Introduction : the soundscape of the 1889 Exposition universelle -- Exhibiting music at the Exposition universelle -- Opera, ballet, and the politics of French identity -- The Republic's muse : Augusta Holmès's Ode triomphale -- French encounters with the Far East -- Belly dancers, gypsies, and French peasants -- The marvels of technology
Illustrated t.p. has two images. At the top of the are several, dark demon-like figures with bat-like wings sitting around and another reaching toward the sky and taking flight. There also some four-legged animal figures with one horn. In the lower picture is another figure with bat wings, sitting on a stone ledge and viewing a darkened city skyline, a full moon in the background. Signed "CELESTIN NANTEUIL 1832 LUNE" and "LIHT FORMENTIN & Cie."