1921 · Wien-New York
Signature of the Jewish music critic and conductor Arthur Holde (1885-1962) in ink to upper wrapper.
Wrappers browned, brittle, and chipped, with some loss to spine; lower detached. Minor internal browning, heavier to title and final leaf. First Edition, first issue. Somfai BB 62, p. 306. Szabolcsi Sz 48, p. 332.
A kékszakállú herceg vára (Duke Bluebeard's Castle), an opera in one act to a libretto by Béla Balázs, was first performed in Budapest at the National Opera on 24 May 1918. (Inventory #: 33883)