Elgar, Edward (1857 – 1934)

An excellent four-bar autograph musical quotation signed by Edward Elgar. The composer has written out a quotation from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the inside cover of a small red leather hardback book of The Story of a Midsummer Night’s Dream from the play of Shakespeare, retold by Alice Spencer Hoffman. The quotation is boldly written in fountain pen ink. The cover itself has become detached from the rest of the book, otherwise the condition is fine, with the spine of the (detached) book rather worn. An excellent example.