Lot 772: Rare signed book: L'Arlesienne. First edition, first printing. Paris: Choudens, 1872. Re-bound hardcover, 7.5 x 11, 85 pages. Signed and inscribed on a free end page in French in bold ink to the composer Victor Masse (translated), "To the author of Saisons de Fior d'Aliza, Georges Bizet." Autographic condition: fine, with toning to borders of the signed page. Book condition: VG+/None. This is a rare original edition of the vocal score for the version of his work performed at the Theatre du Vaudeville on October 1, 1872, when it was substituted for a different play that had been banned by censors. It closed after just twenty-one performances and was later revised. As Bizet passed away at just 37 years old, autographic material is of great scarcity.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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