Abou Hassan

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      GB 247 MS Farmer 591
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  • Physical Description
      Bound vol. 21x17 cm. Originally 53 leaves of ruled paper (48-53 blank); Act 1 and Act 3 separately foliated by Bantock, continuous foliation added in pencil in later hand. 14 additional plain leaves added by binder. Maroon library binding, 1947

Scope and Content

Abou Hassan, or, The sleeper awakened: a comic opera in 3 acts, by Granville Bantock.
Autograph, signed and dated 8/5/[18]92.
Lacks Act 2.
Note on title-page in Janey Drysdale's hand: 'Found among Johnnie's papers. He was to have written the music for this, but I've discovered none except the first chorus, which is among the part songs I sent you. It is very original & very pretty, I think - J.C.D. I don't know what became of the 2nd act.'
Additional note in H.G. Farmer's hand arrowed to 'Johnnie's': 'Learmont Drysdale. Lucy Carr Shaw called him Johnnie.'
[Formerly shelved at Bi22-y.8]

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