Folio. Original wrappers illustrated in colour by Russian artist Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942). 20ff. of text and illustrations + 2ff. with 8 tipped-in colour plates of set and costume designs + tipped-in colour plate reproducing a portrait of Marian Kousnezoff-Massenet. With printed changes to cast list laid down.
Wrappers slightly worn. Minor browning.
"An extraordinary work created in nearly impossible conditions, Prince Igor clings to a place at the edge of the repertory owing to Borodin’s skill in realizing the ‘song and cantilena’ to which, by his own confession, he was drawn." Robert W. Oldani in Grove Music Online. Item #27769
Price: $275.00 other currencies