Fine Set of Metastasio's LibrettosPietro Metastasio. Opere del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio. Parigi: Vedova Herissant, 1780-1782.
Twelve octavo volumes. 392; 434; 406; 430; 450; 396; 418; 410; 400; 400; 360; 432 pages. Frontispiece in Volume I. Thirty-six engraved plates throughout. Index.
Early green full morocco over boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spines. Gilt fillets, designs, and turn-ins to boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minor sunning to spines. Most volumes have bookplates on front pastedown of Baron Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild. A bright and handsome set in near fine condition.
Comprehensive collection of Metastasio's highly-regarded libretti, such as Artaserse, Demofonte, and Olimpiade. Most of Volume XII is concerned with Metastasio's posthumously-published "Estratto della'arte Poetia d'Aristotile."
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