New York: Edition Musicus [PN H. et Cie. 9068], [ca. 1940].
Quarto. Original publisher's black cloth-backed dark orange printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso printer's note), 1f. (recto half-length portrait of composer, verso blank), 1f. (recto title in French, verso cast list), 183, [vi] (183A-183F), 184-239, [viii] (239A-239H), 240-422 pp.
Wrappers slightly worn, soiled, and scuffed, with small tears; hinges split. Former owner's signature to free front endpaper dated 1941.
Manon, to a libretto by Meilhac and P. Gille after A.-F. Prévost's L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique (Favart) on January 19, 1884.
"... In Manon Massenet found a subject entirely to his taste which brought out his true gifts."
"[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.
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