Mlle. Modiste A Comic Opera Book & Lyrics by Henry Blossom. [Piano-vocal score]. Victor HERBERT.

Mlle. Modiste A Comic Opera Book & Lyrics by Henry Blossom. [Piano-vocal score]

New York, Chicago, London, Vienna, Leipzig, San Francisco, Toronto: M. Witmark, 1905. Quarto. Original publisher's black cloth-backed illustrated light brown wrappers printed in brown and ivory. [1] (title), [2] (blank), [3] (named cast list), [4] (contents), 5-152 pp.

Wrappers worn and slightly chipped, creased, and dampstained; previous owner's signature to upper, with handstamp obscured in black marker. Signatures loose; occasional minor chips to margins, not affecting music; bookseller's handstamp to title; previous owner's signature to cast leaf.

First 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... [He] preferred to compose for trained singers rather than for comedians who sang, and the operettas he wrote for stars like Alice Nielson (The Fortune Teller), Fritzi Scheff (Mlle Modiste) or Emma Trentini (Naughty Marietta) placed great demands on the chorus and orchestra as well as the principals." Steven Ledbetter in Grove Music Online. Item #27590

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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