Paris: G. Brandus et S. Dufour [PN B. et D. 11,428.], .
Large octavo. Quarter contemporary dark red morocco with marbled boards, spine in blind-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto illustrated lithographic title by A. Jannin printed in brown by Thierry frères, Paris, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), 189, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed.
Named cast includes Hortense Schneider as La Périchole, Dupuis, Grenier, Christian, Lecomte, Blondelet, Bordier, Horton, Videix, Halserc, B. Legrand, Carlin, C. Renault, Julia H***, Bénard, Gravier, and A. Latour.
With "Maquaire" handstamp to lower outer corner of front flyleaf; "Imprimerie Centrale des Chemins de Fer. – A. Chaix et Ce. Rue Bergère, 20, A Paris. – 11660." printed to lower margin of cast list; and "Brandus et Dufour Editeurs, Rue de Richelieu, 103. Paris. Imp. Thierry Fres. Cité Bergère" printed to lower margin of p. 1.
Binding slightly worn and rubbed; upper joint partially split. Slightly worn and browned; occasional light foxing.
First Edition. Crawford p. 322. OCLC no. 13083568.
La Périchole, to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimée, was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre des Variétés on 6 October 1868. "La Périchole is in Offenbach’s most charming, rather than satirical, vein and is one of his richest and most delightful works."
Offenbach "was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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