L'Opéra en 1788 Documents inédits extraits des archives de l'état. Prix: 1fr. 25
by JULLIEN, Adolphe 1845-1932
Paris: Libraire Musicale Ancienne et Moderne; Pottier de Lalaine, 1873. First Edition. OCLC no. 181898163.Jullien, a French critic and writer on music, "was inspired by history, above all in the first years of his professional musical life, and he wrote many articles and historical essays on the musical life of the 18th century, using unedited archival materials. ‘Like others of his colleagues, he contributed to returning the Revue et gazette musicale to the path of serious historical study' (Pougin). Some of these essays were published in his lifetime, collected in volumes. His erudition and his often criticized flowery style were the source of his success; his respect for creators and his appetite for the new meant that he was among the most avant-garde individuals of the musical life of his time." Brigitte Massin in Grove Music Online.. Octavo. Original publisher's light blue wrappers with title printed within decorative border. 19, [i] (advertisement for another work of Jullien) pp. Text in French.With an autograph inscription signed "Ad. Jn" to "mon gros Léon... " to upper margin of p. 1.Contemporary signature ("Léon [...]") in black ink to upper wrapper. "Extrait de la Revue de France" printed to verso of upper wrapper.Upper wrapper somewhat worn and soiled; lower lacking. Some browning and wear; occasional light foxing. (Inventory #: 26764)
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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