W. S. Gilbert: inscribed copy of Original Comic Operas--Second Series

Title

W. S. Gilbert: inscribed copy of Original Comic Operas--Second Series

Description

Inscribed copy of a volume of eight librettos of Gilbert's comic operas. Gilbert inscribed the front endpaper with a four-line quotation from The Gondoliers beginning "The end is easily foretold;...," signed and dated it "6 June 1907." Vera Holme, an alto chorister during the first London repertory season, also signed the book, which contains her bookplate. Gilbert was directing the operas at the Savoy Theatre in 1907.

Creator

Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (writer)

Source

David & Annabelle Stone Gilbert & Sullivan Collection

Publisher

Chappell & Co., London, and Chatto & Windus, London

Date

undated

Contributor

Henderson & Spalding (printer)

Format

Collected librettos

Identifier

1.6.4

Physical Dimensions

402 pages, operas separately paginated

Files

1.6.4.jpg

Citation

Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (writer), “W. S. Gilbert: inscribed copy of Original Comic Operas--Second Series,” Gilbert & Sullivan 2017, accessed June 22, 2024, https://gilbertandsullivan2017.gmu.edu/items/show/721.

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