A Short History of Opera (The Second Edition, in Two Volumes)
Grout, Donald Jay

NY: Columbia Univ. Press, 1965. Two volumes, orange cloth with spine stamped in blue and gilt. Sequentially numbered from 374 pps. (Vol. I) to 852 pps. (Vol.II); index, extensive bibliography. Classic, comprehensive, systematic historical work on the opera from ancient and medieval times forward, From the personal library of former New York City Opera managing director Daniel Rule and with his ownership signature on the front paste down of both volumes. A fine, clean tight set. No dust jackets. Hard Cover (Item ID: E2796B)


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