Paris: L'Illustration, 1897.
Small folio. Original publisher's dark ivory wrappers illustrated by Léon Comerre printed in black and red.  (title),  (advertisment), -30, [i] (publisher's advertisement), [iii] (advertisement] pp. With cast list and contents to verso of upper and advertisement to verso of lower wrapper.
Wrappers slightly worn; several small tears; small handstamp to inner margin of upper crossed out in black marker.
Ruse d’amour, to a libretto by Bordèse, was first performed in Boulogne at the Casino on 16 June 1898.
"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.
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