THE FIRST NIGHT GILBERT AND SULLIVAN CONTAINING COMPLETE LIBRETTOS OF THE FOURTEEN OPERAS, EXACTLY AS PRESENTED AT THEIR PREMIERE PERFORMANCES; TOGETHER WITH FACSIMILES OF THE FIRST-NIGHT PROGRAMMES. W. S. GILBERT, Arthur SULLIVAN.

THE FIRST NIGHT GILBERT AND SULLIVAN CONTAINING COMPLETE LIBRETTOS OF THE FOURTEEN OPERAS, EXACTLY AS PRESENTED AT THEIR PREMIERE PERFORMANCES; TOGETHER WITH FACSIMILES OF THE FIRST-NIGHT PROGRAMMES

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1958. reproductions of contemporary illustrations. hardcover. Folio (8-1/2" x 12") bound in half red velvet with a green cloth spine label and green linen boards gold-stamped with a conventional Victorian pattern; 488 pages. Edited, with a Prologue and Copious Descriptive Particulars, by Reginald Allen; foreword by Bridget D'Oyly Carte. Copy #1087 of 1500 with 200 reproductions of contemporary illustrations. Also with 27 facsimiles, including one printed on red silk, loosely laid into a gold foil clamshell box which also fits into the slipcase. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Fine in a Near Fine gold foil slipcase with typical rubbing. Item #013223

Price: $175.00

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