Porgy and Bess. An Opera in Three Acts
NY, Random House, 1935. Composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, and libretto by Heyward. This is the limited edition: one of 250 numbered copies in full red morocco. Signed by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and by Rouben Mamoulian, director of the 1935 Broadway premiere. Near fine (labels missing, as is often the case), in a very good, original straw-covered slipcase. An attractive copy, with the spine slightly darkened but the hinges strong and the slipcase with some wear but still very good, and uncommon thus. With two metal die stamps to recreate the two spine labels. [#033173] $5,000
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