Paris: G. Hartmann [PN G. H. 1356.1386], . Large octavo. Quarter dark brown calf with dark brown pebbled cloth. 1f. (recto half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto decorative title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), [i] (notes on first performance and named cast list), [ii]-[iii] (contents), [iv] (blank), 387, [i] (blank) pp.
Signed with the initials "P.G." (Philippe Gille, co-librettist) in pencil on cast list and dated April 26, 1884.
Named cast list includes: Mmes. Marie Heilbronn, Molé-Truffier, Chevaljer, Rémy, Lardinois, Mrs. Talazac, Taskin, cobalet, Grivot, Collin, Mrs. Labis, Teste, Reynal, Legrand, Troy, Davoust, and Bernard.
Binding worn; corners bumped; lower board somewhat rubbed and scuffed; spine llacking and reinforced with black tape; hinges split. Occasional minor foxing; some signatures split; minor tear to upper outer edge of pp. 41/42.
First Edition, early issue. Fuld pp. 460-461. Crawford p. 259.
First performed in Paris on January 17, 1884.
An interesting association copy. Item #29529
Price: $165.00 other currencies