Inscribed on the first blank with a reference to the opera's premiere: à mon cher Mr. B. Ullman | bien sympathique souvenir. | J. Massenet | Paris 27 avril /77 | 1em présentation (opéra) | (direction Halanzier).
The inscription is presumably to the American impresario Bernard Ullman, who, after years of overseeing successful productions in New York City, moved to Europe to manage Carlotta Patti and Christine Nilsson between 1865 and 1877.
This first-edition piano-vocal score dates to the same year as the opera's premiere (publication date as per plate number). (It is unclear if a full orchestral score was ever published.)