Paris: Boieldieu [PN Ve. L. 3356], [ca. 1843].
Large octavo. Quarter maroon cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine, decorative endpapers. 1f. (title within decorative border), [i] (publisher's catalogue), [i] (cast list and incipits), 170 pp. Engraved.
Minor foxing, most noticeable to first few leaves; trimmed; light danpstaining to first ca. 70 pp.; former owner's signature ("E Gravé") in pencil to verso of front free endpaper; small publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower margin of title.
Boieldieu was "the leading opera composer in France during the first quarter of the 19th century and remains the central figure in the opéra comique tradition." Georges Favre and Thomas Betzwieser in Grove Music Online.
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