Paris: Boieldieu... Sylvain St. Etienne succr. [PN S. St. 882], .
Large octavo. Half red calf with red textured paper boards, titling and rules gilt to spine. 1f. (title),  (named cast list and contents), 2-274 pp.
Named cast includes Marie Cabel, Puget, Faure, Beckers, Lemercier, Jourdan, Félix, Lemaire, Duvernoy, Nathan, and Bélia.
Binding considerably worn, with some loss. Slightly worn, browned, foxed, and stained; pp. 3-6 detached. Annotation in pencil to front free endpaper; portion of rear endpaper torn away.
First Edition. Schneider p. 1378.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique on February 23, 1856.
"In Manon Lescaut (1856), the café-scene in Act 2 paints a multi-faceted picture of contemporary society in a manner close to Offenbach; the culmination of the action in a dramatic, half-hour-long death-scene is still more astonishing, anticipating, within the opéra comique genre, the fatal outcome of Carmen by 19 years." Herbert Schneider in Grove Music Online.
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