Paris: G. Hartmann [PN G.H. 777.], [ca. 1879]. Large octavo. Quarter contemporary dark brown morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt with titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1-80, 81/1-81/5, 82-111 pp.
With titling in purple within green borders with floral motif. Publisher's handstamp to blank lower outer corner. Performance annotations in blue and grey pencil.
Binding worn and warped; hinges partially split. Some internal wear; stained at lower margins; occasional small tears.
Second edition, first issue.
Ève, the second of Massenet's four oratorios, was first performed at the Cirque d'Eté in Paris on March 18, 1875.
"The oratorios Marie-Magdeleine (1873) and Ève (1875) laid the foundations of a crucial preoccupation with themes blending the erotic with the religious which found expression in many of [Massenet's] operas." Richard Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #25637
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