1885 · New York
by Gilbert, W.S.
New York: Wm. A. Pond & Co., 1885. 48pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine and corners a bit frayed and creased, clipping offset to two pages, a couple leaves pulled at staples, else a good copy. An early American edition of the libretto of one of Gilbert & Sullivan's great successes. The London premiere took place at the Savoy on 14 March 1885, and the US premiere on 19 August. Searle does not treat these American editions with any detail. The vocal and piano scores by Arthur Sullivan were sold separately. (Inventory #: WRCLIT71220)