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    One of 250 Copies Signed by
    George and Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward
    and Rouben Mamoulian

    George and Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward and Rouben Mamoulian. Porgy and Bess. An Opera in Three Acts. New York: Random House, 1935. First edition, number 178 of 250 copies signed by all authors. Quarto. [xiv], 559, [1, blank] pp. With signed limitation page inserted at rear. Publisher's full red morocco, blind-stamped front board and spine, black morocco label on front board, publisher's slipcase. Spine darkened and lacking black morocco lettering labels, label on front board rubbed, joints just starting (yet still solid), page 83 torn at corner (with torn portion present but nearly detached) boards rubbed and slightly worn slipcase (rubbing most prevalent at opening). Overall, very good.
    [Together With:] Porgy and Bess. Theater program from the original production directed by Rouben Mamoulian. [New York]: Theatre Guild, [n.d., ca. 1935]. Quarto. Unpaginated. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Original printed color wraps. Some rubbing to wraps, upper corner creased, light wear to spine. Very good.


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