Very Good. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. (BOX 44) nice vintage condition, very well preserved. only slight tanning/yellowing pages still very supple. a must for any serious opera buff! Book Description: Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1901. Maroon Cloth. VG+/No Jacket. First Edition. 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". 348pp. including index. Frontispiece b/w photo portrait and 18 other photos of famous opera stars. Gilt embossed lettering on the front cover and the spine. Corners worn. Flyleaf intact. No loss of any page. Binding tight. Text is clear and firm. The history of the opera in America may be entirely limited to the 19th Century. There were two major centers for the opera-New York and New Orleans The author has carefully and candidly opened the doors to the behind scenes working of the opera, the composers, conductors and, of course, the famous singers. Written in 1901, the excitement that this enthusiastic opera-lover generates for the reader is wonderful. The position of being a second-class production is dispelled and Lahee replaces it with the joy of meeting the American-born singer who is a real "star"Genres & Styles; Music; Non-Fiction; Opera; United States.
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