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MUSIC. Manuscript of 35 canzonette and other airs by Antonio Masini, Bernardo Pasquini and unidentified composers, [Italy, 17th Century], the vocal part only, in at least three hands, the opening page with an attractive figure initial S depicting a merman blowing a horn, pen and ink, 16 other initials in decorative penwork, remaining initials uncompleted, index, 160 leaves, oblong 8vo (98 x 268mm), green vellum armorial boards, gilt, restored in ?early 20th Century by Libreria Vinciana, Milan (binding heavily worn, spine detached). Provenance: early 20th Century ownership inscriptions of Vincenzo Di Donna, Torre del Greco.
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MUSIC. Manuscript of 35 canzonette and other airs by Antonio Masini, Bernardo Pasquini and unidentified composers, [Italy, 17th Century], the vocal part only, in at least three hands, the opening page with an attractive figure initial S depicting a merman blowing a horn, pen and ink, 16 other initials in decorative penwork, remaining initials uncompleted, index, 160 leaves, oblong 8vo (98 x 268mm), green vellum armorial boards, gilt, restored in ?early 20th Century by Libreria Vinciana, Milan (binding heavily worn, spine detached). Provenance: early 20th Century ownership inscriptions of Vincenzo Di Donna, Torre del Greco.

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MUSIC. Manuscript of 35 canzonette and other airs by Antonio Masini, Bernardo Pasquini and unidentified composers, [Italy, 17th Century], the vocal part only, in at least three hands, the opening page with an attractive figure initial S depicting a merman blowing a horn, pen and ink, 16 other initials in decorative penwork, remaining initials uncompleted, index, 160 leaves, oblong 8vo (98 x 268mm), green vellum armorial boards, gilt, restored in ?early 20th Century by Libreria Vinciana, Milan (binding heavily worn, spine detached). Provenance: early 20th Century ownership inscriptions of Vincenzo Di Donna, Torre del Greco.

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