Paris: Choudens Fils [PN A.C. 8431], [after 1886].
Large octavo. Original publisher's light pink illustrated wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank),  (cast list and contents), 2-75, [i] (blank), 14 (publisher's catalogue) pp. Unopened.
Wrappers slightly worn; minor damage to head of spine. Some signatures split and partially detached.
Fleurette, oder Näherin und Trompeter, to a libretto by Hopp and Zell [C. Walzel] after Pittaud de Forges and Laurencin [Chapelle]), was first performed in Vienna at the Carltheater on March 8, 1872.
"[Offenbach] was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written... Moreover, it was through the success of Offenbach’s works abroad that operetta became an established international genre, producing outstanding national exponents in Strauss, Sullivan and Lehár and evolving into the 20th-century musical." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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