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The Bab Ballads by W. S. Gilbert - Hardcover - 1924 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

The Bab Ballads

by W. S. Gilbert

Condition: Fine


London - Macmillan and Co, 1924 Book. Fine. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of Glibert's Bab Ballads, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing the Bab Ballads, Gilbert developed his unique topsy-turvy style, where the humour was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humour. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations Bab. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt tooling to the spine. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some very slight marginal browning. Overall: FINE..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 026745
  • Title: The Bab Ballads
  • Author: W. S. Gilbert
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London - Macmillan and Co
  • Date published: 1924


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