29 June 2005
GERSHWIN, George (1898-1937). Porgy and Bess. An Opera in Three Acts. By George Gershwin. Libretto by Dubose Heyward. Lyrics by Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Production Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. New York: Random House, 1935.
4o. Color frontispiece and title-page illustrations by George Biddle. Original red hard-grained morocco, t.e.g. (some minor rubbing). Provenance: Mrs. John Pratt (presentation inscription).
LIMITED EDITION, number 21 of 250 copies, SIGNED BY GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN, DUBOSE HEYWARD, AND ROUBEN MAMOULIAN. ADDITIONALLY A PRESENTATION COPY, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY GEORGE GERSHWIN on preliminary endpage: "To Mrs. John Pratt My sincere good wishes, George Gershwin Oct. 16, 1935."
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