Paris: Choudens [PN A. C. 13370], 1906. Large octavo. Quarter brown calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 206 pp.
With autograph inscription signed by librettist Henri Blondeau to Méaly, the actress who performed the role of Bengaline, dated June 2, 1906, to recto of leaf preceding title; also signed by composer and editor Louis Ganne.
With a lengthy autograph musical quotation signed by Ganne to Méaly to recto of title.
Named cast list includes Méaly, Saulier, Diéterle, Berty, Gilberte, Baron, Max Déarly, Defreyn, and E. Petit.
Binding slightly worn and rubbed.
First performed in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on May 15, 1906 under the direction of Samuel.
A distinguished association copy. Item #29356
Price: $135.00 other currencies