Head and tail pieces, two portrait plates engraved by Duponchel from artwork by Gardner. Giuseppi Piccinni. was the eldest son of the Italian operatic composer Niccolo Piccinni. Book is dedicated to James Hugh Smith Barry, collector of antiquities, and was from County Cork, and was known in Italian musical circles. xii, 117 pp. Few light foxing spots, but clean, tight copy. Contemporary calf, gilt ruled borders, gilt decorated spine, with black leather title label; slight surface splits along front and back bottom edge of binding. Marbled endpprs. The classic love story that endures the ages. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lettere Amorose D'Eloisa e Abeilard con la ...
Publisher: Delalain, Merigot, Esprit, Barrois
Publication Date: 1782
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Delalain, Merigot, Esprit, Barrois, Paris, 1782. Full leather. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Parigi Delalain, Merigot, Esprit, Barrois 1782 xii+117pp illustrated 145x85mm contemporary full calf with label and gilt ornamentation to spine, gilt rule to edges of front and back covers. Decorative woodcut head and tail pieces, two portrait plates engraved by Duponchel from artwork by Gardner. Giuseppi Piccinni (1758-1826) was the eldest son of the Italian operatic composer Niccolo Piccinni. He also acted as librettist for his father on occasions, including for a comic opera, first performed at Versailles in 1783, entitled "Le Faux Lord." The dedicatee in this title is James Hugh Smith Barry (1748-1801), the traveller and celebrated collector of antiquities, who had a considerable estate at Fota in Co. Cork. He was not unknown in Italian musical circles, having been a pupil of the Czech composer and friend of Mozart, Josef Myslivecek, and paying for the latter's funeral in 1781. Some wear to head and tail of spine, light discolouration to lower margin of plates, otherwise a very good copy of a rare book. Bookseller Inventory # 000181