Paris: Durand & Schoenewerk [PN D. S. 3714], . Octavo. Half contemporary red morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. 1f. (title with decorative borders in orange and light green by L. Denis, printed by Delanchy & Cie. in Paris), 1f. (named cast list with decorative borders in blue, bronze, and purple), 1f. (table of contents in purple), 245, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Text in French.
Publisher's monogrammatic handstamp to lower right corner of title. Cast list includes the names of the singers for the first performance.
With small bookseller's label to lower corner of upper pastedown.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; partially split at joints. Slightly browned; several leaves with repairs to inner margins, not affecting music; pp. 9-16 misbound.
First Edition of the first version. Ratner II, p. 170.
Proserpine, to a libretto by Louis Gallet after August Vacquerie, was first performed at the Opéra Comique (Favart) on March 14, 1887. Item #26020
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