New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London: M. Witmark, 1915. Quarto. Original publisher's decorative black cloth-backed ivory wrappers printed in red and black. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] (named cast list ), [i] (blank), [i] (musical numbers), [i] (blank), 133, [i] (blank) pp.
Wrappers somewhat worn and creased, with small tears to edges. Light dampstaining to upper inner corners throughout; signatures loose; occasional minor chips and tears to edges, not affecting music; one leaf browned; composer's facsimile signature stamp to title.
"[Herbert] was the most talented and successful American operetta composer and important also as an advocate of copyright and performance-rights protection for composers." Steven Ledbetter in Grove Music Online.
The Princess Pat, an operetta in three acts written for the soprano Eleanor Painter (1891-1947), was first performed on Broadway on September 29, 1915 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 158 performances. Item #27579
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