Paris: L. Cartaret, 1908.
Small folio. Quarter dark brown cloth with marbled boards, patterned endpapers.
1f. (recto half-title, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto blank, verso three-quarter length frontispiece portrait), 1f. (tissue guard with titling to verso), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 392 pp. With numerous illustrations, including facsimiles of autograph musical manuscripts.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly worn; first signature partially detached.
A major work on the composer, with chapters on Massenet's early years at the Conservatoire, his style and technique, and specific works including La Grand'Tante; Don Cesar de Bazan, Le Roi de Lahore; Herodiade; Manon; Le Cid; Esclarmonde; Le Mage; Werther; Le Carillon; Thais; Le Portrait de Manon; La Navarraise; Sapho; Cendrillon; Griselidis; Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame; Cigale; Cherubin; Ariane; Therese; Les Erinnyes; Marie-Magdeleine; Eve; Narcisse; La Vierge; and La Terre Promise.
Price: $85.00 other currencies