Paris: H. Lemoine [PN B. et Cie. 4548.], [ca. 1857-1860].
Large octavo. Full dark yellow cloth with publisher's yellow upper and blue lower wrappers laid down. 1f. (recto title printed within decorative border by A. Vialon, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents), 222 pp. Music engraved. Some leaves partially uncut.
Named cast includes Roger, Mocker, Hermann Léon, Carlo, Devernois, Palianti, Garcin-Brunet, Lavoye, Darcier, Blanchard, Martin-Charlet, and Victor.
Hand- and blindstamp of Ach[ille] Lemoine and Edouard Goetz to title; "Deuxième Édition Les Mousquetaries ... Paris Henry Lemoine ... 4613 HL ..." printed to upper wrapper; lower with Edouard Goetz advertisement; two small additional labels and handstamps each to spine and upper board.
Binding soiled, with some staining and wear; corners bumped. Moderate internal foxing; some leaves partially detached at gutter; some corners creased or turned; occasional small tears and wear to blank margins, not affecting music; lacking pp. 219-220.
Printed from Brandus plates. Lesure II, pp. 78, 277-78. OCLC no. 8769121.
First performed at the Opéra Comique in Paris on 3 February 1846, Les Mousquetaires de la Reine was one of Halévy's principal comic operas.
"Wagner held Halévy’s work in high esteem." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.
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