The Boy. A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. (Founded on Sir Arthur Pinero's farce, "the Magistrate.") By Fred Thompson. Lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank. [Piano-vocal score]. Lionel MONCKTON, Howard TALBOT.

The Boy. A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. (Founded on Sir Arthur Pinero's farce, "the Magistrate.") By Fred Thompson. Lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank. [Piano-vocal score].

London: Chappell [PN 26613], 1917. Quarto. Full maroon cloth boards with titling gilt to spine, original publisher's printed wrappers bound in. [i] (title), [ii] (printer's statement), [iii] (characters), [iv] (musical numbers), 165, [iii] (publisher's advertisements) pp.

Small composer's facsimile signature handstamp to title. Image for "The Boy" affixed to front free endpaper.

Bound with:
Program for a performance of the work at Black's Theatre on Monday, November 18th, 1918 and two programs for performances at the Adelphi Theatre, one stamped Sept. 18, [19]18.

Binding slightly worn.

First Edition.

"Though [Monckton] sought with some success to emulate Sullivan, it was for his gay and striking melodies that he stood out among the British musical theatre composers of the time." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.

Talbot... composed several works in collaboration with Monckton, Rubens, Felix, Finck and Novello. Here his greater technical expertise set off to good effect the songwriting abilities of his collaborators, Talbot's ensemble and finale writing being especially good." ibid. Item #27983

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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