New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1938. Illustrated by Alexander Serebriakoff. Authorized Edition of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc. Small 4to. 9-1/2" x 7-3/8". 42 pp. each. Pictorial paper covered boards. Cloth spines. Each book has a pictorial dust jacket. Every page decorated. Lovely color illustrations throughout. Color frontispiece shows characters in the opera. Decorated end papers, each volume with its own design. Back cover of each volume has its own design. All books in very good condition. / Jacket condition varies but most have some closed tears, are chipped and taped. Overall condition of jackets is poor to good. Item #174
4 volumes from Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" are, The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods. Other titles are Carmen, Aida and Lohengrin. Includes biographical sketch of author of opera.
In dramatic narrative and colorful pictures, enriched by musical quotations from the most famous scenes, these unique little volumes will delight all lovers of opera. These lovely books have been preserved by their dust jackets for the last 82 years.