Utopia, Limited libretti, 1893-ca.1920s

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Scope and Content

Various versions of the published libretto for Utopia, Limited.

Notable copies include:

  • First edition, given to Bridget D'Oyly Carte in 1960 by the grandson of George Grossmith.
  • Copy labelled 'private' on cover. Notes possibly D'Oyly Carte's, made when considering a revival of the opera in the 1920s.
  • Early bound copy with Richard D'Oyly Carte's bookplate. Marked with notes on the fly leaf.
  • Copy with page of notes and corrections to text by William Coxe-Ife (chorus master and assistant musical director for Company, 1950-1961).