Paris: Brandus [PN 5303], [ca. 1851].
Large octavo. Quarter red leather with red textured cloth boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 1f. (named cast list and contents), 293, [i] (blank).
Named cast includes Meyer Bussine, Siante-Foy, Felix Miolan, Ricquier, Audran, Adolphe, Lejeune, and Marie.
With small charming musical bookplate of the noted French composer Charles Lecocq (1832-1918) to front pastedown.
Binding slightly worn and rubbed. Slightly worn and faded; small handstamp to title.
First Edition, second issue.
"In July 1850 one of [Adam's] best works, the opera Giralda, ou La nouvelle Psyché (with a text by Scribe, originally intended for Auber) was produced [at the Opéra-Comique], with an unknown soprano, Marie Félix-Miolan, in the title role: as Miolan-Carvalho she was to be Gounod’s first Marguerite, Mireille and Juliette." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.
Price: $165.00 other currencies