Paris: Choudens Père & Fils [PN A.C. 7764], [ca. 1890]. Large octavo. Plain blue wrappers with manuscript titling in blue ink to upper and spine. 1f. (recto title within architectural border, verso notes), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 307, [i] (blank) pp. Many leaves unopened.
Named cast includes Simon-Girard, Duparc, Cannès, Maria Thom, Hurbain, Dechesne, Simon-Max, Mesmacker Larbaudière, and Chalmin.
Quite browned throughout, scattered foxing; edges worn, with occasional small chips and tears; small oval handstamp to lower margin of title.
A re-issue of the first edition.
"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 #28400
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