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Gay, John, 1685–1732

Polly / written by Mr. Gay ; drawings by William Nicholson.

Additional Title(s):

Polly. Libretto.

London : William Heinemann, 1923.
Physical Description:
xvi, 107, [3] pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3473 .P6 1923+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David Alan Richards, Yale BA 1967, JD 1972
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 52 of 350 numbered copies, signed by Nicholson. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth stamped in black and silver.
BEIN Zab W8311 Zz923G: Copy includes only 8 plates as listed in item. Bookseller's label: The Sunwise Turn, 51 East 44th Street N.Y. From the David Wolf Papers.
An opera.
The tunes (included) were selected and arranged by Pepusch.
All plates are accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.
"Three hundred and eighty copies of this book have been printed on hand-made paper, of which three hundred and fifty copies are for sale and thirty are for presentation."--Verso of half-title.
"Printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay & Sons, Limited, Bungay, Suffolk."--Page [109].
Last page blank.
Campbell, C. William Nicholson : the graphic work, 175
Subject Terms:
Ballad operas -- Librettos.
Wolf, David, 1947-2005 -- Ownership.
Photomechanical prints -- 1923.
Booksellers' labels.
Gay, John, 1685-1732.
Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752, arranger.
Nicholson, William, 1872-1949, illustrator.
Heinemann (Firm), publisher.
Richard Clay and Sons, printer.
Sunwise Turn, bookseller.

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