Paris: Colombier [PN C. 1853], [ca. 1855-1860]. Large octavo. Quarter contemporary dark green morocco with pebbled paper boards, spine in rule compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 110 pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Faure, Ponchard, Lefebvre, and Lemercier.
Publisher's handstamp to lower outer corner of title; printer's note "Imp. Thierry... " to lower margin of p. 1. Contemporary signature to upper outer corner of cast list.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine scuffed with some loss to head. Some dampstaining to inner margins. A very good copy overall.
First Edition, [?]second issue. Lesure II, pp. 114-115. OCLC no. 45572468.
Le Chien du jardinier was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Favart) in Paris on January 16, 1855.
"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 #26268
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