Paris: Maurice Schlesinger [PN M.S. 2087; M.S. 2173], . Folio. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed boards. 1f. (recto title with lithographic vignette to head entitled "Henriette!" depicting a scene from the opera, verso blank),  (cast list and table of contents), 2-189, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Uncut.
With Collection des Chefs d'Oeuvre Lyriques Modernes, des Écoles Française, Italienne & Allemande... " printed to upper board; publisher's catalog of various arrangements of Halévy's L'éclair and La Juive to lower. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.
Binding quite worn, soiled, and bumped; spine defective. Some internal wear and foxing; edges soiled; small tear to outer margins of pp. 1-2, not affecting music; occasional markings in pencil.
Probable First Edition. Lesure II, pp. 389-390. OCLC no. 19726623.
L'eclair, to a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and F.A. Eugène de Planard, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Salle de la Bourse) in Paris on December 16, 1835.
"L’éclair was the most successful of Halévy’s opéras comiques, following hard on the heels of his most successful grand opera La Juive... The music is brisk, witty, and abundant in key changes and sudden shifts." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Item #26433
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