London: E. Ascherberg [PN 1733], 1897. Quarto. Original publisher's lithographed ivory wrappers by Henderson & Spalding printed in black and red. [i] (title), [i] (contents), 191, [i] (blank) pp.
Wrappers somewhat worn and chipped; outer margins slightly stained; spine lacking at head; upper partially detached. Handstamp to title; Occasional minor chips to outer margins, not affecting text; handstamp to title.
First British edition.
"[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 #27589
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