Budapest: Rózsavölgyi és Társa, 1896.
Oblong octavo. Full dark blue cloth with blindruled border.  pp. Text in Hungarian. Introduction by Mór Jókai.
A biographical work on the noted singer and actress, illustrated throughout with reproductions of photographic role portraits, musical excerpts, and autographs. With elaborate borders and decorations to margins printed in green.
Somewhat worn; spine defective. Slightly browned throughout; scattered soiling and small stains; significant repairs to final leaf, just touching text; outer margin of title reinforced with paper tape.
First Edition. Rare (2 copies located outside Hungary, at the British Library and Harvard).
Lujza Blaha (née Ludovica Reindl, 1850-1926) was a famed Hungarian actress and singer known as "the nation's nightingale." She performed in hundreds of folk plays and operettas in both Budapest and Vienna, eventually gaining celebrity status. One of her final performances was the lead role in A nagymama (The Grandmother, 1916), one of the earliest films by Alexander Korda.
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