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Milano: Tipografia del Corriere della Sera, 1900. Illustrated by color plates and b&w reproductions, caricatures and drawings throughout. Only edition. Rebound period brown library cloth, yellow topstain. 4to (30cm). pp. vi, [4], 360. Indices. Very Good/No jacket, as issued/Ex-Lib. Discard bookplate of Radcliffe College Master School of Music Association, removed rear envelope and spine label. Gift of inscription, foxing starting… Read more
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Berlin & Posen: Ed. Bote & G. Bock, n.d. [1878]. [c.1877 Marschner & Stephan] VN:11435. Contemporary red cloth backed cloth, gilt stamped topboard. 8vo. pp. 202. Fair. Front hinge and spine broken, heavily toned with some old tape repairs, several repeats blocked out with pencil. Merit as complete copy, scarce. Second opera (following the successful Das Goldene Kreus, The… Read more
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[UNE FOLIE, opera en deux actes].

by Mehul, Etienne-Nicolas 1763-1817.

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[Bonn]: [Simrock], [1802-04]. Assumed first edition. Bottom page markings: 383 (center), V.S. (right corner most pages)...Volti Subito. Contemporary black cloth, gilt stamped topboard. Oblong 4to (23x32cm). pp. 9-107. Very Good. Hinge open with several flat folds to pages. Operatic score, twelve (12) pieces, lacking title page and overture. The comic opera in two acts premiered 5 April 1802 in Paris… Read more
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Little Music Library. THE STORY OF A HUNDRED OPERAS.

by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix.

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1940). (First thus) edition. (c.1913, 24mo, 264 pp, 3 pl). Red cloth, gilt print topboard. 24mo (13cm). pp. xi, 332. Very Good+/No jacket. Near fine internally, missing front fly leaf, "566020" stamped on rear pastedown. Handy little pocket reference from German composer. [Note: there were several uniform bindings issued when completing your set]..
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New York: Harms, 1931. First thus edition. Green cloth. 4to (29,5cm). pp. 301. Near Fine/Ex-Lib. Library markings only flaws..
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London: Oxford University Press, (1958). Later edition. c.1944. Tan Stapled-wraps decorated red. Inscribed by OUP Pocket Opera Libretti Series. 12mo (18cm) . pp. 46. Very Good. Light cover soil, unmarked. Adapted from the Drama of Alexandre Dumas, the younger, entitled "La Dame Aux Camelias"..
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RINGS IN THE SAWDUST, An Operetta in Two Acts

by Clark, Palmer John, music and Estelle Merrymon Clark, libretto.

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Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, (1925). Illustrated by O.S. McLay cover. First edition. Stitched wraps. 26cm. pp. 110. Near Fine. Slight cock, and several tiny rear page curls..
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RIDDLE OF ISIS, A Musical Play in One Act, The.

by Stevens, David [Kilburn], 1860-1946, libretto by and Bendix Wilson, music by.

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Boston: C. C. Birchard & Co, 1923. Assumed first edition. 1018 {voice and piano}. Gold illustrated wraps. 28cm. pp. 44. Very Good. Several centerfold pages pulled from staple, but complete. [50 minutes]..
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New York: Oliver Ditson Co, n.d. {SB and piano}. Opera Songs Series. Folded sheet music. 31cm. pp. 7. Very Good. Toning..
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IN THIS SOLEMN HOUR (Solenne in quest 'ora) Vocal duet from "La Forza del Destino".

by Verdi, Giuseppi 1813-1901 English words by A. St. John Brenon.

