Title Il Furioso. Opera in due atti. Musica di G. Donizetti ridotta per Piano-Forte [Il Furioso di Santa Domingo]
Binding Half Vellum. Marbled paper on boards.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Milano Presso Epimaco e Pasquale Artaria
Seller ID 006221
N.d., circa 1830s. Oblong, 19.5 by 26.5 cm. The pagination is disorganized, with a return to page one several times, then many numbers skipped, and ending on page 112, but it seems that the book is complete as published. Partial hand-coloring of the title page, including of the lettering and the copper engraved illustration beneath. Scarce -- no copies found on OCLC First Search. This Donizetti opera had its premier in 1833 and thus this published piano version based on the opera score is both early, and quite possibly the first published piano reduction of the score. Condition: soiling of the vellum spine and light wear to the binding generally. Occasional light foxing and soiling to the interior, but mostly clean and tight.