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1.
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THE AUTHENTIC LIBRETTOS OF THE WAGNER OPERAS.

Publisher: Crown Publishers [New York]. 1938. (1938)..
1st edition. 470pp. sm4to. Red cloth with gilt-lettered front cover & spine. Gilt decorative device on the spine. Includes the Flying Dutchman, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Tristan & Isolde, Meistersinger, Rheingold, Walkure, Siegried, Gotterdammerung, & Parsifal.. 'Complete with English & German Parallel Texts & Music of the Principal Airs'. Spine extremes heavily worn, gilt on spine worn, shelf wear on top & bottom edges, some faint dampstains on the front cover o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping.

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Wagner Kalender 1908 aus Anlass des 25. 13, Februar 1883 - 13 Februar 1908. Todestages Richard Wagners herausgegeben von Prof. Martin Krause, Berlin.

Virgil Verlag, Berlin 1908, 8vo. boards, 112pp. ads., photos of actors & scenes, facsimiles. calendar of important dates. G $

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The Victrola Book of the Opera : Stories of the Operas with illustrations & descriptions of Victor Opera Records

Publisher: Camden, N.J., Victrola Talking Machine Co., c1924.
7th edition. 447p. Hardcover Very good condition

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4.
Alpert, Hollis.  
The Life and Times of Porgy and Bess: the Story of an American classic.

Publisher: NY, Knopf, 1990. .
5 p.l., 354 p., index, illus., plates; 24 cm. Follows the career of Porgy and Bess from its appearance as a novel by DuBois Heyward in 1925 through its 1935 staging as an opera to performances at the Met in 1985.Stock# 33,407. Vg,small stain in lower, outer corner from p. 293 to end/ dj vg.

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5.
Anderson, Keith  
The Naxos A to Z of Opera

Publisher: HNH International, 2000 1st ed..
761pp. illus. paperback 32mo: Very Good [faint pencil scoring of front cover; else a nice crisp copy] A fat little guide to the Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo opera recordings.

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6.
Annesley, Charles  
STANDARD OPERAGLASS Detailed Plots of the Celebrated Operas with Criticaland Biographical Remarks and Dates
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Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company New York 1934.
Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Prelude by James Huneker. ; 865 pages

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7.
Annesley, Charles  
The Standard Opera Glass: Detailed Plots of the Celebrated Operas
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Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1939.
Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. Revised Edition. 1. Hard Cover Full green cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine, t.e.g. (green). Volume shows mild shelf-wear, small closed tear in cloth binding at head of spine, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket is chipped and worn including several closed and open tears, rear panel has been torn in half and taped back together. NEAR FINE/FAIR. Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall. xxv, (iii), 865 pp

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8.
Antonio Scotti General Director, Words and Music by R. Leoncavallo, ScottiGrand Opera (1920)  
Pagliacci
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Publisher: Fred Rullman NY circa 1920's.
Very Good Stapled wraps The only correct and authorized edition. The original Italian, French or German libretto with a correct english translation Age yellowing, minimal edgewear, small chip lower edge of rear cover; date of May 11, 1920 penciled in; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 29 pages; 20581

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9.
Ardoin, John  
The Callas legacy

Publisher: New York, Scribner, c1977.
. Publisher isbn: 0684152975. 224pp. 23 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in fair d.j. fair

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10.
Ardoin, John  
The Callas Legacy: The Complete Guide to Her Recordings
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons New York, 1991.
Trade softcover in illustrated tan wraps, 8vo. xviii + 236pp. Index, bibliography, b/w plates. Extended descriptive and critical discussions of recorded works, arranged chronologically; includes lists of recorded interviews and films. VG+. Bump o lower spine end with shallow associated creases; mild wear/curl to tips of upper corners of wraps. Else fine: bright, tight and unmarked. Neither remainder nor ex-lib. ISBN: 068419306X. Paperback VG+

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11.
Balfe, Michael William  
The Bohemian Girl An Opera in Three Acts libretto by Alfred Bunn, music rev. by Max Spicker w/ critical & historical essay by Richard Aldridge.

