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Book Condition: Good+
Red cloth with gilt title to spine. Bookplate on front pastedown, previous owner inscription on front free endpaper: London June 22, 1959. Some evidence of old tape marks on the boards where jacket was adhered. Page 9 has a correction in red ink from the previous owner about the nationality of Galli-Curci ("Not Spanish" he writes). He has also used the same red ink to mark off the chapters in the Table of Contents. The jacket suffers from the same tape marks around the edges and is also chipped and soiled. 103 pages with many photographs in black & white including the frontispiece of Maria Callas performing as Norma. Twenty-five sopranos are selected for inclusion in this book, most with accompanying photo(s). Each chapter features a brief biography and a list of recordings where applicable.