Title: New and Original Extravaganzas: Dulcamara, La Vivandiere, The Merry Zingara, Robert the Devil, The Pretty Druidess
Author: W. S. [William Schwenck] Gilbert, Esq.; Isaac Goldberg (edited by)
Description: Dark burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering. One page has a one inch closed tear to its bottom margin. Several pages are unopened. Interior is clean. Dust jacket has heavy chipping to the top edge of the front panel; chipped head of spine; a couple droplet spots on spine. DJ in clear archival sleeve. xvii, 180 pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.
The texts of five plays from the early career of W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911), each written between 1866 and 1869. The 12 page introduction by Isaac Goldberg provides the background and history of these plays and Gilbert's career in relation to their creation. Gilbert went on to much acclaim through his collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan and the fourteen comic operas they produced together between 1871 and 1896.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good-
Publisher: John W. Luce & Co.
Keywords: Gilbert and Sullivan, plays, burlesques, burlesque, play,
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