Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1953. First printing. Printed Wraps. Near Fine condition. Light tone from small sticker removal on front board- otherwise nice and clean. Octavo.(7.75 x 5.25). Printed/ lettered Wraps. pp. 158 (2). With listing of first 19 volumes in the series.
Produced in a horizontal format, a fine pocket-sized musical score with introduction; an abbreviated history of both the composer and the score. The Penguin Scores; edited by Dr. Gordon Jacob, Professor at the Royal College of Music, London were produced as a series of the popular classical musical scores, primarily heard in the music halls and recordings during the1950s, complete with elegant covers reminiscent of patterned end papers. A fine book arts achievement designed by Jan Tschichold and Elizabeth Friedlander, Penguin's graphic artists. (Baines P., Penguin by Design. London: Penguin, 2005. ). Near Fine. Item #7351