CARUSO'S METHOD OF VOICE PRODUCTION: The Scientific Culture of the Voice.
Edition: First printing.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1922. Hardcover first edition - Dedicated to the great singer Enrico Caruso in the final months of his life and published shortly after his death, this is a detailed discussion of what is involved in the development of a singing voice. The focus is on natural singing - in fact, it mentions that Caruso smoked too much and his throat was often congested, yet this did not affect his magnificent singing. Illustrated with many photographs of Caruso, and anatomical drawings, some in full color. Includes a selection of vocal exercises. Introduction by Victor Maurel. xix, 308 pp.
Condition: Very good overall in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and a gilt medallion of Caruso (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, and tear to the cloth at the top of the spine, but otherwise tight and sturdy) Uncommon in the first edition.