London: Chappel & Co. Ltd. [PN 33801], 1939. Folio.  (original publisher's illustrated wrapper), 2-11, [i] (publisher's catalog) pp.
With autograph inscription ("Good luck") signed "Ivor Novello" in black ink to upper wrapper, music seller's handstamp to lower margin.
Arranged by Chris Langdon, the work contains piano arrangements of Lorelei, Waltz of My Heart, Uniform, I Can Give You the Starlight, My Life Belongs to You, Primrose, My Dearest Dear, The Wings of Sleep, Let's Say Goodbye, and Leap Year Waltz.
Two short tears to inner margin of wrappers. Slightly worn, soiled and stained.
The Dancing Years, a musical play, was first performed at Drury Lane in London on March 23, 1939. A film version was released in 1950.
"A bridge between the Edwardian and the postwar musical worlds, and between the English theatre and Broadway (several of his leading ladies were American), Novello was, until the advent of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the 20th-century’s most consistently successful composer of British musicals." Paul Webb in Grove Music Online. Item #25576
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