Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1892.
Quarto. Original publisher's dark orange wrappers with titling within architectural border. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto preface, verso blank), -5 (dramatis personae, synopsis, and contents), 6-236 pp.
Wrappers detached with minor chips, tears, and tape repairs to edges; former owner's signature ("E.B. Shinmon") to upper wrapper; spine lacking. Some signatures split; former owner's signature to title; tape repair to upper margin of p. 131, not affecting music.
Third version. [?]First American Edition.
First performed, to a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Carré’s Faust et Marguerite and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Part I (in the French translation by Gérard de Nerval) in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique on March 19, 1859.
To most opera lovers today, Gounod is essentially the composer of Faust and Roméo et Juliette and with good reason, for it would be difficult to defend the critical position that these are not his best works for the stage." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.
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