The Old Guard Opera Comique in 3 Acts Written by H. B. Farnie. [Piano-vocal score]. Robert PLANQUETTE.

The Old Guard Opera Comique in 3 Acts Written by H. B. Farnie. [Piano-vocal score]

London: Enoch & Sons, [1887]. Quarto. Full teal blue cloth-backed boards with titling gilt to spine. [1] (title), [2] (index), 3-107, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.

Binding slightly worn and rubbed, small label laid down to verso of upper. Title somewhat soiled with small ex-library handstamp to verso; library handstamp to first page of music; small stain to first two leaves.

First Edition. Rare.

"Planquette was less prolific than other operetta composers of his time, but a more conscientious craftsman. This occasionally results in a lack of spontaneity and a tendency towards stereotyped patterns, but at his best Planquette had an attractive gift for rhythmic élan and melodic refinement." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #27978

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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