Paris: Choudens Fils [PN A.C. 7409, 2743, 880], [ca. 1897].
Large octavo. Quarter dark red cloth with decorative textured blue paper boards printed in black. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), 222, xxii pp.
Named cast includes Gueymard, Hamackers, Tarby, Belval, Grisy, Marié, Coulon, and Fréret.
Binding slightly worn; signature to upper outer corner of front pastedown. Slightly browned.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra on February 28, 1862, to a libretto by Barbier and Carré inspired by G. de Nerval's Le voyage en Orient. "The magnificent, first production was directed by Eugène Cormon, with costumes designed by Alfred Albert and Paul Lormier, and scenery by Édouard Desplechin (Act I), Charles-Antoine Cambon and Joseph Thierry (Acts II and IV, scene 2), Hugues Martin (Act III), and Joseph Nolau and Auguste-Alfred Rubé (Act IV scene 1)." Wikipedia.
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