Paris: Girod [PN E.G. 4505], 1862.
Large octavo. Quarter red calf with red textured paper boards with monogram gilt to upper, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title illustrated by Celestin Nanteuil, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank). 221 pp., [i] (blank) pp Lithographed.
Named cast includes Montaubry, Gourdin, Davoust, Lejeune, Cico. and Bélia.
Binding slightly worn and rubbed. With former owner's small handstamp to verso of last page of music. Lacking the lithographic portrait of the composer.
First performed in Paris at the Opera-Comique on May 12, 1862.
"Lalla-Roukh is the culminating work of David's career. He was never to surpass it in the ten years that remained to him. It became his last orientale... just as the Desert was the first. Although they diverge in important repects, each is essentially a set of miniatures, a narrative mode common to the aesthetic experience which David made his own... Lalla-Roukh... was clearly the great event of the season... Between the years 1862 and 1884 performances at the Salle Favart alone totalled 279." Veinus Hagan: Felicien David, pp. 166, 168.
Price: $175.00 other currencies