Book #20633

A Year At the Met - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Patrick J. Smith
Book #20633 A Year At the Met - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Patrick J. Smith.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
ISBN: 0394517830

A nice first edition/first printing, in about Fine condition, little fading to tail cap and slight sunning to top edge, in alike dust-jacket, inside lightly toned, contains "proof" stamp. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.

Patrick J. Smith's "A Year at the Met" is the story of a young American man's year spent working as an assistant stage manager at the Metropolitan Opera. Smith's engaging and lively writing style makes the experience of being an opera fan vicarious for the reader, and he adeptly weaves in descriptions of the operas he works on and the people he meets. This lively and informative book is a perfect introduction to opera for those unfamiliar with the genre or those who have only seen a handful of performances.; 8vo; FSA.

Price: $33.75