The Rise of English Opera by Eric Walter White
1951. 335 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Pictorial dust jacket over red cloth. Contains black and white illustrations and plates. Expected library inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Pages are moderately tanned with noticeable foxing throughout. Slight crinkling to paper at gutters, however binding remains firm. Cracks to hinges, exposing netting. Tape marks to front endpaper. Illustrations and plates are moderately tanned with some foxing. Thumb-marking present throughout. Some pencil annotations and marginalia to acknowledgements page. Boards have visible edge wear with corner bumping. Moderate tanning to spine and edges with some crushing to spine ends. Tape marks to both boards. Bleaching to all surfaces. Book is bowed and forward leaning. Unclipped jacket. Panels have heavy edge wear with chips, tears and creasing. Large area of loss to all surfaces.