Paris: Maison J. Meissonnier Fils (Gerard & Cie.) [PNs C.M. 5279; E.M. 3019], [ca. 1860]. Octavo. Quarter contemporary dark green leather with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title with lithographed vignette by Bertauts in Paris, verso blank, 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 136 pp. Engraved. Reduced for piano by A. Garaudé (from the Opéra Comique).
Named cast includes Mocker, Hermann Léon, Emon, Ste. Foy, Grignon, Duvernoy, Lemercier, and Blanchard.
With "Gerard & Cie. Ane Maison de Meissonnier" handstamp to lower outer corner of title. Plate number E.M. 3019 struck through throughout.
Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly worn, browned, and soiled; some foxing and minor dampstaining; occasional tape repairs; some leaves with small tears or slight loss to blank margins, not affecting music; loss to blank outer margins of pp. 119-120, not affecting music; small rectangular slip of blank paper laid down to front pastedown and verso of title.
A reissue of the edition originally published by Mayaud in ca. 1848-1849. Lesure II, pp. 188, 309, 316. OCLC no. 58970987.
Gille ravisseur, to a libretto by Thomas Sauvage, was first perfomed at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) in Paris on February 21, 1848.
"[Grisar's] Gille ravisseur... may be regarded as his first small masterpiece; successfully produced in 1848, the work is remarkable for its intelligence, inspiration, subtlety, humour and sense of theatre... An immediate precursor of Offenbach, Grisar always worked within the confines of French good taste which he inherited from Boieldieu. His comedy is never vulgar or completely burlesque, and the music, of considerable merit, may be compared to that of Ambroise Thomas who, unlike Grisar, has not fallen into oblivion." Phillippe Mercier in Grove Music Online. Item #26262
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