1858 · Paris
by AUBER, Daniel-François-Esprit 1782-1871
Paris: Brandus et Cie. [PN T. 1413], 1858. Quarto. Dark green morocco-backed dark green pebbled cloth boardswith "M.B J." gilt to upper with decorative border gilt, raised bands on spine with decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, all edges gilt. 1f. (title),  (cast list and contents), 2-165, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Spoken dialogue not included. Publisher's handstamp, "G. Brandus & S. Dufour," to lower right corner of title. Oval handstamp, "Achat livres et musique A. Cisnéros 4 et 6 Rue Dauphine Bordeaux," to upper right corner of front flyleaf and title and to upper left corner of first page of music.
Impression occasionally weak; some offsetting and foxing, especially to first and final leaves and outer margins. A re-issue of the 1849 edition of the piano-vocal score. Schneider p. 1142. Brandus took the edition over from Troupenas, whose business he bought in 1850; against his custom, he did not add his own plate number to the outer pages of the first signature. The handstamp, "G. Brandus & Dufour," dates from 1858-72.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on January 16, 1843. (Inventory #: 25283)