Paris: L. Cartaret, 1908. Small folio. Publisher's full red morocco with elaborate decorative gilt stamping to upper board and spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original decorative wrappers printed in colour bound in. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (tissue guard), 1f. (title), 392 pp. With fine three-quarter frontispiece portrait in gravure of the composer and numerous illustrations, including facsimiles of autograph musical manuscripts.
Binding very slightly worn, rubbed and scuffed.
An attractive copy.
A major work on the composer, with chapters on Massenet's early years at the Conservatoire, his style and technique, and specific works including La Grand'Tante; Don Cesar de Bazan, Le Roi de Lahore; Herodiade; Manon; Le Cid; Esclarmonde; Le Mage; Werther; Le Carillon; Thais; Le Portrait de Manon; La Navarraisae; Sapho; Cendrillon; Griselidis; Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame; Cigale; Cherubin; Ariane; Therese; Les Erinnyes; Marie-Magdeleine; Eve; Narcisse; La Vierge; and La Terre Promise. Item #26122
Price: $200.00 other currencies