Paris: Des Lauriers, [ca. 1783].
Folio. Quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, rectangular label to upper with titling within decorative border. 1f. (recto title within decoratively-ruled border, verso blank), 1f. (blank), 128 pp. Engraved throughout.
Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped; endpapers worn. Somewhat worn and browned; occasional minor staining, primarily to margins; small binder's hole to upper inner margin; paper loss to lower margin of free front endpaper; half of blank free rear endpaper lacking.
First Edition, later issue. Lesure p. 111. RISM C1815.
"In 1779 [Champein] made his début as a stage composer with Le soldat françois, an opéra comique performed by the Comédiens du Bois de Boulogne. Thereafter he wrote many works for the Comédie-Italienne, the Comédie-Française and the Opéra. Among these, La mélomanie (1781), a great success that assured his reputation, was revived several times." Paulette Latailleur in Grove Music Online.
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