Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel et Cie. [PN H. & Cie. 7644, 9648-20086, 20086], 1900.
Large octavo. Mid-brown mottled calf with marbled paper boards, spine in blind-tooled compartments with decorative rules gilt, dark red title labels gilt; marbled edges; marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title within border, verso blank), [i] (notes on first performance and named cast list), [ii] (contents), [i] (copyright statement), 275, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Delmas, Alvarès, Delpouget, Euzet, Sibyl Sanderson, Marcy, Hélgon, Beauvais, and Mendès.
Binding sligthly worn, rubbed, and bumped; front free endpaper partially detached. Some signatures split or partially split; handstamp to lower margin of title; publisher's circular handstamp to lower margin of contents leaf; small stains to p. 59.
Second Viennese edition, later issue.
Thaïs, to a libretto by Louis Gallet after the novel of the same title by Anatole France (1890, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on March 16, 1894, under the direction of E. Bertrand & P. Gailhard.
"Massenet’s musical painting reaches full maturity in Thaïs..." Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online.
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