"The Ameer." Comic Opera in Three Acts. Book by Frederic Ranken and Kirke La Shelle. [Piano-vocal score]. Victor HERBERT.

"The Ameer." Comic Opera in Three Acts. Book by Frederic Ranken and Kirke La Shelle. [Piano-vocal score]

New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Leipzig: M. Witmark [PN 1832], 1899. Large octavo. Original publisher's black cloth-backed illustrated wrappers printed in colour. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] (characters and setting), [i] (contents), 205, [iii] (blank) pp.

Wrappers somewhat worn; small tears and chips to edges; spine torn at head and tail; joints split. Minor tears to margins; several pages slightly creased at upper corner.

First Edition.

The Ameer, an operetta in 3 acts, was first performed at Wallack's Theatre on December 4, 1899.

"[Herbert] was the most talented and successful American operetta composer and important also as an advocate of copyright and performance-rights protection for composers... [The Serenade was his] first major success." Steven Ledbetter in Grove Music Online. Item #27555

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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