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The Complete Opera Book

£14.99

Product description

Putnam's sons, London, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Subtitle "The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation. This is the first English edition of this book. It was first published in America in 1919 having been completed by Katherine Wright after the original author's death. Since that time there have been numerous further editions, alterations, additions and editing by a variety of hands including Lord Harewood. This edition was published by G P Putnam's sons (London and New York) in October 1922, is listed as "First English Edition" and was printed by the Botolph Printing works. Pitman's sons hardback with no DJ. Light green cloth covered boards with a gilt/black motif of instruments and masks in the centre of the front cover, gilt lettering to spine and a stave of music in black on the spine cover. Owner's name on ffep. All 64 black and white pictures are present including Melba as Juliet as a frontispiece. Some of the plates have some damp marks on their periphery. Pages roughly trimmed Not in perfect condition but an interesting historical document nonetheless

Condition report: Dust jacket in poor condition, as it is ripped in a number of places. Cloth covered hard board covers, flat , shelf worn and corner bumped. Front and back pastedowns lightly foxed. Both front and back free end pages both have writing on them. Internal pages clean, but all are corner bumped. Binding tight. Top foredge gold gilding, dust marked,front and bottom foredges dust marked.

Item details

Added value:
This edition has the benefit of a dust jacket which is very poor condition There are various newspaper clippings circa 1925 on the Opera stars
Author(s):
Kobbe, Gustav
Condition:
Poor
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
1st Edition (1922)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
883
Publisher:
G.P.Putnam`s & Sons
Title:
The Complete Opera Book

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Putnam's sons, London, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Subtitle "The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation. This is the first English edition of this book. It was first published in America in 1919 having been completed by Katherine Wright after the original author's death. Since that time there have been numerous further editions, alterations, additions and editing by a variety of hands including Lord Harewood. This edition was published by G P Putnam's sons (London and New York) in October 1922, is listed as "First English Edition" and was printed by the Botolph Printing works. Pitman's sons hardback with no DJ. Light green cloth covered boards with a gilt/black motif of instruments and masks in the centre of the front cover, gilt lettering to spine and a stave of music in black on the spine cover. Owner's name on ffep. All 64 black and white pictures are present including Melba as Juliet as a frontispiece. Some of the plates have some damp marks on their periphery. Pages roughly trimmed Not in perfect condition but an interesting historical document nonetheless

Condition report: Dust jacket in poor condition, as it is ripped in a number of places. Cloth covered hard board covers, flat , shelf worn and corner bumped. Front and back pastedowns lightly foxed. Both front and back free end pages both have writing on them. Internal pages clean, but all are corner bumped. Binding tight. Top foredge gold gilding, dust marked,front and bottom foredges dust marked.

Added value:
This edition has the benefit of a dust jacket which is very poor condition There are various newspaper clippings circa 1925 on the Opera stars
Author(s):
Kobbe, Gustav
Condition:
Poor
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
1st Edition (1922)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
883
Publisher:
G.P.Putnam`s & Sons
Title:
The Complete Opera Book

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