Milano: G. Ricordi & C. [PNs 115470 q, 115470 t, 115470 p, 115470 o, 115470 a, 115470 b, 115470 s, 115470 l, 115470 b, 115470 r, 115470 k, 115470 m, 115470 h, 115470 j, 115470 u, 115470 x, 115470 i], .
Large octavo. Full dark purple cloth, manuscript titling in gold ink to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso printer's device), 1f. (recto cast list and setting, verso contents), 377, [i] (blank) pp.
Publisher's blindstamp dated February 1927.
Occasional annotations in red crayon.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and shaken. Former owner's signature ("Rosabelle De Long") to upper margin of front pastedown. Occasional creasing to corners; small square publisher's labels to lower margin of title; small pencil annotation to contents; minor creasing to first page of music.
Carmen is recognized as one of the greatest of all 19th century operas. Composed in 1873-1874, it was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on 3 March 1875 to a libretto by H. Meilhac and L. Halévy after Mérimée under the baton of Adolphe Deloffre (1817-1876).
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