Autograph musical manuscript signed and signed portrait.
Oblong octavo manuscript on laid paper, ruled with staves throughout. 55 pp. on 30 ff.
Fifty-five pages, signed by Rossini on the first page, containing the full scores of three compositions (sextets and septets): "La Notte", "La Preghiera", and "La Caccia".
Bound with pale green silk ribbons, with old stamps on otherwise blank front cover sheet, and a lengthy note of authenticity by a Belgian autograph expert, dated 1904, with his stamp; housed in a custom-made silk-lined tooled and gilt-leather box, mounted with an inscribed carte-de-visite of the Maestro, dated 1861; manuscript with some finger smudges, carte-de-visite with some surface damage, the box slightly warped, surface wear; the manuscript: 127:190 mm.