B1601. Henry C. Lahee. Famous Singers of Today and Yesterday. Boston, L.C. Page, 1898. 337pp. Photos & brief bios and commentary about singers, incl.Patti, Nilsson, Calvé, Scalchi, Lind, Jean & Édouard de Reszké, Melba, Eames, Alvary, Nordica & Plançon. Regular printing. Pages have gilt tops. Excellent copy has various miniature photos of contemporaneous singers glued into the pages & front endpaper.
Henry Charles Lahee (1856–1953) was an American author on music. He wrote several comprehensive biographical reference works on musicians.