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The Life of an Actor. Dedicated to Edmund Kean, Esq. The Poetical Descriptions by T. Greenwood. Embellished with Twenty-seven Characteristic Scenes Etched by Theodore Lane.


Author:LANE, Theodore [1800-1828] (illustrator) - EGAN, Pierce.
Title:The Life of an Actor. Dedicated to Edmund Kean, Esq. The Poetical Descriptions by T. Greenwood. Embellished with Twenty-seven Characteristic Scenes Etched by Theodore Lane.
Publisher:C.S. Arnold, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, 1825
Description:Full red smooth calf over boards (manufactured approximately 1930), sides with rectangle and corner-pieces,spine richly gilt with 5 raised bands, leading edges of sides partly gilt, roll-tooled gilt inner fillets (hardcover), 24,5 x 16 cms., marbled endpapers, aquatint frontispiece, xvi, 272 pp. including 8 text-woodcuts (plus one in title-page) by John Thompson (1785-1866), 26 colour aquatint plates by Theodore Lane, all edges gilt.
Note:First Edition. Bookplate of Mexborough mounted on pastedown. Year of publication [1825] erased. Two text-pages very slightly frayed. Edges of marbled endpapers browned. One plate shows a vague fold to blank edge. Generally in fine condition.
Book No:25689
Price: € 450,00 order

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