Gilbert, W. S.
Title COMPLETE PLAYS OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher Garden City Publishing Co. [New York]. No date. (1938).
Seller ID 96-0392
711pp. Tall 8vo. Reddish brown cloth with front cover blindstamped with 'GS' over a leafy branch & horn. The spine has 5 panels, the 2nd from the top & 4th being ivory panels each bordered on the top & bottom with a pair of gilt rulings with gilt dots between. The upper panel has 'Complete Plays' in gilt, the lower 'Gilbert & Sullivan' in gilt. The other 3 panels are decorated with dancing figures in gilt. Lower corner of the back cover is impressed with the published logo. Top edge brown. Printed on laid paper. Text illustrations throughout by W. S. Gilbert signed 'Bab', the pen-name under which he drew sketches to illustrate his works ('Bab' was Gilbert's pet name as a baby). 32 b/w photo plates of 'recent' performances by the D'Oyly Carte Co. by Jerome Robinson. 14 musicals are included 'prepared from the authentic texts of the D'Oyly Carte Company'. Light tanning & a previous owner's stamp on front endpapers, light tanning & some soiling on back endpapers o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (1' edge tears on the right side of the bottom of the spine & at the bottom of the front flap fold, edges tattered & worn, overall light soiling). NOTE: Extra postage will be required for Priority Mail shipping.
Plays Jerome Robinson Opera Lyrics Libretto Signed