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[SWIETEN, Gottfried Bernhard van] - HAYDN, Franz Joseph
La Creazione, e Le quattro stagioni Poste in musica dal Celebre J. Haydn. Manuscript libretto
[Turin?, 1835. Manuscript on paper. 4to (binding size 264 x 197 mm). [26] pp. Contents: Fol. 1r title, verso blank, f. 2r-5v text, La Creazione, incipit: "Raffaele / Creò dapprima Iddio il ciel, la terra; / Ma giaceva la terra informe e vuota," f. 6r half-title for Le quattro Stagioni, 6v-13v text, Le quattro Stagioni, incipit: Coro di Contadini, e Contadine. / Vieni deh Flora, vieni / Prezioso don del Ciel." Written in brown ink in an elegant Italian cursive on fine wove paper, no visible watermarks. Three blank leaves at front and back, the outermost being a wrapper of thicker paper (second flyleaf at back adhered to the third), the text block stitched into a Piedmontese case binding of gold-embroidered ivory silk over thin pasteboards, both covers with outer border of a leafy scrolling vine with floral sprigs composed of gilt or silver-gilt appliqués of leaves, blossoms and roundels on stems of couched silver-gilt thread, a larger flowering branch at each corner, at center of upper cover a large gilt monogram CF within a cartouche of repeated leaf appliqués with at top a closed crown, at center of lower cover a large flowering plant of gilt appliqués, couched thread, sequins, etc. (turn-ins of upper cover unsewn, dampstain within upper left quadrant of upper cover). A manuscript of excerpts from the librettos for Haydn's late oratorios, the Creation (Die Schöpfung, first performed 1798) and the Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten, 1801), translated into Italian from the German of his librettist and patron Gottfried van Swieten (1733-1803). Bound in brightly gilt embroidered silk … [Click Below for Full Description]
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