The Ring of the Nibelungen
London: Schott's, 1877.
London: Schott's, 1877. First English language edition. First trade edition (and 1st combined edition) in English (translated by Alfred Forman) of The Rhein–Gold, The Walkyrie, Siegfried, and Dusk of the Gods, preceded only by privately printed separate issues of the 4 individual parts (1873–1875) to secure copyright, which had a total of just 238 pages. This is the complete librettos, with 351 pages of snugly printed tiny type, containing all the dialogue and stage directions for all 4 parts.
Half cloth, marbled boards, printed paper label. Near fine condition with the series half–title and title page, as well as all 4 half–titles. Ex–Edw. Schuberth & Co. (oval stamp to half–title). (Item #746)