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Wagner, Richard
The Ring of the Nibelungen
Schott's, London, 1877. First trade edition (and 1st combined edition) in English (translated by Alfred Forman) of The Rhein-Gold, The Walkyrie, Siegfried, and Dusk of the Gods, preceded only by privately printed separate issues of the 4 individual parts (1873-1875) to secure copyright, which had a total of just 238 pages. This is the complete librettos, with 351 pages of snugly printed tiny type, containing all the dialogue and stage directions for all 4 parts. Half cloth, marbled boards, printed paper label. Near fine condition with the series half-title and title page, as well as all 4 half-titles. Ex-Edw. Schuberth & Co. (oval stamp to half-title). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
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