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Modern Opera Houses and Theatres (3 Volumes)
New York: Benjamin Blom, 1968. Elephant folios in publisher's navy buckram lettered in gilt and blind on upper cover and gilt on spine; top edge blue. Volume 1; xvi; 60pp with 100 plates and 93 in-text illustrations; Volume 2; xvi, 54pp with 100 plates and 95 in-text illustrations; Volume 3; xvi, 122pp + 3 supplements in 170pp (A Treatise on Theatre Planning and Construction, Supplements on Stage Machinery, Theatre Fires and Protective Legislation, General Index with 20 plates and 860 in-text illustrations. Fine copies. Sachs was a British architect and engineer by formal education, but by his interest in theatre and working as a stagehand and fireman, he specialized in the prevention of theatre fires. He was the technical advisor to the London Royal Opera House from 1898 until his death in 1919. Originally published in the late 1890s.
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