1879 · Paris
With presentation stamp and signed inscription from the publisher to upper inner corner of first page of music.
Named cast includes Ismael, Vauthier, Paul Ginet, Lary, William, Tauffenberger, Desclos, Perrenot, Morand, Legrain, Veret, Jane Hading, Desclauzas, Gélabert, Lilia Herman, Norette, Lydie Borel, Panseron, Doriani, Davenay, Kolb, and Ducouret.
Wrappers slightly worn and chipped; spine worn and split, reinforced with tape. Light to moderate foxing; some signatures partially split; small decorative oval bookseller's handstamp to first three leaves. First Edition.
La jolie Persane, to a libretto by Leterrier and Vanloo, was first performed in Paris at theRenaissance on October 28, 1879.
"Much of Lecocq's music is characterized by a light touch, but he could also adopt a more lyrical and elevated style than Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques. His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot, has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq's abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28613)