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1 (Bannerman, Helen). Cross, Henry P. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO: An Operetta for Children in Three Short Acts
New York: J. Fischer & Bro., (1936). First edition. Staple bound illustrated black wraps with decoration and titles in pale yellow. [60] pages including ads. Mild creases, a few scratches, and a small abrasion (from sticker removal) to the front cover, light soiling and creases to the rear cover, and minor shelfwear to the extremities, else a very good plus copy. Large format (7 1/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches). 
An operetta for children based on Helen Bannerman's (although not credited) LITTLE BLACK SAMBO story, with book and music by Henry P. Cross. Includes nineteen pieces for instrument and voice. A curious item, now very rare. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 (Kraink, Ardis). Skrebneski, Victor, photographer BRAVI: LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
New York/London/Paris: Abbeville Press Publishers, (1994). 1558597719 / 9781558597716 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in photo-decorated boards; in photo-illustrated dust jacket that shows a short, jagged tear to upper rear flap. Large quarto. This copy fondly inscribed and SIGNED by the Lyric Opera's general director Ardis Kraink. 
Commemorative volume celebrates 40 years of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, with portrait gallery by Skrebneski of 11 singers, a collection of production photos taken by Dan Rest and Tony Romano, and articles by John Von Rhein and Andrew Porter. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Albrand, Martha FINAL ENCORE
New York: St. Martin's, (1978). 0312289413 / 9780312289416 First edition. Hardcover. Lightly age-toned pages, else a near fine copy; in an age-darkened dust jacket with a mild crease to back flap. 
Novel of suspense set against the glamorous backdrop of the Metropolitan Opera. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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4 Menotti, Gian Carlo; Dean, Leigh, adaptation; Glaser, Milton, illustrator HELP, HELP, THE GLOBOLINKS
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Owner's address stamped unobtrusively to front free endpaper, else fine in decorated boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with very light rubbing to extremities, else near fine. Quarto. 
In this adaptation of Menotti's opera about aliens from another planet landing on earth and the adventures of a schoolbus of children who encounter them, Glaser has provided full-color paintings based on the Menotti-Nickolais production. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Murray, William WHEN THE FAT MAN SINGS
New York: Bantam, (1987). 0553052160 / 9780553052169 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Gambling mystery finds Shifty Lou Anderson getting involved with spendthrift high roller and operatic tenor supreme, Fulvio Gasparini. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 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. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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