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Performing Arts : Gilbert and Sullivan


The Lost Bab Ballads

Putnam's, London & New York
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 127pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE unread copy (pages very slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Gilbert & Sullivan Centenary Service - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden Wc2 - 6pm Monday 24th March 1975

D'Oyly Carte Opera Company / St Paul's Church, London
2 leaf printed stiff card order of service at St Pauls where W S Gilbert was baptised on January 11 1837. Solo tenor, Meston Reid, Organist Ian Hooker, Choir from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Ephemeral item and now quite rare
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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£18.00
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The Grand Duke or The Statutory Duel (First Edition of the Piano & Vocal Score)

Chappell and Co., London
Quarto size (4to) in contemporary, gilt ruled full dark blue leather over limp boards, gilt lettering to spine, red deckled page-block edges. Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, cast list for first performance, full piano score with vocals, 166pp. The blank page margins have been trimmed slightly for binding
Thin sliver of very slight wear to spine ends, light rub to cover corner tips else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£147.00
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The Grand Duke or The Statutory Duel (First Edition of the Piano Score)

Chappell and Co., London
Quarto size (4to) in contemporary, gilt ruled full dark blue leather over limp boards, gilt lettering to spine, red deckled page-block edges. Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, cast list for first performance, full piano score, 93pp, publishers ads on verso of last leaf. The blank page margins have been trimmed slightly for binding
Thin sliver of very slight wear to spine ends, light rub to cover corner tips else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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£163.00
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Final Curtain - The Last Gilbert and Sullivan Operas

Chappell & Co / Andre Deutsch, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 293pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index
Tiny specks of rub to bottom edge of spine, top edge of page block slightly dusty else FINE+, an exceptionally well preserved and very clean and tight unread or barely read copy still close to new in a faintly tanned and faintly edge-creased FINE unclipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£23.50
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Thespis - A Gilbert & Sullivan Enigma

Dillon's University Bookshop, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 150pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index. Includes libretto for Thespis
An AS NEW unread or barely read copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£35.00
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Sir Arthur Sullivan - His Life, Letters and Diaries

Cassell, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, 314pp, 24 colour and 28 half-tone plates, list of works, bibliography, index
A well preserved, clean and tight near FINE copy (name on fly-leaf, top corner tip of front cover slightly bumped, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionHardcover
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A Colossal Idea - An Original Farce

Putnams, London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 62pp. Posthumous issue of an early play by Gilbert, which had a small printing and is now quite scarce
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight barely read copy (tiny printed black star to top corner of front blank fly-leaf, some minor foxing to prelims)
1st editionHardcover
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£78.00
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