FORBES, Elizabeth. The Observer's Book of Opera. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1982.
12mo., original printed boards; pp. 192; a couple of very light spots to edges and paste downs; essentially a fine copy.
First, and only edition of this, one of the scarcer books in the Observer canon. Describes the stories of the best known operas, listed by composer, and an A-Z, following a short introduction, on the history of Opera. With 27 black and white photographs.