Paris: G. Hartmann & Cie. [PN G. H. et Cie. 2121], . Large octavo. Quarter dark red calf with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, initials "G.D." gilt to tail; marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto decorative half-title in colour, verso blank), 1f. (recto illustrated title in colour, verso blank), [i] (decorative named cast list in colour), [ii] (contents), [i] (small illustration), 275, [i] (blank) pp.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; head of spine torn and slightly frayed; joints partially split. Slightly browned; some signatures split or partially split; small handstamps of Gustave Doret and Marcel Rigaud to front free endpaper and half-title; signatures in ink of J. de Guilheimy and Marcel Rigaud to front free endpaper; Rigaud and Hartmann handstamps to title; de Guilheimy signature to upper outer corner of leaf following title.
"[Massenet] was the most prolific and successful composer of opera in France at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th." Annegret Fauser, Patrick Gillis and Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #29461
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