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Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)

Edouardo Sonzogno: Milan, 1915. PN 1884. First Edition. Folio. 251 pp. Original white cloth boards with raised design featuring bees, title stamped in gold and green. Elegantly boxed in 3/4 red leather with marbled boards, raised bands and gold tooling. Somewhat sprung, corners bumped, spine rubbed, covers slightly soiled; otherwise very good.
Very handsome printing with engraved vignettes at the head and end of each act. Each act preceded by a plot summary on a separate page with engraved designs. Madame Sans-Gêne, based on a play by Sardou and Moreau with a libretto by Renato Simoni, had its premiere at the Metropolitan in New York January 25, 1915, under the direction of Toscanini.

Please note the autograph letter of Illica, writing about "Madame Sans-Gêne".

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