(G.Schirmer's Collection of Operas) Schirmer, NY c.1902, 7-1/2"x11", 259pp., in english ex-lib.- sp#, pocket, stamps, rebound in cloth, G+ $

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12.
Beethoven, Ludwig Van  
Fidelio

Publisher: Budapest, Konemann, c1993.
. Publisher isbn: 9638303077. 263pp. Paperback Very good condition Orchestral Score

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13.
Bellini, Vincenzo; Romani, Felice  
Norma: Lyric Tragedy in Two Acts (Vocal Score, Schirmer Ed. 2553))

Publisher: G. Schirmer New York, 1960.
Hardcover in green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front, no jacket, 4to. Not ex-lib. No date in text, given date of 1960 is conservative estimate (quite possibly older). Vocal score with accompanying piano part in Italian only (not the Weaver translation edition). NOTE: Norma parts underlined in blue ink with no other marks. 270pp. VG. Toning and some fading to cloth along edges and spine with central cloth and titles clean and bright. Binding strong and square, thoug opens flat at pp.172-173. Light toning to pages. Hardcover VG

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14.
Benelli, Sem; R. H. Elkin (trans.)  
L'Amore Dei Tre Re: Tragic Poem in 3 Acts
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Publisher: G. Ricordi New York, 1913.
Not ex-lib. Staple bound softcover with pasted-over grey card wraps, 8vo. 1913 only date indicated; 50 cents price on front and title pge. 61pp. + ads. Near Fine. Very shallow 5/8" long creases along upper fore edges of pages at corner from p.49 through rear wrap; milder curl at tips of lower corners, all well away from text. Mild uniform toning to clean, unmarked pages. Wraps as new: clean and unmarked. Paperback Fine

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15.
Bernard Gavoty (texte); Roger Hauert (portraits)  
Victoria de Los Angeles (Les Grands Interpretes)
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Publisher: Rene Kister Geneve, 1956.
In French. Softcover in card wraps, with outer jacket pasted along inner edges of book, b/w photo of subject to front panel, 8vo. 32pp. Discography, series list. B/w photos throughout. VG/G. Book has stiff wraps; mild toning to clean unmarked pages wirth striking, clean photos. Jacket has abrasion with small chips and nicks along all edgesand hinges; fairly strong toning, rubbing and smudges to white backgrounds (especially on rear), with front photo strong and clean with only modest rubbing toward lower end. G. Paperback VG

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16.
Biancolli, Louis and Robert Bagar editors  
VICTOR BOOK OF THE OPERA Stories of the Operas with Illustrations andDescriptions of Victor Opera Records

Publisher: Simon & Schuster New York 1953.
Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Edges bumped and worn. Front cover has a some water spots. Light water stain at bottom edge of a few pages. ; B&W Photographs; 628 pages

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Biancolli, Louis and Robert Bagar editors Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
VICTOR BOOK OF THE OPERA Stories of the Operas with Illustrations andDescriptions of Victor Opera Records

Publisher: Simon & Schuster New York 1949.
Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Edges bumped and worn; 596 pages

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18.
Bie, Oskar  
Die Oper

Publisher: Berlin, S. Fischer, 1913.
. 571p., illus., 11 handcolored plates Hardcover Very good condition, red calf

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19.
Bing, Sir Rudolf  
KNIGHT AT THE OPERA
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Publisher: G. P. Putnams New York 1981.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. ; B&W Illustrations; 287 pages

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Bing, Sir Rudolf  
KNIGHT AT THE OPERA
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Publisher: G. P. Putnams New York 1981.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. Sticker on front DJ flap blacked out; B&W Illustrations; 287 pages

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21.
Bing, Sir Rudolf  
5000 Nights at the Opera

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1972..
Signed by Author on half-title. 21½ X 14½ cm. Near Fine/VG. Red cloth, gilt titles on spine & facsimile signature on front board, 360 pp, 28 ff b&w photo plates. Spine ends slightly rumpled, scattered pencil underlining (generally performers' names). DJ rubbed & chipped at extremities, head of spine rather tattered; in Brodart archival cover. As other booksellers have noted, the signature is an illegible scrawl, but it is a fair match to the facsimile illegible scrawl on the front board.

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22.
Bloomfield, Arthur  
The San Francisco Opera, 1923-1961

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, c1961.
. 249p., illus. Hardcover Very good condition in chipped d.j. fair

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23.
Blum, Daniel  
Opera World: Seasons 1952-53, 1953-54

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1955.
Near Fine in Good dust jacket. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover Full black cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs. Volume shows light wear around corners and head and heel of spine, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket, now wrapped in Mylar, is moderately chipped and worn, spine sunned. NEAR FINE/GOOD. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 192 pp

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24.
Bolongaro-Crevenna, Hubertus  
L'Arpa Festante. Die Münchner Oper, 1651-1825, Von den Anfangen bis zum 'Freyschutzen'

Publisher: Munchen, Verlag Georg D. W. Callwey, 1963.
272 p., illus., 23 cm. The Opera in Munich from the ceremonial musical written by Giovanni Baptista Maccioni for the entrada of Ferdinand III to performances of Carl Maria von Weber, Rossini and Mozart in the 1820's.Stock# 33.389. Ex-library but VG. Music.

