9 books about the history of the Metropolitan Opera
by [METROPOLITAN OPERA]
All with numerous black-and-white and color photographs and illustrations of singers, operatic scenes, etc. - Knight, Ruth Adams. Opera Cavalcade: The Story of the Metropolitan. New York, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc., 1938. Folio. Decorative red, white, and gold boards. 68 pp. - Peltz, Mary Ellis. Behind the Gold Curtain: The Story of the Metropolitan Opera: 1883 to 1950. New York, Farrar Straus and Company, 1950. Small quarto. Full red cloth boards with gilt stars to lower portion. 96 pp. - Mayer, Martin. The Met One Hundred Years of Grand Opera. New York; Simon and Schuster, . Quarto. Full dark red cloth. 368 pp. - Merkling, Frank et al, ed. The Golden Horseshoe The Life and Times of the Metropolitan Opera House. New York: Viking, . Quarto. Full dark red cloth. 319, [i] (blank) pp. - Peltz, Gjon Mili, and Tina S. Fredericks. The Magic of the Opera: A Picture Memoir of the Metropolitan. New York, Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., 1960. Quarto. Black cloth-backed decorative red velvet boards. 171 pp. - Peltz and Gerald Fitzgerald, compilers. Metropolitan Opera Annals Third Supplement: 1966-1976. Clifton, NJ, James T. White & Company, 1978. Folio. Full red boards with titling gilt. 208 pp.- Preston, Stuart. Farewell to the Old House The Metropolitan Opera House 1883-1966. New York: Doubleday, . Octavo. Full black cloth with image of the old house inlaid to upper. 64, [i] (blank) pp.- Robinson, Francis. Celebration: The Metropolitan Opera. New York: Doubleday . Quarto. Full black cloth. 287, [i] (blank) pp. - Stories of the Operas... produced by the Metropolitan Opera Company and by the Damrosch Opera Company in the United States Season of 1895-96 with Portraits of Leading Artists and Conductors. Boston: H.L. Mason, . Large octavo. Original pictorial wrappers printed with decorative border in dark yellow. 1f., 1f. (title), 3-96 pp. With reproduction photographs of leading artists including Ancona, Calve, Brema, Nordica, Alvary, Melba, Ternina, Gadski and Plancon in role portraits. Portions of several leaves cut away. Some items slightly worn, browned, and with other occasional minor defects. (Inventory #: 24751)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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