THE FIRST-NIGHT. GILBERT AND SULLIVAN PROGRAMS. Facsimiles of the First-Night Performances.
first edition Hardcover
1958 · New York
by Allen, Reginald
New York: Heritage Press, 1958. Book. Very good+ condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Quarto (4to). A complete collection of 27 programs from the first performances of Gilbert & Sullivan productions, reproduced in facsimile from the originals. There are numerous sizes, paper colors, etc. from various theatres including: Gaiety, Royalty, Opera Comique, Royal Bijou, Fifth Ave., and the Savoy. Includes a four page sheet of explanation by Reginald Allen. Minor shelfwear and soiling to the original box issued by the Heritage Press intended to house the programs. The programs are clean and unmarked. This appears to be the first compilation and facsimile reproduction of these programs.. (Inventory #: 014847)