Rosenthal, Harold TWO CENTURIES OF OPERA AT COVENT GARDEN
London: Putnam, 1958. First edition. With an introduction by the Earl of Harewood. Appendices, index. 849pp. Jacket design by Chadwick. Hardcover. Minor edgewear and rubbing to ruby-colored cloth covers, owner's crossed-out name to front free endsheet, else near fine, in a lightly soiled, price-clipped dust jacket that shows some nicking and very short closed edge tears to spine crown, corners.
Mammoth, comprehensively detailed history of the principal seat of grand opera in Great Britain, from the Royal Opera archivist and editor of OPERA. Illustrated with over a hundred photos, prints, letters and drawings, most reproduced on coated stock.