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25.
Britten, Benjamin  
Peter Grimes: an opera in three acts and a prologue
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Peter Grimes: an opera in three acts and a prologue by Benjamin Britten, jBoosey & Hawkes, paperback, 1961, libretto, original text and English translation, Metropolitan Opera, 50 pages

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26.
Casanova, Carlamaria  
Renata Tebaldi, the voice of an angel : Great voices ; 2

Publisher: Dallas, Tex., Baskerville Publishers, c1995.
. Publisher isbn: 1880909405. 265pp. 24 cm. + 1 sound disc Hardcover Very good condition in good d.j. good

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27.
Celler, Ludovic pseud. (Louis Leclerq)  
Les Origines De L'Opera Et Le Ballet De La Reine (1581) Etude sur les Danses, la Musique, les Orchestres et la Mise en s

Publisher: Paris, Didier, 1868..
vii, 364 p. 18 cm. The development of the Opera in France. Stock #28,681. Good, bound in library buckram, but ex-library. Music

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28.
Centro studi Giacomo Puccini  
Studi Pucciniani, Vol. 4. Rassegna sulla musica e sul teatro musicale nell'epoca di Giacomo Puccini
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Publisher: Olschki Fireze (Florence), 2010.
Journal in textured cream and brown wraps with musical scoreto front, 8vo. Volume 4, 2010. Articles in Italian and English, with principal editorial text in Italian. 202pp.+ note on publisher/center. One color plate, musical examples, facimile score. Fine. Very mild spine slant with no effect on tight, strong binding; minute touch of surface loss upper corner rear wrap. Else as new: bright, sharp and unmarked. ISBN: 8822260015. Paperback Fine

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29.
Chambers, Anne  
La Sheridan, Adorable Diva: Margaret Burke Sheridan, Irish Prima Donna, 1889-1958 (signed)
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Publisher: Wolfhound Press Dublin, 1990.
Not ex-lib. Signed by author on pre-title page. Softcover in stiff blue illustrated wras, 8vo. 222pp. Index. Appendices with references, endnotes, lists of recordings, performances, etc.Illustratons. Page 148 misprinted, now laid-in as separate sheet. Review taped on inner side of front wrap. Mild abrasion along edges of clean, bright wraps with shallow 2 1/4" inchcrese across lower front fore edge at corner. Binding strong, favors several places withn.pages clean and unmarked. ISBN: 0863272312. Paperback VG

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30.
Chicago Civic Opera  
Madama Butterfly
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Publisher: Fred. Rullman, Inc. NY 1929.
Very Good Softcover With a Correct English Translation, Sunday Matinee, November 25, 1929. The only correct and authorized edition Previous owner's name on front cover and title page. One page from a 1948 production has been tipped in. Age yellowing, small tear at heel of spine. Title penned on spine. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall - 8" to 9" tall; 64 pages; 20057

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Chicago Civic Opera  
Rigoletto
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Publisher: Fred. Rullman, Inc. NY 1929.
Very Good Softcover Age yellowing, upper corner chipped. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 47 pages; 20060

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32.
Cohen, Dena & David Stevens (libretto). Roy S. Stoughton (music).  
ROBIN HOOD: OPERETTA IN TWO ACTS AND THREE SCENES.

Publisher: C. C. Birchard & Co., Boston: 1939.
Paperback. Good+. Illustrated grey wraps, 45 pages. Spine worn, covers lightly soiled, corners lightly bumped, still nice & clean internally.

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33.
Coleman, Francis w/intro. by David Frost  
The Bluffer's Guide to Opera

Publisher: New York: Crown, 1971 reprint..
64pp. paperback 16mo: near Fine. Another in the humorous Bluffer's Guide series: know your jargon and hold your own in any company. Very useful in this dumbed down world.

