The Madcap Duchess A Comic Opera in Two Acts The Book and Lyrics by David Stevens and Justin Huntly McCarthy. [Piano-vocal score]
1913·New York & London
by HERBERT, Victor 1859-1924
New York & London: G. Schirmer [PN 24437], 1913. First Edition."[Herbert] was the most talented and successful American operetta composer and important also as an advocate of copyright and performance-rights protection for composers.""... strong scores are those for The Serenade (1897), The Fortune Teller (1898), Cyrano de Bergerac (1899), The Singing Girl (1899), The Enchantress (1911), The Madcap Duchess (1913), The Only Girl (1914) and Eileen (1917). In musical quality they compare favourably with the works of the principal European operetta composers." Steven Ledbetter in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Original publisher's wrappers. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] (named cast list), [i] (blank), [i] (story), [i] (index), 3-152 pp.Upper wrapper and spine lacking; lower creased and torn with some loss. Slightly worn; occasional minor tears, not affecting music; composer's facsimile signature stamp to title. (Inventory #: 27563)
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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