As explained in the introduction, the edition was originally issued as part of a comprehensive collection of Monteverdi's works. It represents the last early printing of these madrigals, as their style fell out of favor and publishers saw no value in further reprints.
A set of facsimile partbooks of the third edition of Monteverdi's first book of five-voice madrigals, originally published by Magni in 1621. The books are labeled canto, quinto, tenore, alto, and basso. The canto book contains the critical commentary for the entire set.FAC-16023$150