G.F. Handel. Atalanta an Opera as it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, first edition, 
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP
HANDEL, GEORGE FRIDERIC
Atalanta an Opera as it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, London: John Walsh, 
FIRST EDITION, folio (c.32 x 23.5cm), engraved throughout, table of songs with advertisement, a tall copy, modern half calf, old black-gilt label, lacking list of subscribers, some foxing and creasing to lower corners
We can trace no record of this first edition appearing at auction for over ten years. The subscription list is absent from three of the four copies in the British Library (including both copies in the Royal Music Library) and elsewhere.
Smith no.1; Hoboken no.75; HWV 35.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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