Lot 716: ALS in Italian, signed "Paganini," one page, 7.5 x 9.5, October 6, 1837. Untranslated letter to his publisher Antonio Pacini in Paris regarding a mistakenly delivered letter received in the post. Also addressed on the reverse in Paganini's own hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), scattered foxing, toned adhesive remnants to left edge, and show-through to the upper left from slight surface loss to reverse.Pacini, who had found little success as a composer and theatre conductor, began his career as a music publisher in 1808 and became known for the high quality of his editions. Unlike many others in the field, Pacini ensured the strict accuracy of the final product and included supplemental material, such as notes useful in directing a production and illustrations of the composers. He was also a close friend of Paganini, and published his 24 Caprices and 12 Sonatas in 1828. As a sort of 'testimonial' in his publications, Pacini billed himself as the 'editor of the operas of Rossini, Paganini and other authors.' A rare and exceptionally desirable handwritten letter with a choice musical association.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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