Wien: W. Karczag [PN W.K. 1895], [ca. 1928].
Folio. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers printed in silver, blue, and red. 1f. (portrait of Kálmán with facsimile signature),  (title, contents), 3-186 pp.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Slightly browned throughout.
First Edition, later issue,
Die Herzogin von Chicago, to a libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald, was first performed in Vienna at the Theater am Wein on April 5, 1928.
"Kálmán’s most successful and typical works are those in which the Viennese waltz is mixed with the Hungarian popular style. His major international operetta successes all had Hungarian settings, while other works had sub-plots with opportunities for music in the Hungarian manner. Even in his last work, set on a ranch in Arizona, the heroine is a Hungarian. Thus he was able to add to his fund of melody an almost obsessive taste for Hungarian popular rhythms, set off by a penchant for opulent orchestral colouring and instrumental counterpoint." Andrew Lamb in Grove Dictionary of Opera.
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