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Antiquarian first-edition (1919) The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobbé. First edition. Complete. Knickerbocker Press New York.
A great gift for the opera aficionado, this book is complete at 891 pages with various illustrations and operatic passages. Pages are gilt edged.
About the author Gustav Kobbé: Gustav Kobbé was an American music critic and author, best known for this book, his guide to the operas first published (posthumously) in the United States in 1919.
About the book: a guide to operas by American music critic and author Gustav Kobbé. Kobbé was on the point of completing this book when he suddenly died. Various additions were made to it before its publication, and also in many subsequent editions and reprints. This is the first edition of the book. The work was first edited and brought together for publication by Katharine Wright, who at the same time included some additional operas in sections that bear her initials. Its full title was The Complete Opera Book : the Stories of the Operas, Together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation.
Condition of book: In GOOD! condition. The book shows stress and breaking from the spine, most notably to the back cover. Internal pages, printed on a high-quality sotck, show MINIMAL! foxing with all text and clear and legible and all imagery bright and vivid. Covers are in VERY GOOD! order with MINIMAL! rub or wear and few blemishes. The embossing on the front cover shows only LIGHT! wear and there is some fraying to the edge of the spine. The gilt-edged pages show MODERATE! rub.
Approximate measurements: 8-1/4" x 5-3/4" | complete | NO! dust jacket
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