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The threepenny opera.

Brecht, Bertolt.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1982
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This edition of Bertolt Brecht's script for one of the 20th century's most innovative and political musicals is limited to 2,000 copies, of which this is no. 1496. The translation is that of Desmond Vesey, with lyrics rendered in English by Eric Bentley, who also wrote the introduction. The => 12 full-page illustrations are reproductions of Jack Levine's etchings of scenes from G.W. Pabst's 1931 film version of The Threepenny Opera, and one three-color lithograph => pulled by Emiliano Sorini specially for this edition. Howard I. Gralla designed the book choosing a 12-point Walbaum font with two points leading-space between the lines. The colophon is signed by both the designer and the illustrator. This offering includes the monthly newsletter. Binding: Full black linen, stamped in gold on the front cover from a design by Levine. The slipcase is covered with black paper and bears a gilt title on the spine. Binding, slipcase, and illustrations all properly evoke the grittiness of the London underworld. Folio (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 155, [3] pp.; illus. Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 529. Bound as above, in publisher's slipcase; black paper peeling slightly at upper spine edge. A fine copy in a near-fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 30475

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Title: The threepenny opera.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

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