Charlottenburg: Dramatisches Bureau [without PN], .
Folio. Unbound (signatures stapled).  (title), 2-73, [i] (blank) pp. Facsimile of manuscript.
With an autograph inscription signed "Seinen besten, treuesten Freunde widmet dieses Musikbüchlein der Tonsetzer, möge es seine Mission erfüllen und meinen lieben Heini Schepp recht oft ergötzen D[en? ...] 8.III.08 Goepfart" to upper margin of title.
Remnants of a former binding to inner margins of title and final blank page, not affectng text or inscription. Some darkening to upper margin of title, affecting first line of inscription; minor soiling, staining, and wear.
First Edition. Rare. Worldcat (1 copy only, at the National Library of Sweden). OCLC no. 924101195.
First performed in Weimar at the Grossherzogliches Hoftheater in 1907.
Goepfart, a German composer and conductor, visited the U.S. on a concert tour in 1875-1876 and subsequently became director of the German Theatre in Baltimore from 1876-1877. He then returned to Germany and held various professional positions in Weimar and Berlin. He composed orchestral works, works for choir, chamber music, and the present opera. Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie Vol. 3, p. 886.
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