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34.
Conrad, Peter  
SONG OF LOVE AND DEATH The Meaning of Opera

Publisher: Posedion Press New York 1987.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. A few pages have some pencil marks in margins. ; 384 pages

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35.
Cross, Milton  
Complete Stories of the Great Opera

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., 1950.
. 627p. Hardcover Very good condition

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36.
Cross, Milton  
The New Complete Stories of the Great Operas

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, New York, 1955.
Near Fine in Good dust jacket. Revised and Enlarged Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover Quarter green cloth over beige boards, gilt lettering on spine, top edge yellow, fore-edge deckle. Slight water mark on top edge, else tight, square, and unmarked. NEAR FINE/GOOD. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (xiii), 687 pp

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Cross, Milton Illustrator: Illustrated by Dolores Ramos  
COMPLETE STORIES OF THE GREAT OPERAS

Publisher: Doubleday 1952.
Good+ with no dust jacket Book Club Edition Hardcover Worn at extremities, particularly at head and heel of spine; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 631 pages; 21156Rm

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38.
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Sol Hurok  
Gala Season of Gilbert and Sullivan at New York City Center, Nov. 17 thru Dec. 20 [1964]
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Publisher: NY, S. Hurok, 1964.
Five-panel folder, 56 x 17.5 cm., each panel measuring 11 x 17.5 cm. Season program for six Gilbert and Sullivan operas to be performed by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in New York. Stock#47891. Very Good with minor wear.

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Dann, Kelly, Ann Murray, Ann Sears, Zephorene L. Stickney. [Deyo, Ruth Lynda, 1884-1960]  
An American Composer Looks at Egypt. Ruth Lynda Deyo and 'The Diadem of Stars'.

Publisher: Wheaton College, Norton, Mass., Watson Fine Arts Center, 1999.
4to, 32 p.; 25.5 cm. Ruth Lynda Deyo, pianist and composer, conceived an opera based on the Pharaoh Akhenaten and concepts of monotheism and pacificism. The music she wrote, her abstract pastel drawings, and her scenic designs for the opera are well presented in this exhibition catalog. New copies, soft cover. Stock#29943.

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40.
Davis, Andrew.  
IL TRITTICO, TURANDOT, AND PUCCINI'S LATE STYLE (MUSICAL MEANING AND INTERPRETATION).

Publisher: Indiana Univ. Press, 2010.
Hardcover. Near Fine, Dust Jacket Near Fine. 9780253355140 Red cloth, 309 pages. This book is in excellent shape; light creasing on edges of front endpapers, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding. Dust Jacket also bright, now protected in a mylar cover.

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41.
Dehn, Paul  
BEAR An Extranganza in One Act
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Publisher: Oxford University Press New York 1967.
Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Libretto adapted from Anton Tcheov Lyrics by Paul Dehn. Music by William Walton. ; Trade PB; 8 pages

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42.
Dillard, Philip H.  
How Quaint the Ways of Paradox! An Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan Bibliography
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press Metuchen, NJ, 1991.
Red cloth w. gilt titles to spine and front, 8vo. viii+208pp. Index, chronology. 1056 records on both the collaborative and individual careers of Gilbert and Sullivan. Ex-academic-reference-library, with pastedown call to lower spine, modest stamps to upper page edges and endpapers. Apart from library distinctions, near fine with little indication of use. ISBN: 0810824450. Hard Cover VG

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43.
Domingo, Placido  
MY FIRST FORTY YEARS

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf New York 1983.
First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; B&W Photographs; 256 pages

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44.
Donizetti, Gaetano.  
Lucia di Lammermoor.

Publisher: NY: Fred Rullman, 1951..
Metropolitan Opera Libretto. 27 pp. of text, 5 pp. of musical score. Lightly soiled, o/w VG. Soft Cover

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45.
Donizetti, Gaetano; Romani, Felice (libretto); Ruth and Thomas Martin (translators).  
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (L'ELISIR D'AMORE); A COMIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS. G. Schirmer Opera Score Editions

Publisher: G. Schirmer, 1961.
Paperback. Very Good+. Small quarto, illustrated wraps, 384 pages. Book is in excellent condition, with an owner's name penned on the front end paper and very light wear at the tips of the corners; cover is bright, binding is tight, and pages are clean.

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46.
Eaton, Quaintance.  
An Abaris Companion. Opera. A Pictorial Guide by Quaintance Eaton.

Publisher: Abaris Books, NY [c1980].
Arranged in alphabetically by composer, with indexes and glossary. 528 p., 819 illus., 27 cm.; dj worn, rear gouged, covers bowed outward with old mold spots, inactive but unattractive; good. 35592 oversize.

