Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 1411.], . Large octavo. Quarter red pebbled cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto decorative lithographic title by Barbizet printed in light purple, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication "A Sa Majesté Charles XV Roi de Suède de Norvège" printed in blue, verso blank), 1 (named cast list and index), 2-303, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Carvalho, Daram, Duclos, Michot, Puget, Laurent, Barré, Laveissière, Troy jeune, Troy, Cazaux, Wartel and Neveu.
Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; hinges split; endpapers browned. Some dampstaining to inner margins; occasional splitting, creasing, and small tears.
First Edition, first issue.
Roméo et Juliette was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on April 27, 1867. The opera was "Gounod's most spectacular immediate success. Coming as it did during the Exposition Universelle of 1867, when Paris was invaded by visitors from the provinces and abroad, the opera drew full houses for many consecutive nights. It started its rapid conquest of foreign stages at Covent Garden on 11 July 1867 and before the end of the year had been seen at major centres in Germany and Belgium." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Item #25608
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