Simon, Henry W. The New and Enlarged Treasury of Grand Opera
NY: Simon & Schuster 1965 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+
Stated first edition; enlarged and expanded from the original 1946 printing, which was a paperback original. Covers nine operas: Don Giovanni, Lohengrin, La Traviata, Faust, Aida, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, and La Boheme; each opera has a historical introduction, 40-50 pages of faithful piano transcriptions, as well as the words in the original language and in translation, and illustrations in b/w and color showing every scene of every opera. A small puncture penetrates both the jacket and the cloth of the spine (not bad at all); previous owner's name to FFEP, else fine in a very good or better dust jacket.