- Offenbach, Jacques; Barbier Jules
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Opera fantastique en 3 actes (I racconti di Hoffmann; Hoffmann's Erzahlungen; Tales of Hoffman)
Choudens, Editeur, Paris, , Decorative Cloth, , , Good
329 pp. Stated fourth edition. In Italian with German translation below in italic. Plate number 5301. Partition pour chant et piano transcite par A. Bazille. Charming nouveau brown cloth binding with beveled edges, title stamped gilt, floral ribbon design stamped in light bluish green. Wear to corners and top and bottom of spine, a two-inch split at edge of spine, but gilt lettering on spine is still bright. Light paint splatters on front cover. Not the publisher's original binding, text block has been trimmed, affecting only the copyright statement on title page. Deaccessed from a major music library, but with only one stamp on front paste-down, no pockets or other library evidence. With it's faults still a pleasing volume, lovingly bound within 25 years of the first performance in 1881.