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Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)

Madame Sans-Gêne: Commedia.

Edouardo Sonzogno: Milan, 1915. Pl.n 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.
Signed and inscribed on half-title: Alla gentile Signora | Nisida Suarez | omaggio devoto di | Umberto Giordano | Milano Marzo | 1919.

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.

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