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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Josiah Kirby Lilly
First edition, as described by Searle, cited below.
Imprint includes addresses for 50, New Bond Street, W., London, and I5, Poultry, E.C.
Printer's name is given as: Henderson & Rait, Lithographic & General Printers, 3 & 5, Marylebone Lane, London, W.
"Produced at the Opera Comique Theatre, London, under the management of Mr. R. D'Oyly Carte, Saturday, 3rd April, 1880."
"Pirates [libretto] was not available till late 1880"--Allen, cited below.
With cast list.
Includes ads for Olivette on p.  of wrappers, Chappell & Co.'s Old English ditties on p.  of wrappers, and The martyr of Antioch and Trial by jury on p.  of wrappers.
Bears several textual variants from later editions. Major-General Stanley's song on p. 13-15 opens "I am the very pattern of a modern Major-Gineral" [sic].The quarter on p. 17, "Oh, happy day," is 14 line. P. 27 lacks Mabel's name at head.
Lilly Library copy 1 from the library of J.K. Lilly.
|Description:||32 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Pirates of Penzance.
Slave of duty
|Responsibility:||written by W.S. Gilbert ; composed by Arthur Sullivan.|