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47.
Ewen, David  
Encyclopedia of the Opera
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Publisher: Hill and Wang, New York, 1963.
Good+ with no dust jacket. New Enlarged Edition. 1. Hard Cover Quarter bound in blue cloth over gilt boards, gilt lettering on black panel on spine. Volume shows mild shelf-wear, spine lightly sunned, former owner's bookplate on fep and inscription on ffep, former owner's notes on reverse of ffep, edges of boards lightly soiled, else very good. GOOD+. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xxx, 594 pp

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48.
Fenlon, Iain & Tim Carter (editors).  
CON CHE SOAVITA: STUDIES IN ITALIAN OPERA, SONG AND DANCE, 1580-1740.

Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995.
Hardcover. Very Good+, Dust Jacket Very Good+. 0198163703 Black paper-covered boards, 336 pages. This book is in excellent condition; former owner's bookplate, otherwise clean & bright w/ sharp corners & a tight binding. Dust Jacket spine lightly faded, but is still bright, now protected in a mylar cover.

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49.
Ficke, Arthur Davison  
Osmin's Rage: Philosophical Reflections on Opera, Drama, and Text
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Publisher: Cornell University Press Ithaca, NY, 1999.
Smooth green and red wraps w. pictorial figure in black, 8vo. 1st PB printing w. a new preface and final chapter. xiv+317pp. Index, bibliography, endnotes. 33 notated musical examples throughout text, 2 figures (Madonnas by Lippi and Daddi). As new, with sharp corners, square, tight binding and bright unmarked pages. Soft Cover Fine

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50.
Fleming, Renee  
The Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer

Publisher: Viking New York, 2004.
Blue paper over boards with gilt stamped titles in color photo pictorial jacket, 8vo. xvii+222pp. VG+/VG. Slight bumping extreme upper corners only, very slight softening spine ends. Corresponding light wear upper front corner (w. 1/16" tear internally tape repaired), lower spine end of jacket. All else as new. In Brodart. ISBN: 0670033510. First Edition VG. Hard Cover VG+

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51.
Funk, Addie  
TALES FROM THE OPERA

Publisher: W. J. Knoch Vienna N.D..
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner stamped ; 1st series. Vienna ads in back. ; 560 pages

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52.
Gammond, Peter  
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OPERA A Comprehensive Guide to over 500 Operas
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Publisher: Crescent Books New York 1986.
Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; Color and b/w Illustrations; 256 pages

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53.
Giacosa, Giuseppe & Luigi Illica. Giacomo Puccini. Gutman, John, translator.  
Tosca. G. Schirmer's Collection of Opera Librettos.

Publisher: N.Y., G. Schirmer, Inc. {dated by a previous owner 1971}.
vi, 41 p., 26.5 cm. Cover: Metropolitan Opera Libretto. Original [Italian] Text and English Translation. English translation by John Gutman. Stock# 37,152. Vg/ wrappers.

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54.
Gilbert, Sir William Schwenk, 1836-1911, & Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, 1842-1900. Booth, Christopher H. H., arranger.  
Complete Vocal Score of The Mikado; Or The Town of Titipu. Arrangement for Pianoforte by Chrisr. H. H. Booth.

Publisher: Wm. A. Pond & Co., Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Copyright 1934.
164 p. of music. The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive online says The Mikado was "arguably the most popular opera ever written... has delighted audiences for more than a century... a number of imitations... none... nearly as good as the original, which represented both Gilbert and Sullivan at the height of their creative geniuses." Printed brown paper covers; spine ends torn; good+. stock#24005.

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55.
Gilbert, W. S. & Arthur Sullivan.  
VOCAL SCORE OF THE MIKADO, OR, THE TOWN OF TITIPU, ARRANGEMENT FOR THE PIANOFORTE BY GEORGE LOWELL TRACY.

