The Dream of Gerontius
by Cardinal Newman, set to Music for Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor and Bass Soli, Chorus and Orchestra by Edward Elgar, (Op. 38).
Boldly signed vertically by the composer 'Edward Elgar' to title-page, large 8vo. viii, , 177, pp. and 11 pages of advertisements, a few small pen and pencil annotations relating to performances in 1912 and 1924 to early leaves, probably in the hand of Mabel Bailey whose ownership signature appears on the upper cover, free endpapers browned, publisher's cloth-backed printed boards, slightly rubbed and soiled but in the main a very good example in original, unrestored state.
An Elgarian Who's Who by Martin Bird.