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Book Number 2481 
Author John Gay; Johann Christoph Pepusch 
Title The Beggar s Opera. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn Fields. 
Date c. 1729. 
Publisher John Watts 
Place of Publication London 
Edition Third edition.  
Volume Information Two volumes in one. 
Cover Recent ½ calf with marbled boards, spine in six compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two.  
Illustration Title in red and black. Elaborate head and tail pieces and initials. With 77 pages of sheet music. 
Size Small 4to 
Condition An excellent copy, text and plates are clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. title, blank, (6), 1-60; 1-40; title, blank, i-viii, 1-72; 1-31. 
Reference  
Translation Info  
Notes This edition contains the overture in score, the songs, and the basses. The overture and basses were composed by Johann Christoph Pepusch. John Gay was an English poet and dramatist, a friend of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera, which “played for two seasons at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 1728, and throughout the British Isles, making much sensation.” (Oxford Biography)  
Price (US$) 1000  
Short Description Book Musical 
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