Very Good; Fair+ Jacket. 1951 Farrar Straus and Company. Third printing of 1950 edition. Oversize hardcover has red cloth-covered boards with gold spine lettering and cover decorations. Black and white photographs and illustrations. NOT ex-library. Binding tight. Hinges NOT cracked. Corners and spine ends bumped. Covers have light surface and edge wear. Pages clean and unmarked. 96 pages. Jacket has tattered top and bottom edges, with small pieces missing from edges and spine ends, as well as several small tears. Tears have been repaired on the inside of the jacket with archival document repair tape. Dust jacket is price clipped. "Sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc., New York." Carefully packed, shipped in a box. Includes Dust Jacket.
Very Good in Fair jacket. Quarto, hardcover, pages tanned else VG in somewhat edgeworn black and white pictorial dj with large chip on back dj. B & W photos throughout. The story of Metropolitan Opera is a long one, a saga which merits many tellings and which is read with eager interest by succeeding generations. From time to time our Opera Guild has revealed new aspects of this operatic cavalcade. At the close of the regime of Edward Johnson, this book came about. 96 pp.
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