Paris: Brandus et Cie [PN 1497], [ca. 1851]. Quarto. Quarter dark green morocco with marbled boards, spine with compartments and titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title within ruled border, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and contents, verso blank), 154 pp. Engraved.
With small printed label of the French composer André Haumesser (1885-1964) to fellow-composer César Franck (1822-1890) to upper board and foot of title: "A César Franck André Haumesser...".
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Occasional minor foxing, primarily to first and last leaves; annotation to verso of free front endpaper; numerical handstamp to upper margin and facsimile signature handstamp, slightly cropped, to lower margin of title.
AWV 28. Printed from first edition Troupenas plates.
Auber "composed mostly opéras comiques, and was the foremost representative of this genre in 19th-century France." Herbert Schneider in Grove Music Online.
"[Franck] was one of the leading figures of French musical life during the second half of the 19th century." John Trevitt and Joël-Marie Fauquet in Grove Music Online. Item #29286
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