Publisher: Wm. A. Pond & Co., no date.
Paperback. Good. Quarto, tan wraps, 152 pages. Edgeworn, lacks rear wrap, final page torn (affecting music & text);

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56.
Glyndebourne Festival  
Glyndebourne Festival Opera [Programme Book] 1968, 23 May-4 August

Publisher: Glyndebourne, Eng., 1968.
. Folio. 78+ p., illus. Paperback Very good condition

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57.
Glyndebourne Festival  
Glyndebourne 1952 Festival Programme Book

Publisher: Glyndebourne, Eng., 1952.
. Folio. 76 p., illus. Paperback Very good condition, edges of covers worn

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58.
Gobbi, Tito  
Tito Gobbi on His World of Italian opera
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Publisher: Franklin Watts New York, 1984.
Not ex-lib. Hardcover in grey cloth, in brown jacket with photo of author as Iago on front, 8vo. 265pp. Index, b/w plates. VG-/VG- to VG. Light spine slant toward lower end and light crease and mild rolling toward upper end with binding strong and tight, though favoring several pages within. Light foxing to page edges with light shelving soil upper edges; pages lightly toned, clean and unmarked. Jacket has light abrasion and curl along edges with touchses of surface loss at lower spine end, mild clouding to background. Central panels, titles and figure clean and sharp. Jacket in Brodart. ISBN: 0531097676 VG. Hardcover VG-

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59.
Goldovsky, Boris  
Good Afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen!: Intermission Scripts from the Met Broadcasts
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Publisher: Indiana University Press Bloomington IN, 1984.
Not ex-lib. Hardcover in red cloth, in purple/blue and red jacket with photos of author front and back, 8vo. vii + 172p. Music examples throughout. VG to VG+/VG-. Book has clean, sharp cloth with mild rubbing just beneath upper edges; tight, square binding; foxed upper pages; clean, unmarked pages. Jacket has light scuffing with occasional touches of surface loss to overall clean and strongly colored central panels; heavier abrasion with surface loss at tips of corners and spine ends. Smal nventory label lower spine end (retained to prevent scraping). Jacket in Brodart. ISBN: 0253325889 VG-. Hardcover VG

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60.
Gounod, Ch. (Charles)  
Faust A Lyric Drama in Five Acts libretto by J.Barbier & M.Carre, vocal score containing the complete ballet music by Leo Delibes, english version by H.T.Chorley, rev. & completed by Th.Baker, with an essay on the story

(G.Schirmer's Collection of Operas) Schirmer, NY c.1902, 7-1/2"x11", 323pp., in english & french. ex-lib.- sp#, pocket, stamps, rebound in cloth, VG- $

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61.
Gounod, Charles Francois, 1818-1893 Barbier, J.  
Roméo et Juliette: Opera in five acts

Publisher: Boston, Ditson, copyright 1911.
49 p. 24 cm. Book by J. Barbier and M. Carré The French text with an English translation and the music of the principal airs. Good, printed paper covers worn, blackout scribble on front cover. Stock# 37,094. Opera libretto.

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62.
Grabbe, Paul and Paul Nordoff, Illustrated by Richard Jones  
Minute Stories of the Opera

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap NY, 1932.
Poor in Poor dust jacket, Hardcover G/no DJ, binding sl edgeworn/darkened, named enned half-title; Blue cloth binding. Drawings. Short synopses of popular operas; 4to; 160 pages

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63.
Graf, Herbert  
OPERA FOR THE PEOPLE
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Publisher: Da Capo Press New York 1973.
Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Previous owner's name. ; B&W Illustrations; 289 pages

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64.
Graubard, Stephen R.  
The Future of Opera (Daedalus, Fall 1986)
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Publisher: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Cambridge, MA, 1986.
Journal, 8vo. xv+198pp. Index to vol. 115. VG. Slight discoloring/fading to spine, 1/2" closed tear upper rear wrap, near and parallel to hinge. Inside pristine. Contributors include (among others): Pierre Boulez, Gian Carlo Menotti, Jonathan Miller, Beverly Sills, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Harold Rosenthal and Elisabeth Soderstrom-Olow. Soft Cover VG

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65.
GREENBERG ROBERT  
HOW TO LISTEN TO AND UNDERSTAND OPERA PART 1

Publisher: SUPER STAR TEACHERS THE TEACHING COMPANY, 1997, SPRINGFIELD VA.
Very Good STAPLED WRAP 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 52 PAGE, PRACTICAL APPROACH TO OPERA WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS FROM FRENCH AND ITALIAN

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66.
Grout, Donald Jay  
A Short History of Opera (2nd Edition, two volumes in slipcase)
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Publisher: Columbia University Press New York, 1965.
Not ex-lib. Two volumes in orange cloth with gilt titles in deep blue rectangles on spine, in black and orange slipcase, 8vos. xi + 852pp. (through pagination). Cumulative indices and bibliogrphies in v.2;musical examples throughout. Minute touches of loss at tips of cornrs of books; books are otherwise as new: bright, tight, sharp and unmarked. Title card on slipcase has short creaseand very slight lifting at tip of one lower corner. Else Fine: bright and square with no shearing. A beautful item. A large item: Priority and non-US orders may require extr shipping fees; please inquire. Hardcover Fine

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67.
Handel, Georg Frideric, 1685-1759.  
Riccardo. Opera di G. F. Händel.

