A variant state of the 1st complete Milanese ed. of the vocal score; engraved; issued 1857 or later (publisher's advertisement on p.  of cover includes Simon Boccanegra, published in 1857).
"Al suo venerato ed ottimo amico, l'egregio avvocato Antonio Vasselli, Tito di Gio. Ricordi."
Series title on paper slip laid down on p.  of cover.
Collation: t.p.: p. ; "Indice": p. ; "Personaggi" and "Attori": p. ; publisher's advertisement: p.  of cover.
Each of the 23 numbers has its own caption title, price, separate (alternative) pagination, and pl. no.; 6 of them have corner dates, these ranging from "4.2.52" to "18.7.53".
On many pages, the letters which precede and follow pl. no. vary between copies.
Engravings of p. 104 and 156 (and possibly others) vary between copies (i.e. some of them have re-engravings of these pages); nevertheless, very few textual or musical variants have been found.
The Count's words in the second system of p. 156 read "Ne udivi mai novella" (not "ne udisti mai novella").
The Count's words "Tu mia, tu" on p. 221, third system are set (correctly) in eighth notes (not in quarter notes).
Not in Hopkinson or Chusid; see Fuld, p. 103.
Cammarano, Salvatore, 1801-1852, librettist.
Truzzi, L. (Luigi), 1799-1864, arranger.
Martin, George Whitney, former owner.