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Ediz.in lingua inglese. cm.19x27,5, pp.284, New York, Dover Publications, Inc. 2000, cm.19x27,5, pp.284, br.cop.fig.a col. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 156905
Titel: La Bohème. Vocal Score.
Verlag: Dover Publications, Inc.
Einband: br.cop.fig.a col.
Buchbeschreibung G. Ricordi & C. [PN 99000], Milano, 1896. Quarto. Original publisher's dark brown flexible boards with highly decorative stamping gilt, decorative dark ivory endpapers printed in brown. Housed in a custom-made half dark red morocco clamshell box with rounded spine with rules and titling gilt, lined in dark red felt. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso reproduction bust-length photographic portrait of Puccini), 1f. (recto facsimile autograph inscription to Marchese Carlo Ginori-Liscii, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's copyright statement and device), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto index, verso blank), 1f. (recto excerpt from Murger's novel and statement by librettists Giacosa and Illica, verso blank), 1f. (recto note regarding scene 1, verso blank), 82, 1f. (recto note regarding scene 2, verso blank), 83-158, 1f. (recto note regarding scene 3, verso blank), 159-214, 1f. (recto note regarding scene 4, verso blank), 215-269, [i] (blank) pp. A presentation copy, with an autograph inscription signed in ink to surgeon Luigi Scellingo dated February 2 96: "Al carissimo amico dott. Luigi Scellingo ricardo G. Puccini Roma 1. [?2] 96." With small publisher's oval blindstamp to inner corners of first few leaves dated January 1896.Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers partially split at hinges. Minor foxing and soiling. First Edition, first issue. Very rare. Hopkinson 4A. Crawford p. 354. Schickling 67.E.1. Fuld p. 379 (2 copyright deposit copies, in Milan and at the Library of Congress, both of which are engraved. Fuld considers these not to be part of the first commercial edition to which the present copy belongs).No mention of the premiere on title page. All of the music to the final page is in Common time.Hopkinson records 6 copies of the first issue, three of which are copyright copies held in Rome, Milan, and at the Library of Congress. "The other copies in the Turin Conservatorio, the British Museum [the British Library] and the Bodleian Library are blindstamped 1896 but in each case the date of the month is unfortunately indecipherable. It certainly looks therefore as if the opera was first published at the end of January 1896 when the work was first performed." Hopkinson p. 14. The present copy of the first issue (unrecorded) would appear to be the only copy to have the decipherable numeral "1" (January) visible within the blindstamp, confirming the publication month as January.Dr. Luigi Scellingo is recorded as a surgeon in the Annvario del Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, Rome 1902, p. 311. It is possible that he was the son of noted Roman doctor Mariano Scellingo (1844-1925). The date of the inscription is somewhat unclear, as Puccini appears to have incorporated a small caricature of a face (possibly a self-portrait as a moustache is clearly visible) as part of the date; the composer is known to have occasionally included "doodles" of a similar nature in various contexts such as autograph letters, etc. From documented letters, it is known that Puccini was in Rome between February 12th and 15th 1896. La Bohème had its Rome premiere on February 22nd of that year at the Teatro Argentina. Artikel-Nr. 28120