The Princess "Pat" A New Comic Opera with Eleanor Painter The Book and Lyrics by Henry Blossom... Staged by Fred G. Latham. [Piano-vocal score]
1915·New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London
by HERBERT, Victor 1859-1924
New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London: M. Witmark, 1915. First Edition. Scarce. "[Herbert] was the most talented and successful American operetta composer and important also as an advocate of copyright and performance-rights protection for composers." Steven Ledbetter in Grove Music Online.The Princess Pat, an operetta in three acts written for the soprano Eleanor Painter (1891-1947), was first performed on Broadway on September 29, 1915 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 158 performances.. Quarto. Original upper wrapper laid down to blue cloth-backed boards, titling in white ink to spine. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] (named cast list), [i] (blank), [i] (musical numbers), [i] (blank), 9-144 pp.Occasional performance notes in pencil, apparently relating to a radio performance or recording.Binding somewhat worn. First two leaves, including title, chipped at lower corners with tape repairs to margins; tear to one leaf repaired; composer's facsimile signature handstamp to title, numerical handstamp, and handstamp of the National Broadcasting Co. to title. (Inventory #: 27580)
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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