By Thomas Dibdin
London   Henry Colburn
8.5" by 5" [5], vi-xii, 446; [5], vi-xi, [2], 2-431pp
The first edition of Thomas Dibdin's reminiscences of his time spent at various Theatres Royal in London, a wonderful look behind the scenes at Georgian theatre.
By Thomas Dibdin

1827 The Reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin

London   Henry Colburn
8.5" by 5" [5], vi-xii, 446; [5], vi-xi, [2], 2-431pp
The first edition of Thomas Dibdin's reminiscences of his time spent at various Theatres Royal in London, a wonderful look behind the scenes at Georgian theatre.
£250.00
: 1.5kgs / : 764P30

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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding

The first edition of this work.

Complete in two volumes.

A selection of the reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin, reflecting on his time spent at the Theatres Royal of Covent Garden, Drury Lane, and Haymarket.

Dibdin offers a unique insight into the world of the theatres in the Georgian era, a time in which the theatre community dramatically blossomed.

Illustrated with a frontispiece to Volume I.

Bookplate of Janet Aldway to the verso to the front endpapers. Ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpapers, 'Presented to the London Tailors Club by Mr. McNab, Sept 1877'. Stamp of the London Tailors Club throughout to various pages.

Condition

In a half crushed morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart, with some rubbing to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Bookplate to the verso of the front endpapers. Ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some odd spots. Ink stamp to various pages.

Very Good

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