Proserpine (D'Après Auguste Vacquerie) Drame Lyrique en 4 Actes de Louis Gallet... Partition Chant et Piano par Ph. Bellenot Prix net: 15f... Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique. [Piano-vocal score]
by SAINT-SAËNS, Camille 1835-1921
Paris: Durand & Schoenewerk [PN D. S. 3714], 1887. First Edition of the first version. Ratner II, p. 170. Proserpine, to a libretto by Louis Gallet after August Vacquerie, was first performed at the Opéra Comique (Favart) on March 14, 1887.. Octavo. Half contemporary red morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. 1f. (title with decorative borders in orange and light green by L. Denis, printed by Delanchy & Cie. in Paris), 1f. (named cast list with decorative borders in blue, bronze, and purple), 1f. (table of contents in purple), 245, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Text in French.Publisher's monogrammatic handstamp to lower right corner of title. Cast list includes the names of the singers for the first performance. With small bookseller's label to lower corner of upper pastedown.Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; partially split at joints. Slightly browned; several leaves with repairs to inner margins, not affecting music; pp. 9-16 misbound. (Inventory #: 26020)
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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