Paris: Choudens Père & Fils [PN A. C. 3082], [after 1875]. Large octavo. Quarter dark red morocco with textured dark red paper boards, "T. C." gilt to upper, spine in decorativbe gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (title within decorative border by L. Denis, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), 363, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Lhérie, Bouhy, Potel, Barnold, Dufriche, Duvernoy, Nathan, Teste, Galli-Marié, Chapuy, Ducasse, and Chevalier.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; head and tail of spine chipped; small tear to outer edge of free front endpaper. Slightly browned and creased; some signatures split; signed inscription to verso of cast list "Souvenir de Maman a l'occasion de mes 18 ans - Jeanne H. Thierry 20 Juilliet 1886"; lower corner of pp. 137-138 torn, with no loss; tape repair to upper corner of pp. 255-256.
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). Item #29439
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