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    Limited Edition Signed by the Gershwins, DuBose Heyward and Rouben Mamoulian

    George Gershwin, et al. Porgy and Bess, An Opera in Three Acts. Libretto by DuBose Heyward. Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Production Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. New York: Random House, 1935. Limited edition, number 83 of 250 copies, signed by George Gershwin, librettist DuBose Heyward, lyricist Ira Gershwin, and director Rouben Mamoulian on the limitation page. Quarto. [xii], 600, [4, limitation, blank] pages. Frontispiece and title-page illustrations by George Biddle. Publisher's full red morocco. Top edge gilt. Black morocco title labels and decorative blind-stamping to the front board and spine. Decorative endpapers. Housed in the original issue hessian-cloth slipcase. Minor wear and bumping to extremities. Spine a bit darkened. Spine labels somewhat worn, with about half of the "& BESS" label missing. Binding cracked before the dedication page. Some chipping to the slipcase. Overall, a very good copy of a rare book in the rare slipcase.



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