, Pietro
  • Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes), Metastasio, Pietro
  • Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes), Metastasio, Pietro
  • Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes), Metastasio, Pietro
  • Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes), Metastasio, Pietro
  • Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes), Metastasio, Pietro

Author Name    Metastasio, Pietro

Title   Poesie e Cantate Profane di Pietro Metastasio (12 volumes)

Binding   Quarter Calf. Marbled boards.

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher   Venezia Tipografia Pepoliana 1794-1795

Seller ID   006156

16mo. 11.5 by 7.5 cm. A vast compendium of Metastasio's poetic works excepting his lyric opera libretti. Not a few of the works contained herein, however, were intended to be accompanied by music, and many of these are dramatic works, short to long-ish, and with casts of characters -- essentially, one act operas, some with many scenes. These works, moreover, were some of his most popular works in their day. Among the works included are "La Contesa de' Numi", "Il Tempio dell'Eternita", "L'Asilo d'Amore", "Le Grazie Vendicate", "Il Sogno di Scipione", "Il Palladio Conservato", "Il Parnaso Accusato e Difeso", "La Pace fra la Virtu e la Belezza", "Astrea Placata", etc. etc. All the volumes contain the decorative bookplate of Alexander Speirs, who was a prominent Scottish politician in the early 19th century. Spine labels with number of volume only, missing label for volumes 1 and 12 (the latter has a slight remnant of the label. Boards with speckled marbled paper pastedowns. These have some darkening. The bindings otherwise with minor bumping here and there, and scattered scuffs. Nonetheless, the near-miniature set remains very attractive, and also very uncommon.

Price = 400.00 USD



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