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CROTCHETS AND QUAVERS: Or, Revelations of an Opera Manager in America.

Maretzek, Max

Published by S. French, NY, 1855
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Dark blue cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on spine & with vignette of a conductor on a podium stamped in gilt on spine & in blind within decorative frames in blind on both covers. The covers are rubbed & bumped with the extremities faded; the spine is faded. vii & 346 pp. & a 14-page illustrated publisher's catalogue, including a 4-page extract from "The Watchman". Scattered foxing & light staining; Moravian-born opera impresario Maretzek was dubbed the "Napoleon" of opera by his friends and followers. Arriving in New York in 1848 as the conductor and manager of the Italian Opera Co., he produced four seasons of Italian opera in his first three years in the city. He presented Adelina Patti for the first time in opera in 1859.A fascinating autobiography of Maretzek, the manager and conductor of the famous Italian Opera Company, which he brought to America in 1848; he stayed and became the leading operatic impressario in the U.S. during the 2nd half of the 19th century. A must-read for any opera buff. Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Research, analysis, dissertation, lucubrations or just enjoyment, this is the one. ACTUAL BOOK FOR SALE PICTURED. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. And even if you're not interested at this time, THANKS for looking! Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a permanent character lacking in transitory electronic renderings. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4". Bookseller Inventory # 008222

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Title: CROTCHETS AND QUAVERS: Or, Revelations of an...

Publisher: S. French, NY

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Dk Blue Blindstmpd w Gilt

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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