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New York: G. Ricordi, 1912. {T and piano} 114132. Folded sheet music. 31cm. pp. 5. Good. Toning, tape repaired folder joint, old vertical crease, several tiny tears. "Sung by Enrico Caruso and Antonio Scotti", English/Italian..
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New York: (Milan, Eduardo Sonzogno) G. Schirmer, (1891). Illustrated by b/w port frontis. Stated Authorized, 9773 edition. (c.1889, prize competition). Stitched wraps, decorated cover. Imperial 8vo. pp. [viii], 146. Very Good-. Foxed cover, overall toning. Inside cover has spine white tape reinforcement housing music as a folder. Sporadic pencil checks in margins. Italian/English. First produced May 18, 1890 at… Read more
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Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1974. Edited by Donald Jay Grout. First thus edition. {voice and period instruments}. Stiff wraps. 4to. pp. 175, [36] Naples Libretto. Very Good. Light cover soil and edgewear with one bottom chip, internally fine and tight (no spine crease). Arrangements for 71 arias, etc; 8 substitutions of the Parma libretto; facsimile translation of the 1700… Read more
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: Willa Perlman (HarperCollins), (1992). Illustrated by Jacket, frontis and 15 watercolors by Barry Moser (verso), Libretto with calligraphy by Reassurance Wunder (recto). Stated First (trade) edition. Cloth backed boards. 4to. pp. [48]. Fine/Near Fine/Unclipped price in mylar. Traces of wear to jacket. Red Scripture reference in margins. ISBN: 0060217790..
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BLAME IT ON THE WALTZ

by Solman, Alfred, music by; Gus Kahn, lyric by.

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New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co, 1926. Illustrated by color cover. first edition. Operatic edition 211-4 {piano and voice}. Sheet music. 4to. pp. 5, [1] Ad. Good. Large fold tear, short tears on inside sheet (Scan trim at sides and bottom)..
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JEAN DE RESZKE AND THE GREAT DAYS OF OPERA.

by Leiser, Clara with a foreword by Amherst Webber.

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New York: Minton, Balch & Co, 1934. Illustrated by frontis and 25 b/w photographs and reproductions [on 19 plates] and 5 text reproductions. First (SD) edition. Red cloth, blind-stamped topboard emblem. Royal 8vo. pp. xiv, 337. Appendix, Index. Good/No jacket. Lightly soiled boards and fore-edge portions, one ending in traces of old dampstain on the pages and edges of most… Read more
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New York/London: John Lane Co., /The Bodley Head, 1909. second thus printing edition. c.1908 London. Portions previously appearing in Harper's Weekly and The Musician. Green ribbed cloth stamped gilt, uncut. Globe 8vo. pp. 215, [1] colophon. Near Fine/No jacket. Traces of cap and corner rub. Introductory: The Wagnerian Aftermath, A View of Puccini, Strauss' Salome: Its Art and Its… Read more
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MY MANY LIVES.

by Lehmann, Lotte.

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New York: Boosey & Hawkes, (1948). Translated by Frances Holden from the German. Illustrated by pp.[16] b/w photographs. First (NAP) edition. Pale blue linen, stamped silver. 8vo. pp. 262. VG+/VG-/Unclipped price in mylar. Light edgewear, overall page toning in jacket with shallow edge chips and tears, rubbed at folds, toned rear..
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Kansas City, MI: Hallmark Cards, December 1960. Illustrated by b/w photographs. First thus edition. first performed 1959 as "Western Child". Brown checked paper covered boards, paper spine and topboard titles. 8vo. pp. 61. Very Good/In like jacket/No price in mylar. Minor board bumps in jacket with edgewear and rear soil, one short closed rear tear..
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GYPSY LOVE SONG (Sumber on, my little gypsy sweetheart) from The Fortune Teller.

by Herbert, Victor, Music and Harry B. Smith, Lyric.

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New York: M. Witmark & Sons, (1907). First thus edition. 1492 Operatic Series {piano and voice, baritone or mezzo-soprano in C}. Sheet music. 4to. pp. [2], 4. Good. Short tears, tape repair on fold, toning. Includes page of Harry B. Smith lyrics in verse..
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LOHENGRIN, Opera in Three Acts

by Wagner, Richard.

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New York: Fred. Rullman, Inc, n.d. Libretto printed for the Metropolitan Opera House Grand Opera. Kirsten Flagstad rear cover. Stapled-wrap, grey cover. Small 4to. pp. 36, 37-40 "O! Night of Love" music notation. Near Fine. Original German with correct English translation..
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