Le Petit-Maitre en Province, Comédie, en un Acte et en Vers, avec des Ariettes: Par M. Harny... Représentée pour la premiere fois par les Comédiens Italiens Ordinaires du Roi, le 7 Octobre 1765. [Libretto]

Paris: La Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1766. Octavo. 1f. (title), [3] (preface), [4] (named cast list), 5-34 pp. With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces to pp. 5 and 33.

Disbound. Very light foxing and mottled browning (title and p. 34).

Rare. Not in Sonneck. Worldcat (3 copies only, at Cornell, Southern Methodist University, and the National Library of Australia). This edition contains the one-page preface which appeared in the 1765 edition published by Duchesne.

Le petit-maître was first performed at the Comédie-Italienne in Paris on October 7, 1865. "The opera, which exposed the morals of 18th-century society, was performed 12 times in the first month and was praised by the Mercure de France for being in the French taste." Barry S. Brook, et. al. in Grove Music Online. Item #26741

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