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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: PB 206-2003

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Titles

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

Maker(s)

Sullivan, Arthur (Author)
Gilbert, William S. (Author)
Allen, Reginald (Editor)
Limited Editions Club (Publisher)
Ettenberg, Eugene (Designer)
Gallery Press (Printer)

Description

Edited, with a prologue and copious descriptive particulars, by Reginald Allen; and a foreword by Bridget D'Oyly Carte. Illustrated with contemporary drawings.

Contents: Thespis.--Trial by jury.--The sorcerer.--H. M. S. Pinafore.--The pirates of Penzance.--Patience.--Iolanthe.--Princess Ida.--The Mikado.--Ruddygore.--The yeomen of the guard.--The gondoliers.--Utopia, limited.--The grand duke.

Xxi, 465 p. illus., 27 facsims. (in portfolio) 32 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • New York

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1958

Note

"This edition ... assembles for the first time the original librettos of the fourteen operas. Eugene Ettenberg has designed the volume and has supervised its printing at the Gallery Press in New York. Fifteen hundred copies have been made, of which this is copy number [in ms] J.D."--Colophon Quarter bound in red velvet with gilt stamped floral designs on front and back cover; gilt stamped lettering on oval buckram label mounted on spine. Issued in slipcase (gold paper over card as is the portfolio case containing 27 facsimiles)

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production

Printing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 206-2003
Primary reference Number: 95562
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 February 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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