Paris: Choudens [PN A. C. 10712], . Large octavo. Original publisher's ivory illustrated ivory wrappers printed in black and dark brown. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and contents, verso blank), 163, [i] (blank) pp. Unopened.
Wrappers slightly worn, soiled, and dampstained; handstamp to lower margin of upper. Some signatures split or partially split.
Les deux avares was first performed in Paris at Fontainebleau on October 27, 1770 during court celebrations of the wedding of the Dauphin and Marie Antoinette.
"Grétry’s gift for comedy extended widely... The epitome of his simpler comedy was Les deux avares, where the physical stage situations are very well captured in music." M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet and David Charlton in Grove Music Online. Item #29259
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