[Item #55221] The Golden Moth: A Musical Play of Adventure in Three Acts. text, lyrics, P. G. WODEHOUSE, Fred Thompson, Ivor NOVELLO, music.

The Golden Moth: A Musical Play of Adventure in Three Acts

London: Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Limited, [1921]. First Edition. Quarto (31cm); original pictorial wrappers, backed in maroon cloth; [viii],112,[4]pp. Rubber-stamped signature of Ivor Novello on lower title page. Modest wear and creasing, wrappers dust-soiled, with a few tiny nicks and creases to same, and a small ink notation and small stain to front cover; several creased corners in text, with the holograph addition in pencil of a second verso in "Lonely Soldier" on pp.24-25 (in an undetermined hand, though not Wodehouse's); complete, Very Good.

A musical play co-written by Wodehouse and English author Frederick A. Thompson (1884-1949), with music by Welsh composer Ivor Novello. The Golden Moth premiered at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 5 October, 1921, running for 281 performances. An elusive Wodehouse item in the original wrappers; OCLC notes 12 holdings. McIlvaine Ga.5.

Price: $2,500.00

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