[BODONI] Rosini, Giovanni. (1776-1855)
La Poesia, La Musica e La Danza. Versi di Giovanni Rosini.
Parma: Co I Tipi Bodoniani. 1796. First edition.
8vo. Original white wrappers. (8), 30, pp., with the last blank. A very good copy of the original edition of this elegant collection of Italian poems by Giovanni Rosini, beautifully printed by Bodoni. The booklet is dedicated to the marquise Vittoria Torrigianni Santini. Brooks 629 'Ravissante impression bodonienne'; Gianni, Cat., p. 56, Nr. 77; Vita del Giov. Bodoni (1816), p. 101.
Rosini was a professor of Italian history and art who authored books on Dante, Galilei, the history of Italian painting and sculpture and several volumes of poetry. The composer Luigi Gordigiani (1806 - 1860) set one of his poems, "Euriso," to music. (Cimarusti, "The Songs of Luigi Gordigiani")