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    Inscribed by Composer Emmanuel Chabrier

    Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894). Le Roi Malgré Lui. Opéra Comique en 3 Actes... Parition Piano & Chant Réduite par M. Auguste Bazille. Paris: Enoch Frères & Costallat, 1887.

    First edition. With an autograph inscription signed by the composer to the front free endpaper: "À mon affectionné collègue J. Ten Brink Son Emmanuel Chabrier1887." Jules Ten Brink (1838-1889) was a Dutch-born composer who resided for many years in Paris. Octavo.

    Quarter-morocco with marbled boards, raised bands to spine. Slightly worn, corners bumped. 433 pages. First performed in Paris May 18th 1887. "The libretto involves the accession to the Polish throne in 1573 of the French Prince Henri III, and is somewhat obscure, but illumined by the grace and gaiety of Chabrier's music." - TNG Vol. 4 page 97.

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