SIGNED BY THE MAJOR COLLABORATORS (1951)

W.H. AUDEN

THE RAKE'S PROGRESS

Date: 1951

SIGNED BY THE MAJOR COLLABORATORS AUDEN. W.H. Guida a The Rake's Progress (Carriera d'un Libretto). Venice: Arti Grafiche, [1951] 8vo. pp. 39, [4], 8 plates. Loose in the original printed wrappers with chipped dust wrapper. Issued to commemorate the 1st world performance 11th September, 1951. Dated "Venezia 11. Sett. 51" and signed by the major collaborators of the work: W.H. Auden [librettist], Igor Stravinsky [composer], Carl Ebert [producer], Chester Kallman [librettist and translator] and Ferdinando Ballo [Director of the XIV Venice Festival of Contemporary Music at which the opera was first performed].

£3500

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