1864 · Paris
by AUBER, Daniel-François-Esprit 1782-1871
Paris: E. Challiot et Cie. [PN E. C. et Cie. 3042], 1864. Large octavo. Quarter dark green morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (title within decorative border lithographed by A. Barbizet), 1f. (with laid-down photographic portrait of Auber by Erwin Hanfstaengl, dated "Paris 1863"), [i] (blank), [i] (named cast list), [i] (contents), [i] (blank), 308 pp. Lithographed. Printer's note to foot of p. 1: "Imp: Michelet, 6, r. du Hasard." Publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title. Spoken dialogue not included except for cue lines preceding some musical numbers.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Front matter moderately, first pages of music slightly foxed; one leaf partially detached. First Edition. Schneider p. 1435.
First performed on January 11, 1864, this is one of Auber's last operas and his very last to a libretto by Eugène Scribe (1791-1861). La Fiancée du Roi de Garbe is distinct from Auber's earlier opera La Fiancée (AWV 17, 1829), the libretto to which is also by Scribe. (Inventory #: 25281)