Early Thomas Arne Operetta

An Hospital for Fools. A Dramatic Fable. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. To which is added the Songs. with their Basses and Symphonies, and Transposed for the Flute. The Musick by Mr. Arne. Sung by Mrs. Clive.

London: printed for J. Watts at the Printing - Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1739.

First edition; without half-title. [10], [5]-28, [8]pp. Several pages with printed music. 1 vols. 8vo. Early Thomas Arne Operetta. 19th-century speckled calf, leather spine label, a.e.g. Joints slightly rubbed. ESTCT36691. Item #238312

First performed on November 15, 1739 at Drury Lane, where Arne was house composer. A relatively early operetta by Arne (1710-1788), who is often credited with the revival of the English opera, influenced Handel, and will forever be remembered as the composer of "Rule, Britannia"

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