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.

(Limited Editions Club).

Edited, with a Prologue and Copious Descriptive Particulars, by Reginald Allen; and a Foreword by Bridget D'Oyly Carte. Illustrated with Contemporary Drawings. 2 volumes.

  • New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1958.
  • 4to.
  • cloth-backed boards, box, enclosed in slipcase.
  • xxi,465+(1) pages; 14 facsimiles enclosed in box.

Price: $140.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 126061

Limited to 1500 numbered copies (LEC 291); this copy is not numbered and has the initials "h.m." (Helen Macy) written in and has an embossed stamp on the colophon page indicating that this is one of 25 Presentation Copies. Designed by Eugene Ettenberg and printed at the Gallery Press. The box contains an explanatory four page brochure and 27 facsimiles of programs printed on different colored papers and in different sizes. Slipcase rubbed.

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.