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The Life of Emma Thursby 1845-1931

Gipson, Richard

Published by New York Historical Society, New York, 1940
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Hardcover, red cloth lettered in gold, lacking dust-jacket, but with front flap and panel laid-in loose. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of showbills, periodical covers, etc. Chronology of Concert Appearances, Index. First edition, first prinitng. A signed presentation copy by author, boldly written to Miss Mollie Kreutzer, whose aide is acknowledged in the books' publication. Her name also appears on page XIV of the Preface among many whose contributors the author mentions. Emma Cecilia Thursby (February 21, 1845 ¿ July 4, 1931) was an American singer popular in Europe and the United States. Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn she remained a lifelong resident of New York City whilst embarking on a successful career as a concert singer performing both domesticvally and in London, France, and Germany, and sharing the bill with the likes of Mark Twain. Her papers were donated to the New York Historical Society by her surviving sister and form the basis for the present biography. No previous ownership marks. Dust-jacket fragments are worn, though book is clean, square and unmarked. A very good+ signed presentation copy. Bookseller Inventory # 011168

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Title: The Life of Emma Thursby 1845-1931

Publisher: New York Historical Society, New York

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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