Wisneski, Henry MARIA CALLAS The Art Behind the Legend With Performance Annals 1947-1974 by Arthur Germond
New york Doubleday & Company 1975 0385078374 / 9780385078375 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
B&W Photographs; Spine ends & corners of book covers have a bit of extremely light bumping and rubbing. Red paper covered boards have a black cloth spine with silver gilt lettering. There are four small squares of rubbing / lifting to the paper covers where a previous owner taped down the dust jacket. The text pages are clean & bright. The endpapers are fully illustrated with black and white photographs of Maria Callas in action. The front pastedown has an inkstamped "With compliments of Doubleday and Company, Inc." neatly on the white strip towards the edge of the pastedown page. The spine ends & corners of dust jacket have a bit of very light bumping & rubbing. Overall, a nice bright copy. "Callas. Savage cascades of sound, passionate and intense. Callas. The soft and floating prayer of a frightened, confused, and trapped young girl. Callas. A high E flat for seven seconds, begun ethereally, the tone swelling, filled with feeling, then drawn down to a whisper. Callas. Dark and haunting tones, punctuating phrases in a way that is uniquely her own." Due to the extreme weight of this book, postage will have to be determined at time of ordering.