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    Inscribed by Jules Massenet to the Actor who
    Originated the Title Character

    [Jules Massenet, composer]. Don Quichotte. Paris: Au Ménestrel, 1910. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Massenet on the half-title to Vanni Marcoux, who originated the role of Don Quichotte in Paris: "à Vanni Marcoux, de l'opera./ après cette velle creation... En grande admiration/Massenet/Paris/29 Dec 1920". Quarto. [viii], 244 pages. Bound in later quarter red levant morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, marbled endleaves. Front wrapper inserted at front. Some minor wear to binding, front wrapper repaired, first gutter cracked, final gutter starting, ink notation (in an unknown hand) and publisher's ink stamp on page [iii]. A near fine copy with a superb association.


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    April, 2015
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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