Paris: G. Hartmann [G. H. 1190], .
Large octavo. Quarter dark red calf with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt, initials "G.S. gilt to foot; marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto decorative title, verso blank), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), [iv] (notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents), 341, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Vergnet, Manoury, Gresse, Fontaine, Boutens, Mansuède, M. Duvivier, Bl. Deschamps, and Lonati.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers browned. Minor internal wear; light uniform browning; small circular publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.
Hérodiade, with a libretto by P. Milliet and H. Grémont after Flaubert's Hérodias, was first performed in Bruselles at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in December of 1881 under the direction of Stoumon and Calabrési.
"[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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