Publisher: Leipzig, for German Handel Society, 1870; reprint Gregg Press, 1965. Works of George Frederic Handel.
Riccardo Primo. Opera in tre Atti. [5], 126 p.; 27.5 cm.; blue cloth covers spotted; VG+. 35573.

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68.
Handel, Georg Frideric, 1685-1759. Chrysander, Fr., editor.  
Arminio. Opera di G. F. Händel.

Publisher: Leipzig, for German Handel Society, 1870; reprint Gregg Press, 1965. Works of George Frederic Handel.
Printed for the Empress Frederick Handel Association. Arminio. Opera in tre Atti. [5], 104 p.; 27.5 cm.; blue boards; VG+. 35576.

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69.
Handel, Georg Fridric, 1685-1759.  
Lotario. Opera di G. F. Händel.

Publisher: Leipzig, for German Handel Society, 1870; reprint Gregg Press, 1965. The Works of George Frederic Handel.
[4], 124 p.; 27.5 cm.; blue cloth covers spotted, endpapers foxed; good+. 35572.

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70.
Hartmann, Rudolf, 1900-  
Richard Strauss: the Staging of His Operas and Ballets

Publisher: New York, Oxford UP, 1981.
280 p., illus., photos (color & b/w), index, 29 cm. Translated from the German by Graham Davies. An opera director with extensive experience, Hartmann treats each of the fifteen operas and two ballets in detail. Stock# 36,599. Fine/ dj fine. German music stage dance

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71.
Herbert, A. P, Illustrated by: Baring, Lady Violet  
Tantivy towers and Derby Day

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd. London, England 1932.
222 pp, Two satirical comic operas of English country and sporting life are in this volume w/silhoutte illustrations by Lady Baring. slight dj discoloration & chips on edges, prev owner wrote on ffep. First Edition Very Good- Hard Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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72.
Hewlett-Davies, Barry (edited and compiled by) Illustrator: Illustrated by Lucy  
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Publisher: St. Martin's Press NY 1980.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover A collection of humorous anecdotes about the opera. ; 031257276x Edgewear; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 160 pages; 25483

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73.
Hines, Jerome  
Great Singers on Great Singing

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1982..
21½ X 14 cm. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarter tan cloth, tan paper-covered boards, gilt titles on spine, 356 pp, glossary. Owner's signature on recto of ffep, else fine. DJ slightly worn at corners and spine ends; in Brodart archival cover. From the DJ: "For this book veteran Met basso Jerome Hines sat down with forty of his most illustrious colleagues one by one for intimate conversations on the art of singing..under Hines' gentle, affectionate probing, they all struggled to put into words what they have learned over the years about that most mysterious and glorious of jusical instruments, the human voice."

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74.
Hodson, Phillip  
Who's Who in Wagner: An A-To-Z Look at His Life and Work
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Publisher: Macmillan New York, 1984.
Not ex-lib, though institutional stamp with marked-over info on title page and upper page edges (no other indications). Hardcover with red paper over boards and black quarter cloth, in tan illutrated jacket, 8vo. xviii + 182pp. Genealogy, lists of non-operatic and literary works; chronology. VG-/VG. Book has clean, sharp boards and cloth; tight, strong binding. Pages uniformly toned. Non-authorial gift inscription mid ffep. Jacket has light sunning to background color of spine with titles unaffected; very mild abrsion along upper edges; elseclean and bright in Brodart. ISBN: 002552030X VG. Hardcover VG-

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75.
Hoelterhoff, Manuela  
Cinderella & Company; Backstage At The Opera With Cecilia Bartoli

Publisher: N.Y., Knopf, 1998.
vi, 259, [260-263] p. illus., 24 cm. Hung on the frame of two seasons with Italian mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli, is apicture of the opera world in N.Y., Houston, Vienna, Venice, Paris, with backstage glimpses and musical politics. Fun to read and lots of gossip. Stock# 30,638. Vg/ dj vg.

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