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An entirely new and original Japanese opera in two acts, entitled, The mikado, or, The town of Titipu

Author: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Helena and John Weadock Collection of Rare and Fine Printed Books and First Editions.
Publisher: London : Chappell & Co., 50, New Bond Street, W., [1885]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edition differs in several particulars from later editions. Ko-Ko's "Little list" song appears on p. 18 and begins "as it seems." In later editions, this song occurs earlier as begins "As some day." Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo's duet, "To Ko-Ko plighted" is three verses, rather than two, and begins "Were I not," rather than "Were you not." Yum-Yum's song, "The sun whose rays," occurs in the first act, on p. 14-15,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Librettos
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Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900.
Entirely new and original Japanese opera in two acts, entitled, The mikado, or, The town of Titipu.
London : Chappell & Co., 50, New Bond Street, W., [1885]
(OCoLC)881857512
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Helena and John Weadock Collection of Rare and Fine Printed Books and First Editions.
OCLC Number: 25083293
Notes: Second edition, with list of songs and pianoforte arrangements on lower outer wrappers and song "The sun whose rays" printed on page 27.
"Produced at the Savoy Theatre, London ... 14th March, 1885" and cast-list: p. [3].
Koko's "List song" begins "As some day it may happen": p. 9.
At head of cover title: "Now ready. A complete edition of Gilbert's comic operas, price, cloth 2/6."
With original cast list.
Description: 47, [1] p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Mikado.
Mikado or The town of Titipu
Mikado
Town of Titipu
Responsibility: written by W.S. Gilbert ; composed by Arthur Sullivan.

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This edition differs in several particulars from later editions. Ko-Ko's "Little list" song appears on p. 18 and begins "as it seems." In later editions, this song occurs earlier as begins "As some day." Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo's duet, "To Ko-Ko plighted" is three verses, rather than two, and begins "Were I not," rather than "Were you not." Yum-Yum's song, "The sun whose rays," occurs in the first act, on p. 14-15, rather than in the second act. Includes ad for Patience on p. [2] of wrappers, Princess Ida and Trial by jury on p. [3] of wrappers, and The mikado and Iolanthe on p. [4] of wrappers. In subsequent editions, the ad for The mikado has been extended to the full page.

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