(Thursby, Emma). Gipson, Richard McCandless THE LIFE OF EMMA THURSBY 1845-1931
New York: The New-York Historical Society,l 1940. First edition. In terra cotta cloth with gilt lettering, rules, top-edge, and fore-edge; lower page edges untrimmed, marbled endsheets; dust jacket. Hardcover. A superb, fresh, fine copy; in an age-darkened dust jacket that is nicked heavily at the spine head, partially split at rear flapfold, and that shows some small patches of faint dampstain. 470 pages, including index.
"A remarkably complete and faithful account of the life of a great American singer."--Walter Damrosch. This copy warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. 74 illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts. 2000 copies printed.