“NEVER YET HAS ANYONE PRODUCED SO ACCURATE A MUSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LA MANIFESTATION PHYSIQUE DES TENDRESSES HUMAINES”
MASSENET, J[ules]. Esclarmonde. Paris, 1889.
First edition, association copy of the piano-vocal score, inscribed by Massenet to the great French bass Joseph Tagliafico “a l’ami Tagliafico, souvenir de son bien affectionne, J. Massenet,” with a musical quotation from the prologue (“O divine Esclarmonde…”), dated Paris, October 1889. With lovely art nouveau color illustrations, including vignette title page, by E. Grasset. $3,800.00$2,660.00