A collection of 36 contemporary English & American plays, published in New York, Boston, Philadelphia & Portland
by [AMERICAN & ENGLISH PLAYS]
Various publishers, 1825-1850, 1825. Edges lightly rubbed; fine set.. 4 vols, small 8vo, mid-19th century black half morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Contemporary notations on the front blanks, listing the plays present; notations in pencil and ink on several of the individual plays, with information about the cast of characters, where the play was performed, etc. The majority are American reprints of English plays, but they are contemporary plays as opposed to being reprints of earlier plays; only three can be clearly identified as being American in origin, but others are possibly American, such as the Old Guard by Dion Boucicault. The volumes include three portraits of actors and 17 frontispieces of scenes from the plays, ten of which are by Tudor Horton (signed "Horton" or "T. Horton") See Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, page 156. Ink signature of A.G. Williams, February 22, 1901, on the front paste-downs. (Inventory #: 27068)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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