Paris: G. Brandus & S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 11, 670], . Large octavo. Quarter mid-tan calf with maroon pebbled paper boards, spine with decorative gilt tooling to head and tail, dark red and green leather title labels gilt. 1f. (recto lithographic title printed in brown within decorative borders by A. Barbizet, verso blank),  (named cast list and table of contents), 238 pp. Lithographed. Named cast includes Monjauze, Beillet, Priola, and Marie Roze. Publisher's and music seller's handstamps to lower margin of title; printer's note to lower margin of p. 2. Minor to moderate foxing; very lightly browned and stained at lower margins; occasional light soiling; several bifolia partially detached. First Edition, probable first issue, of the first version. Lesure II, p. 77-78. OCLC no. 1043312. L'ombre was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on July 7, 1870.
Pianella Operette bouffe en un Acte, Paroles de MM Saint-Yves et Octave Féré... Représentée pour la 1re fois, à Paris, au Théâtre Déjazet, le 11 Mai 1860 Partition Chant et Piano. [Piano-vocal score]. Paris: G. Brandus et S. Dufour [PNs B. et D. 10, 245; 10,254], . 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 66 pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Minor staining to lower margins; some minor foxing. Named cast includes Halbleib, Paul Legrand, and Géraldine. First Edition. Lesure II, p. 77-78. OCLC no. 21850805. Pianella, to a libretto by Emil Pohl, was first performed in Schwerin on May 27, 1857.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; cracked at upper outer edge. Endpapers browned.
"During the 19th century Flotow’s fame was such that many parodies and potpourris of his works appeared... [His] chamber and orchestral works, often akin to Mendelssohn in style, are composed with careful attention to detail and, like his operas, are characterized by deft instrumental writing, graceful melody and clear, light textures." Peter Cohen in Grove Music Online. Item #26272
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