Phryné. Opéra-Comique en Deux Actes. Poème de L. Augé de Lassus... Partition Chant et Piano, réduite par l'Auteur, avec un dessin de F. Marcotte. [Piano-vocal score]
by SAINT-SAËNS, Camille 1835-1921
Paris: A. Durand et Fils [PN D. & F. 4642], 1893. First Edition. Ratner II, p. 224.Phryné, to a libretto by L. Augé de Lassus, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on May 24, 1893.. Octavo. Quarter contemporary red calf with textured red paper boards, titling and initials "A.G." gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. 1f. (title printed in black and red), 1f. (frontispiece drawing by F. Marcotte of the "Scène de l'apparition," from Act 2 of the opera), 1f. (named cast list), 1f. (table of contents), 145, [i] (blank) pp. Transfer. Text in French.Publisher's monogrammatic handstamp to lower left corner of blank final page. Cast list with names of the singers for the first performance, including Sibyl Sanderson.Binding slightly worn and rubbed; head of spine slightly chipped. (Inventory #: 26018)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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