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Puccini, Giacomo
FOUR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED (“G.PUCCINI”, “GP.”,  AND “GIACOMO”), TO SYBIL SELIGMAN
about La fanciulla del West, discussing the possibility of staging it at Drury Lane, expressing concern about the Atlantic crossing, giving her his address at the Hotel Knickerbocker, remarking that Mascagni will stage an opera simultaneously with his, that Higgins will also come to the premiere on 6 December, asking if she might also attend and asking her to translate a Spanish play for him (“...Dio sa che traversato faremo, con questo orribile tempo, ma è corto il viaggio...Mascagni darà la sua opera quasi contemporaneamente a me…”)

4 pages, 8vo, one on a postcard of the Kronprinz Wilhelm at Cherbourg, Torre del Lago, Milan, Paris and Cherbourg, 28 June & 30 October to 11 November 1910, stamp removed from the postcard with some loss to 2 words


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One letter is published in V. Seligman, Puccini among Friends (1938), pp.194.

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