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Original Plays, Second Series

First edition of W S Gilbert's plays, including H.M.S. Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance

Author

W S Gilbert

Publisher

Chatto & Windus, London, 1881
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Printing Details

First edition. Hardback, bound in full leather. 17 × 11.5cm, 338pp.

A first edition of this collection of W S Gilbert's plays, three of which were the basis of three comic operas in collaboration with Arthur Sullivan (The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, and Pirates of Penzance), the other plays included here are Broken Hearts, Engaged, Sweethearts, Dan'l Druce, Gretchen, and Tom Cobb.

This copy carries the bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin (1848–1925), an author best known for 'The Garden of India' (1880). The book also has the signature of his wife, Constance.

Condition

A good copy, the leather is dulled and the spine is a bit chipped. The contents have strong binding but with light foxing throughout. The book remains in strong readable condition.

Price

£30.00
 

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