New York: Broude Brothers, . Large octavo. Original publisher's light ivory wrappers printed in red and blue. 1f. (recto half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso printer's note), 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto facsimile of title illustrated by B. Delaroche, verso blank), 1f. (recto facsimile of dedication, versio blank), 1f. (recto composer's note, verso blank), 5-11 (introduction), [i] (blank), [i] (named cast list), [ii] (contents), [i] (blank), 1f. (full-page illustration), 342 pp.
Named cast for the 1773 performance includes Larrivée, Sophie Arnould, Rosalie, Beauménil, Duplant, La Suze and Dubois, and for the 1775 performance Larrivée, Levasseur, Mallet, Beauménil, Duplant, Chateauneuf, and Dubois; dancers include Guimard, Peslin, Dorival, Heinel, Hidoux, Vestris, Gardel aîne, Gardel cadet, and Lefèvre.
Wrappers slightly soiled. Very minor internal wear.
Céphale et Procris, a ballet-héroïque in three acts to a libretto by Marmontel after Ovid's Metamorphoses, was first performed in Paris at Versailles on December 30, 1773 in celebration of the marriage of the Count of Artois and Marie Thérèse of Savoy.
Number 13 in the Broude Brothers series Chefs-d'Œuvre Classiques de l'Opéra Français. Item #28748
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