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Title: Iphiginie en Tauride.
Description: 1779. Folio, 357 x 255 mms., full score, in a contemporary hand, in ink, on staved paper, pp. 200,uncut contemporary boards (worn and holding on for dear life), paper label on front cover, no end-papers, the autograph "A. Joseph Sartoris/ Rushton Hall/ Rushton" on the front paste-down end-paper, the bookseller's ticket of the 19th century Parisian bookseller, "A. Aubry, libraire, 16, rue Dauphine Pais. Redaction de Catalogues. Ventes de Livres aux encheres." loosely inserted. The spine is quite worn, and the joints are tender. Inscribed on top margin of first page: "Iphigenie en Tauride, Tragedie en quatre Actes, par Mr Guillard, mise en musique & dediee par Mr Le CHer Gluck, Representee pour la premiere fois par L'Academie Royale de Musique le Mardy 18 May 1779, Prix 24." Iphiginie en Tauridei was Gluck's fifth opera, first performed on 18 May 1779 by the Paris Opéra at the second Salle du Palais-Royal. It was a great success.

Keywords: music OPERA prose

Price: GBP 825.00 = appr. US$ 1178.09 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 8922

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