London: J.D. Waddington, 1902. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff brown wrappers with black lettering and decoration, brown cloth tape spine. Unpaginated (ca. 75pp). Illustrations (some color, one tipped in). Very good. Yapped edges rather chipped as usual. Item #39788
A tight and nice first edition of this elaborate program which is much more than a program. J.A. Fuller Maitland introduces this elaborate production of Handel's pastoral opera "Acis and Galatea" and Henry Purcell's "Masque of Love." Shaw served as musical director and Craig (son of actress Ellen Terry) as stage director. Tipped to the front flyleaf is a heavy stock 11" X 8½" handbill announcing these two productions, listing cast, show times, etc., between March 15-22, 1902. A scarce booklet with even scarcer handbill.