Paris: Choudens [PN A. C. 1279], [ca. 1886]. Large octavo. Quarter red morocco with red textured boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt; marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title within architectural border, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), [i] (named cast list and contents), 2-295, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
With an autograph inscription signed by the composer to "Ph. Gille" (most likely the librettist Philippe Gille, 1831-1901, who married Masse's daughter) to upper outer portion of title.
Named cast includes Achard, Crosti, Bataille, Nathan, Leroy, Vanden-Hœuvel, Galli-Marié, Révilly, and Gonthier.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; hinges split. Small publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower margin of title.
First Edition, second issue (the first issue was engraved).
First performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique in 1866. Item #29310
Price: $265.00 other currencies