Opere, Volume I by Pietro Metastasio
Firenze, Press o Giovacchino Pagani. 1820, second edition, good for age, no d.j. as issued, hardcover.
Rather fragile, leather-bound 12mo, 494pp. Cover is lightly soiled and scuffed and hinges are loose. Ffe is loose, otherwise hinges are firm. Some foxing and toning to paper, but surprisingly nice for age. It appears that the spine cover was somewhat loose and repaired very neatly. Raised bands on spine and laid on title which is missing a small part of his name. Please see scans. Written in Italian, obviously. There is a gift inscription penned on the ffe from 1957 and another from 1986 - probably a gift to a music student who spoke Italian or an Italian student who was a musician?