1829 · Berlin
Publisher's small circular blindstamp to lower inner corners of initial leaves. Contemporary signature to upper outer corner of front free endpaper.
Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; slight loss to tail of spine; tender at hinges. Mostly minor foxing; lower outer corners soiled; some dampstaining to upper inner margins; minor early repairs to inner margins of preliminary leaves, not affecting text; binder's holes to inner margins; remnants of early blue binding to inner margin of title. Rare early German edition, published just one year after the first edition. Schneider p. 418. Worldcat (3 complete copies only, at the National Library of Israel, the Staats und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, and the Universität Marburg).
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 #: 26579)