Paris: Choudens [PN A. C. 3554], [ca. 1890].
Large octavo. Full green cloth with black titlelabel gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title within decorative border by E. Buval, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and contents, verso blank), 375, [i] (blank) pp.
Binding slightly worn and faded. Minor browning to outer edges; title trimmed, slightly affecting text; occasional annotations in red crayon.
Second edition, later issue.
Carmen is recognized as one of the greatest of all 19th century operas. Composed in 1873-1874, it was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on March 3, 1875 to a libretto by H. Meilhac and L. Halévy after Mérimée under the baton of Adolphe Deloffre (1817-1876).
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