Leipzig: Ludwig Doblinger (Bernhard Herzmansky) [PN D. 4418.], 1909. Folio. Original publisher's cloth-backed decorative light olive green wrappers.  (recto title with vignette by Öst. Kostüm-Atelier Blaschke & Co., Wien, verso cast list and table of contents), 3-74 pp.
With small Karlsbad bookseller's label to lower margin of title.
Wrappers slightly worn. One signature partially split.
First Edition. OCLC no. 17835802.
Das Fürstenkind was first performed in Vienna at the Johann Strauss Theater on October 7, 1909.
"[Lehár] was the leading operetta composer of the 20th century, being primarily responsible for giving the genre renewed vitality. His most successful operetta, Die lustige Witwe, has established a lasting place in the opera as well as the operetta repertory and, along with Offenbach and Johann Strauss II, Lehár has remained one of the most popular composers of light music." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Music Online.
"After the phenomenal success of The Merry Widow, Lehár’s output during the next few years proved to be variable. However, in a remarkably short period between October 1909 and January 1910, he pulled off an unparalleled feat when three works containing his music opened in Vienna. These shows, which are among the best known of all operettas, were Das Fürstenkind (The Prince’s Child), Der Graf Von Luxemburg (The Count Of Luxembourg) and Zigeunerliebe (Gypsy Love)." Encyclopedia of Popular Music at Grove Music Online. Item #26933
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