1835 · Berlin
Provenance: The noted music collector and bibliographer Anthony von Hoboken, with his small decorative bookplate with nautical motif to upper outer corner of verso of upper wrapper.
Wrappers frayed at edges, soiled, and somewhat darkened; spine split and partially lacking. Minor foxing, heavier to some leaves; light offsetting and bleeding; final signature partially detached. Small circular publisher's handstamp to lower inner margin of title. A very good wide-margined copy overall. First German Edition. Rare. Schneider p. 418. Worldcat (2 copies only, at the University of Chicago and Julliard).
La fiancée, an opéra-comique to a libretto by Eugene Scribe, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Feydeau) on January 10, 1829.
Auber "composed mostly opéras comiques, and was the foremost representative of this genre in 19th-century France... [He] consolidated his international reputation with La fiancée and Fra Diavolo."Herbert Schneider in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 26553)