The Metropolitan Opera 1883-1939 by Irving Kolodin
1940. Second Edition. 646 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with decoration and gilt lettering to spine. Black and white photographic frontispiece with photographic plates throughout. Prize plate stuck to front free endpaper. Slight cracking to hinges, with exposed netting, pages remain attached. Pages remain bright and clear with light tanning to edges. Plates are bright and clear, with some light tanning and foxing to edges. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown. Markings to title page and rear pastedown. Boards have moderate shelf-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Heavy tanning to spine and edges with slight crushing to ends. Small pink stain to bottom edge of front board. Water mark to rear board. Moderate wear marks overall. Gilt lettering is darkened.