Paris: Editions Max Eschig [PN M.E. 3180], . Folio. Original publisher's dark ivory wrappers printed in red. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication to Georges Bravard, director of the Théâtre de la Gaîte Lyrique), 1f. (named cast list for the first performance), 86 pp.
Named cast includes Cartin, Descombes, G. Moureau, Montigny, Corney, and J. Raymond.
Margins of several leaves handstamped "Jane Gatineau" (1893-199-?), most probably the "artiste lyrique" at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, and poet and painter under the pseudonym Nine Maya. Annotations in French and marks in pencil and red and blue crayon, perhaps in Gatineau's hand, for a performance on December 30, 1933.
Wrappers worn and partially detached; spine chipped with some loss. Slightly worn; browned; several leaves soiled and partially detached; small tape repair to outer margin of pp. 11-12, slightly affecting two measures of music.
- 6 leaves of manuscript music (violin and clarinet parts) and original set and costume designs laid in. Folio and octavo. Notated and illustrated in black ink with cuts and annotations in French in pencil and blue and red crayon, perhaps in Gatineau's hand. Illustrations dated December 30, 1933. Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds.
First Edition. Scarce. Worldcat (4 copies only). OCLC nos. 9142205, 844481110.
Vieux Garçons! was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de la Gaîte-Lyrique on February 21, 1931.
A unique production copy. Item #26569
Price: $200.00 other currencies