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The Opera House Album - Charles Osborne

Taplinger Publishing, 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Edges of dustwrapper somewhat ruffled, two small closed tears to the head of the upper panel.

A collection of turn-of-the-century postcards. From the cover: “Few books can have originated in more curious circumstances or more fortuitously than this. While browsing in a Viennese antique shop, Charles Osborne, the well-known author and musicologist, came across a collection of postcards of European theatres and opera houses, all neatly mounted in an album. Further investigation revealed that they had all been sent to the same man — one Emil Wipperich, principal horn player for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra between 1882 and 1914 — from all over Central and Eastern Europe, from places such as Prague, Dresden, Warsaw, Bayreuth, Salzburg, Leipzig, and Ljubliana.”
Size: 6¾" x 9½"
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0800858360
Cover Art By: Paul Turner