The Bab Ballads.

| [RIVIÉRE and Son, binders] | GILBERT, Sir W.S. | GILBERT, Sir W.S. |

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The Great Gilbert and SullivanIn a Beautiful Pictorial Onlay Binding By Riviere and Son[RIVIÉRE and Son, binders]. GILBERT, Sir W.S. The Bab Ballads. To which are included Songs of a Savoyard by W.S. Gilbert. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Later edition, originally issued 1904. Octavo (7 1/8 inches x 4 5/8 inches; 181 mm x 117 mm). xii, 56, pp. With over 350 black and white illustrations in the text.Bound c. 1932 by Riviére and Son (stamp-signed) in full crushed dark green morocco with double fillets enclosing a gilt frame with corner-pieces within which is a multi-color pictorial onlay featuring Archibald Grosvenor and an Elderly Naval Man titled, "The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" a lyric from the poem 'The Yarn of the Nancy Bell' the illustration of which appears on page 101; rear cover with multi-color pictorial onlay featuring the jester, Jack Point, titled, "For He Who'd Make His Fellow Creatures Wise Should Always Gild the Philosophic Pill!," a lyric from the opera The Yeoman of the Yard the illustration of which appears on page 299. Gilt-rolled raised bands. Gilt decorated compartments. Gilt-ruled turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A very fine copy.Librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado are among the best known. Their operas have enjoyed broad and enduring international success and are still performed frequently throughout the English-speaking world. Gilbert and Sullivan introduced innovations in content and form that directly influenced the development of musical theatre through the 20th century. The operas have also influenced political discourse, literature, film and television and have been widely parodied and pastiched by humorists. Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and nurtured their collaboration. He built the Savoy Theatre in 1881 to present their joint works (which came to be known as the Savoy Operas) and founded the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, which performed and promoted Gilbert and Sullivan's works for over a century.There are 168 Ballads and Songs.Robert Riviére (1808–1882), bookbinder, was born in London in 1808. On leaving school, in 1824, he apprenticed with Messrs. Allman, the booksellers, of Princes Street, Hanover Square. In 1829 he established himself at Bath as a bookseller, and subsequently as a bookbinder in a small way, employing only one man. But not finding sufficient scope for his talents in that city, he came in 1840 to London, where he commenced business as a bookbinder. The excellent workmanship and good taste displayed in his bindings gradually won for them the appreciation of connoisseurs, and he was largely employed by the Duke of Devonshire, Mr. Christie-Miller, Captain Brooke, and other great collectors. He also bound for the queen and the royal family. In the Great Exhibition of 1851 he exhibited several examples of his skill, and he obtained a medal. The bindings of Riviere, in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the tooling are deserving of almost unqualified commendation. His bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance. Riviere bequeathed his business to this son-in-law in 1880, and the name of the firm was changed to Riviére & Son. Bayntun of Bath acquired Riviére c. 1930. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Bab Ballads.
Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926.
Publication Date: 1926

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