Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 4740], .
Large octavo. Original publisher's gray wrappers with title within decorative border. 1f. (recto title within decorative border by Buval, verso blank),  (notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents), 2-232, 1f. (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Simon-Girard, Girard, Vernon, Lestrade, Reval, Luco, Lepers, Simon-Max, Maugé, Bartel, and Henriot.
Wrappers partially detached; spine reinforced with tape. Some signatures split; minor chipping to upper margins.
Reprint from first edition plates.
La fille du tambour-major, to a libretto by Chivot and Duru, was first performed in Paris at the Folies-Dramatiques on 13 December 1879.
[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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