Tall staple bound pamphlet bound in red card covers. 18 pages [in 36] with original Italian text on versos and English translation of facing rectos. Translated into English by Ruth and Thomas Martin from the libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse. (1957), no additional printing listed.. Published in the G. Schirmer Collection of Opera Librettos. Also contains an outline of the story, a cast of characters and synopsis of the scenes. No previous ownership marks. A clean, tight and unmarked copy. Mild finger soiling on front cover. Near fine.