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Fifteen volumes of opera music for the piano

Fifteen volumes of opera music for the piano

Fifteen volumes of opera music for the piano
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Fifteen volumes of opera music for the piano Hardcover -

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Used - Very Good


various: various. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Fifteen late 19th century volumes of opera scores for piano by renowned composers including Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. This collection was the property of W. G. Moehring, likely of the famed Moehring musical family, who commissioned these custom fine bindings in stamped leather. Penciled musical notations indicate that the owner was undoubtedly a musician. Five raised bands and six compartments on each spine with the composer and the name of the opera in gilt letters. The name "W. G. Moehring" is gilt stamped on each cover in Gothic lettering. All edges are beautifully gilt. Various bookseller's stamps mostly from Philadelphia. Various publishers including Chabal (Paris), Gambogi Freres-editors de musique (Paris). BELLINI -- La Sonnambula BELLINI -- E Puritani DONIZETTI -- Don Pasquale -- front hinge starting, page 69/70 loose DONIZETTI -- Lucrezia Borgia -- front hinge starting DONIZETTI -- Lucia di Lammermoor -- back cover separated; spine cover attached at front cover only; handwritten score inserted after page 144 with many notations in pencil after page 145 DONIZETTI -- La Favorita -- Piano and Italian songs arranged by Wagner -- front hinge slightly starting VERDI -- Luisa Miller -- faded water stain from title page to page 55, front hinge starting VERDI -- I Vespri Siciliani an opera in 5 acts -- faded water stain on all outer edges VERDI -- Rigoletto -- previous owner's names in pencil on front end paper, faded water stain on lower outer 25% on all pages, pages partially loose from page 165-194, front hinge starting VERDI -- Ernani -- slight water staining at the inner edge and some on the outer edge on some pages, hinge starting, pages partially loose from table of contents to page 54 VERDI -- La Traviata -- front hinge starting VERDI -- Il Trovatore -- front hinge starting MOZART -- Don Giovanni -- open tear on title page, front hinge endpaper starting MEYERBEER -- Donorah -- front hinge starting DE FLOTOW -- Marta -- leather on the front cover slightly scuffed, hinge starting, pages 73-80 pages partially loose CONDITION: See above. Generally Good to Very Good. No bookplates All bear penciled price of $125 each from a previous bookseller. DIMENSIONS: Mostly 10 1/2 inches high x 7 inches wide x 1 1/4 inches deep. Some larger.
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  • Title Fifteen volumes of opera music for the piano
  • Author various
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Condition Used - Very Good
  • Publisher various, various
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 114401

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