Title Hector Berlioz. Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres Ouvrage Orné de Quatorze Lithographies Originales par M. Fantin-Latour.
Binding Red Half Calf. Marbled Boards.
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Paris A la Librairie de l'Art 1888
Seller ID 005776
Folio, 306 by 213 mm. xvi, 386,  pp. With 14 original lithographs by Fantin-Latour, 3 other plates hors-texte, and 122 engravings illustrating the text. The Fantin-Latour lithos are outstanding, and the work is greatly augmented as well with the numerous engraved theatrical scenes, portraits and caricatures of Berlioz and his contemporaries, and several facsimiles of Berlioz's written scores. Jullien (1845-1932) was a prolific opera and theatre critic who wrote extensively on Wagner also, the relationship of Goethe and music, and the eighteenth century stage. This Berlioz biography originally appeared, in a much reduced form -- it was only 198 pages -- in 1882. Other than a few torn tissue guards, this copy is pristine, with an impressive half calf binding.