The Don Quixote was in the Soria series and was packaged with a de luxe, gorgeous heavy booklet containing tipped-in art reproductions. The Reiner/CSO Beethoven Pastoral was also in a slipcase sort of thing, at least at the beginning. Later issues were in standard cardboard sleeves. The de luxe Pastoral  package doesn't turn up often in my experience.

  In a class by itself was the original RCA Victor packaging of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream music with Leinsdorf/BSO. As James North writes in his BSO discography:
"LSC/D-2673 is a limited edition, housed in a 13.5 x 17 inch hard-cover folder, which also contains reproductions of two eighteenth-century engravings of Henry Fuseli paintings basked on Shakespeare's play."

  The Victor LP package, bound in dark blue cloth, was so awkward at 17" high and 13.5 wide that it seemed to pose problems for dealers to display. I remember that Rose Records on Wabash Avenue in Chicago had a few copies on the floor, leaning against a vertical pipe. They had nothing else to do.

  Don Tait





-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]>
To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:41 pm
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets

...LDS3284, the Don Quixote Soria issue, a single disc in a slipcase, if
that counts...

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Donald Tait
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets

   Yes, but the RCA Victor first recording of Amahl (LM-1701) came with a
text booklet. Thus the box for the single record.

  Similar RCA Victor single LPs in boxes with enclosed printed texts
included LCT-1033 (Die Walkure Act I -- Lehmann, Melchior, Bruno Walter
etc.); LM-1217 (Treasury of Harpsichord Music -- Landowska, later repackaged
in a single standard cardboard sleeve with booklet); LM-1802 ("An Adventure
in High Fidelity"); LM-1849 (Verdi: Te Deum, Boito: Mefistofele Prologue --
Toscanini); LM-1862 (Romberg: "Deep in My Heart, Dear" -- Romberg, cond.);
and LM-1944 (Busoni: Arlecchino -- Glyndebourne Festival). So was LHMV-1007
(Purcell: Dido and Aeneas -- Flagstad et. al.). There were also the entire
issued titles in LHMV-1 through -32, single LPs in boxes with text inserts
and, in many cases, art reproductions.

  Also, the single Capitol LPs issued in boxes contained text booklets. That
included "The Orchestra" and other Stokowski titles.

  The point of the original inquiry about this, if I recall correctly,
concerned the Telefunken, Ducretet-Thomson, London International etc. LPs
issued in the USA in single boxes that contained nothing but the record in
its regular heavy paper sleeve. No printed texts.

  Don Tait



-----Original Message-----
From: DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 3:15 am
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets

I just came across another recording that falls into this category which I'm

sending only because there were no RCA Victor LPs in my list I sent
previously - 
Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" was released on RCA in a box with a

single LP.