Paris: Choudens, Fils [PN A. C. 8102], . Large octavo. Full black cloth boards with Max Eschig & Cie rectangular label printed in sepia to upper, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso contents), 337, [i] (blank) pp.
Boards worn and faded; hinges split; spine reinforced with black tape. Signatures separated and detached; title soiled and with remnants of early wrapper to inner margin.
First Edition, second issue.
Le Dante was first performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique (Lyrique) on May 13, 1890.
"A prodigious worker, [Godard] soon began to establish a reputation as a composer in Germany and Spain as well as in France, and by the 1870s was well known throughout Europe and considered by many to be one of the most important of the young French composers of his day, frequently compared to the young Mozart on account of his early display of talent." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #28573
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