Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868) Autograph Musical Manuscript, Signed, with a Signed Photograph, c. 1861. Oblong octavo manuscript on laid paper, ruled with staves throughout, fifty-five leaves, signed by Rossini on the first page, containing the full scores of three compositions (sextets and septets): "La Notte"; "La Preghiera"; and "La Caccia"; bound with pale green silk ribbons, with old stamps on otherwise blank front cover sheet, and a lengthy note of authenticity by a Belgian autograph expert, dated 1904, with his stamp; housed in a custom-made silk-lined tooled and gilt-leather box, mounted with an inscribed carte-de-visite of the Maestro, dated 1861; manuscript with some finger smudges, carte-de-visite with some surface damage, the box slightly warped, surface wear; the manuscript: 7 1/2 x 5 in.
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