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Schneider, Louis (1861-1934)
Massenet: L'Homme - Le Musicien. Illustrations Et Documents Inedits. L. Carteret. Libraire L. Conquet: Paris, 1908. THE DELUXE First Edition, limited to 50 copies on special Japanese paper. Small folio. 385 pp. With handsome frontispiece portrait. B/w illustrations throughout including full-page plates. Musical examples including facsimiles of the composer's manuscripts. Original decorative colored wrappers. Internally pristine with pages still unopened, covers very slightly soiled, some splitting and wear on spine but a solid copy.
The definitive work on Massenet and his music, with individual chapters on each of his operas.