Enrico Caruso Italian Opera Singer Memorial Concert 1921 rare souvenir program
Enrico Caruso Italian Opera Singer Memorial Concert 1921 rare souvenir program Enrico Caruso Italian Opera Singer Memorial Concert 1921 rare souvenir program Enrico Caruso Italian Opera Singer Memorial Concert 1921 rare souvenir program Enrico Caruso Italian Opera Singer Memorial Concert 1921 rare souvenir program
$ 150.00

(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, New York, Souvenir Programs, Enrico Caruso).

Enrico Caruso - Memorial Concert. Opera at the Met.
Published 1921, New York by the Metropolitan Opera House. 
4 leaves of text on hand-made paper, card stock covers, stripped patterned glassine covering wrappers. Text in English.

Publisher's paper wrappers with original glassine, unusual and appealing. Appears to be a rare survival from an event which had an inherently limited/ small number of attendees/ booklets produced. 

Program is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Program is not new or in "new" condition.

Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object. The glassine wrapper is inherently exceedingly fragile, even when first issued. So to survive at all is worthy of note, but in such an largely agreeable state is a bonus. Short edge splits closed with archival tape, small spot stains and creases, glassine remains pleasing.

Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.

Still attractive on the shelf. The program displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail showing how this scarce Opera program survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.

Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W.

[B5941].