Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 11801], . Octavo. Mid-tan leather-backed dark brown textured paper boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with contemporary manuscript label. 1f. (decorative title by Barbizet dated 1873), 1f. (named cast list for the Brussels and Paris premieres and table of contents), 1f. (dedication to Théodore Warnots), 269, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
Title slightly browned and foxed; trimmed at lower margin just affecting publisher's statement. Contemporary signature and publisher's and music seller's handstamps to title; later signature to free front endpaper.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped, with minor loss to upper. Slightly foxed; some signatures partially detached.
First Edition. OCLC no. 4751112.
La Fille de Madame Angot was first performed at the Fantaisies-Parisienes in Brussels on December 4, 1872.
"Much of Lecocq’s music is characterized by a light touch, but he could also adopt a more lyrical and elevated style than Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques. His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot, has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq’s abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #26627
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