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RODGERS, Richard, & Oscar Hammerstein.


A Musical Play Based on Lynn Riggs' Green Grow the Lilacs.

Published: New York: Random House, 1943

Stock code: 106890

Price: £575

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First edition, first printing, of the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration. Based on Lynn Riggs’s play, Green Grow the Lilacs (1931), Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway on 31 March 1943 and ran for a record 2,212 consecutive performances. It is still viewed as one of the greatest of all musicals, and is particularly suited to book format, and well noted for epitomising the development of the more dramatically substantial “book musical”.

Octavo. Original light green cloth, cowboy boots design to front board and titles to spine in blue and red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece and 4 plates showing scenes from the original production. Spine rolled, edges and endleaves toned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with two small chips along head of spine and front panel and a short tear to head of front joint.

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