An entirely Original Fairy Opera, In Two Acts, ENTITLED IOLANTHE; OR, THE PEER AND THE PERI WRITTEN BY W.S. GILBERT. COMPOSED BY ARTHUR SULLIVAN. Arranged from the full score by BERTHOLD TOURS. Published by CHAPPELL & CO,. LTD., 50, NEW BOND ST., LONDON, W.
Iolanthe is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The opera begins with Iolanthe, a fairy, being banished from fairyland because she marries a mortal; an act forbidden by fairy law. This item is the printed score of an arrangement of the original orchestration and libretto.
The cover is leather bounded with gilded lettering and is in good condition. There is some slight wear to the spine and there is further red discolouration to the sides. The book also potentially features a signature by Arthur Sullivan, although this is likely a stamp. The pages of the text have occasional finger marks, but otherwise is in very good condition.