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NOVELLO, Sabilla.

Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx. A Dramatic Oddity

Freely Translated from Schiller, and Cordially Inscribed to Lady Percy Florence Shelley.

Published: London: S. French, 1872

Stock code: 50619

Price: £275

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First edition of the English translation of Schiller’s adaptation of the Turandot story. Inscribed on the front free endpaper “To Mrs. Julia W. Davis from her admiring acquaintance Mary Cowden Clarke, Munich – September 1879”. Clarke was the daughter Mary Sabilla Novello, the drama’s translator, and herself a literary scholar and theatre enthusiast.

Octavo. Original tan boards, titles to spine in dark blue. Boards tanned and marked, title page browned and repaired, contents slightly toned. A very good copy.

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