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Zemire et Azor
Houbault. Hardcover. Paris: Houbaut, 1773. First edition, full score. Folio, contemporary vellum; some light creasing, slightly dusty. Front hinge stressed. Minor dampstaining to bottom blank margins - but overall a tall clean copy. A successful opera that contributed to Gretry's earning of a royal pension and gain of international fame. Libretto by J.F. Marmontel. An adaptation of the fairy tale La Belle et La Bette. A very scarce first edition of one of Gretry's major works. [Grove 7, 709 - illustration on page 707] . Good. 1772. First Edition.
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Last Found On: 2013-07-20           Check availability:      Biblio    

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