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The pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of duty : an entirely original comic opera in two acts

Author: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Josiah Kirby Lilly
Publisher: London : Chappell & Co., [1880]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Librettos
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Josiah Kirby Lilly
OCLC Number: 662463945
Notes: Libretto.
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. [2] of wrappers, Chappell & Co.'s Old English ditties on p. [3] of wrappers, and The martyr of Antioch and Trial by jury on p. [4] 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 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Pirates of Penzance.
Slave of duty
Responsibility: written by W.S. Gilbert ; composed by Arthur Sullivan.

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