Welcome to my sale for the following item:

1935 "The Savoy Operas" (1875-1896) - 5th Edition
~ by Sir W.S. Gilbert himself! In EXCELLENT CONDITION! ~

!! - FOR ONLY AU$35.99 - !!
About 2/3 this amount in US$

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Ladies and Gentlemen! Here's your chance to be the proud owner of this truly rare find: a 1935 hardcover cover copy of Sir W.S. Gilbert's "The Savoy Operas", first published in 1926. This 4th reprint was published in London by MacMillan & Co Ltd, and of course features the COMPLETE TEXT of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas (as originally produced in the years 1875-1896). Included of course are "H.M.S. Pinafore", "The Mikado", "The Yeoman Of The Guard", and many more! 

This book has a wonderful blue cover with an opera character stamped into to the front, with ornate gold leaf on the spine, and is in a wonderfully preserved state, considering how old it is.

Look to the pictures below, and you will see there are hardly any flaws. There is an old library catalogue number in white at the bottom of the spine, but this could be removed with know-how and care. Anyway, it really doesn't detract too much away from the overall beauty of the spine, as the gold trim is very well preserved. Of course, the spine is in great health otherwise, and so is the cover, with hardly any scratches or knocks visible at all!

The only other flaws are that someone dropped something sharp onto the bottom of the title page (visible in pics below), leaving a small indentation for about 30 pages, and a tiny hole in the first couple. There are library stamps inside the covers, from when it was released, but other than these minor things, this book is in great condition.

The 700 pages are not only intact, but free of rips, scribbles, and stains. The pages are so white and fresh looking, I can safely say there has been next to no yellowing at all. There is no spotting other than one single spot on the very bottom of a page, and at the very inner edge of only a very few pages (I only noticed when opening the book right up while checking the health of the spine). Most pages are nice and flat, and totally crumple- and crease-free. Only a few have small dog-eared top corners (old bookmarks, long since flattened by time) or slight creases (the worst can be seen in one of the pics).

As you can see, I have nothing to hide. I'll let the overall quality of this excellent literary collectible speak for itself! Whether you are into operas and the theatre, or just great quality antique books going for a steal, this book is for you!

This item is going out cheap, so hurry up and grab it before someone else beats you to it!

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions regarding this item. Don't forget to check out my other sales (and eBay auctions) and combine postage & packing on items! And feel free to inspect my eBay Feedback page to see how happy my customers from Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. are with my goods and service!

Rest assured this item will be packed with safe arrival in mind!
Insurance and/or Registering of mail available upon request.


Will consolidate postage costs if you have purchased 2 or more items (where possible)

Buyer to pay exact postage to your zone, plus a fee of AU$1.50 for packaging.

Please feel free to enquire about delivery costs before bidding, or rest secure in the knowledge that I will get you the cheapest rate possible.
Payment: in Australian or U.S. Dollars
Australian Buyers: Direct Deposit (preferred) -
- Money Order - Cheque - Concealed Cash
and/or Postage Stamps
International Buyers: PayPal (in US Dollars - add 10% for processing) - Paymate (NO Registration Required!)International Money Order (add AU$10 for processing) - Bank Draft
Please note that while PayPal is my preferred method of accepting international payments, I'm forced to charge the buyer the bulk of the receiving / conversion / withdrawal fees (which can climb over the average 10.9% on smaller amounts, since it costs $1 to withdraw! And I have to pay for the postage somehow!). 
Also note that IMOs may take 3-6 weeks to clear.

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Upon receiving payment, you will be notified, and your item will be shipped within 2 working days (the following working day in most cases). I will endeavour to make sure it is securely packed and at your door as soon as possible.

Please note that recycled protective packaging may be used in the packing of this item, in an effort to not only save you money, but to lower the impact on the environment. Any savings on the cost of packing materials will be yours, and reflected in the postage fee (a handling fee of AU$0.50c may still apply - this covers tape, etc).

Also note that I assume no responsibility for items that don't show up. I will, of course, do my part in tracking down items that were Registered, as well as help in any insurance claims. However, I haven't had any lost mail coming or going internationally or within Australia (still, insurance and/or registering can be arranged for your piece of mind).

Thanks again, and HAPPY BROWSING!