1929 · London
by HANDEL, George Frideric 1685-1759
London: J.B. Cramer, 1929. Folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), 28 pp. + 1f. (publisher's advertisements to verso). With printed note to first page of music: "The music of this ballet has been culled from various operas of Handel with one exception, the "Hornpipe" which is a movement from one of the "Concerti Grossi." With "Copyright, MCMXXIX, by Metzler & Co. (1920) Ltd." to lower left of first page of music and "M. & Co. (1920) Ltd. 770" to lower margin throughout.
Wrappers slightly worn; paper tape to spine. Slightly worn, soiled, and foxed; indecipherable signature to title and first page of music. Rare. OCLC 35204607 (4 holdings only in North American libraries).
First performed in London on July 16, 1928 at His Majesty's Theatre, with choreography by George Balanchine. (Inventory #: 27817)