TOSTI, SIR PAOLO
Autograph manuscript of the song "Solo!" (Romanza), together with a photograph, both signed ("F.Paolo Tosti")
notated in black ink on three 3-stave systems, with the words "Acre, veemente voluttà di piangere", with an autograph addition of four bars in pencil, to the close of the vocal part, not found in Ricordi's published editions, 7 pages, 4to (c.30.5 x 24cm), 12-stave paper ("Acme. P & W."), the bifolios stitched, browning and dust-marking to first page--
2) Photograph signed and inscribed on the mount to Vincent Seligman ("A mon premier petit Ami...F.Paolo Tosti 30 Juillet 06"), by Adolfo Ermini of Milan, 31.5 x 22.5cm, a few small marks, mount worn at corners
This photograph is reproduced in V. Seligman, Puccini Among Friends (1938), facing p.66.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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