La Digrazie d’Amore by Murica del Cavalier Cesti
Introduced by Anne Brichto of Addyman Books, Hay-on-Wye
This is the 1667 first edition of the Libretto of Cesti’s Opera Le Disgrazie D’Amore in its original paper wrapps. It was printed in Vienna and is in remarkable condition for its age. It has attractive decorative head and tail-pieces and initial letters.
Cesti was an immensely popular star of the opera world in the 17th century. This item was brought in by a lovely lady earlier today. Her father had been a collector of music items and bought many things from all over Europe after the war.