1881 · Paris
Named cast includes Lovato, A. Cuinet, Daboux, A. Massue, Milher, Gibardot, Marcel, Mendasti, Speck, Chaudesaigue, Vavasseur, and Henriot.
Wrappers worn; upper detached and with remnants of small label; spine mostly lacking; paper reinforcement to inner margin of upper. Some wear, soiling, and minor chips and tears; small oval publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. First Edition.
A French composer, Jonas studied at the Paris Conservatoire, later becoming a professor of solfège and harmony. "He became director of music at the Portuguese synagogue, and published a collection of Hebrew tunes in 1854. He was an early contributor to Offenbach's Bouffes-Parisiens with the one-act operetta Le duel de Benjamin (1855), followed by Le roi boit (1857) and several more. Les deux arlequins (1865) and Le canard à trois becs (1869) gave him success abroad, and their production at the Gaiety Theatre, London, led to a commission for the three-act Cinderella the Younger (1871), later produced in Paris as Javotte." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28340)