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Elias. Ein Oratorium nach Worten des alten Testaments, Op.70. [ Elijah ].
Bonn: bei N. Simrock 1847 - Full score (for solo voices, chorus and orchestra), plate printed (Pl. no 4651). Additional full-page lithographic title "Baal" ( Elijah looking to heaven) by Christian Hahn after a drawing by Julius Hübner, whose monogram appears in the date: "18JH47". Folio (13 1/2 x 11 inches), 385-pages.Parallel text in English and German (the English libretto translated by William Bartholomew). Near contemporary presentation binding of full green morocco, both covers elaborately ruled and decorated in gilt with inlaid crimson morocco gilt frame enclosing a further 6 inlaid panels of olive green morocco decorated in gilt surrounding a further gilt ornamental frame the centre gilt blocked "Elijah". Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettered direct to 2 compartments, decorative gilt blocked to the remaining 4 compartments, all edges gilt, wide inner gilt dentelles. With on front pastedown a gilt lettered green morocco presentation panel "Presented to G. W. Martin Esq. by Ladies of the Choir as an Acknowledgement of his Uniform Kindness and Courtesy and in Recognition of his Valuable Services as Founder and Conductor of the National Choral Society, June 1862". Some foxing, corners, joints and headbands rubbed; upper joint cracked, lower joint partially so. Two later signatures dated 1899 and 1909 on front fly. Note: H. Lemoine & Ewer & Co (joint copyright owners) also appear in imprint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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