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Lacy's Dramatic Costumes, Male

By Thomas Hailes Lacy

1868 - London - T.H. Lacy

11" x 9"; [iii], 150pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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150 plates of male dramatic costumes, published by former theater manager Thomas Hailes Lacy, organised here into categories and paginated by hand.

There were 200 plates of male costumes in the full run. The 150 plates here are prefixed with a hand written index. The index groups the plates into categories such as 'French Monarchs' and 'Court Costume', and then provides the page number that corresponds to this actual copy, not the plate number. The plate numbers are in a different order to the page number: it appears that the volume has been deliberately organised thus into categories.

Plate numbers 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 136, 126 have been coloured in by a previous owner.

Lacy made is debut on the West End stage in 1828, but by 1841 he had become manager at The Theatre, Sheffiled. A few years later he bcame a theatrical bookseller, and dabbled in publishing. This charming series of plates was one of his ventures.

There were also 200 plates of female costumes published in a separate series.

150 plates out of the full 200. (Collation from Copac) 

CONDITION

Rebound in a modern cloth library binding. Externally excellent with almost no wear. With a library barcode to the front blank. The handwritten index is heavily age toned. Both of its pages have small closed tears: the legibility of the text is unaffected. The plates are generally a little spotted, with the occasional light stain. Plate numbers 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 136, 126 have been coloured by hand. Each plate has a library stamp to the reverse. Paginated by hand. Firmly bound. Overall: GOOD


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