By Not Stated
London   J. Ridgwa
6.5" by 4" [3], ii-x, 291, [2pp], ii-iii
The first edition of this inmate and entertaining collection of anecdotes from behind the scenes at Drury Lane.
By Not Stated

1790 The Secret History of the Green Rooms: Containing Authentic and Entertaining Memoirs of the Actors and Actresses in the Three Theatres Royal

London   J. Ridgwa
6.5" by 4" [3], ii-x, 291, [2pp], ii-iii
The first edition of this inmate and entertaining collection of anecdotes from behind the scenes at Drury Lane.
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First Edition, Leather Binding

The first edition of this work.

Volume I only, lacking Volume II.

A fascinating and immensely entertaining account of the behind-the-scenes green room of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

This work offers an intimate insight into the private lives of actors and actresses in theatres during the Georgian period.

Containing accounts of Sarah Siddons, Fanny Kemble, Maria Romanzini, and more.

Condition

In the original calf binding. Externally, generally smart, with some rubbing to the boards and spine. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities, with a small amount of loss to the head and tail of the spine. Crack to the spine. A few light marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with a few odd spots.

Good

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