London: Printed for J. Walker, 1785. Hardcover. Theater owner and playwright, Augustin Daly's copy, auction number 242. First edition. Irish actress, George Anne Bellamy (1727 - 1788), frequently acted at the Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane in London. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with red label "Stage Biography" and green title / author label beneath. This is part of a series of books Daly had bound in a matching style, all labeled "Stage Biography." Rubbing, pulling, and wear to leather. Foxing throughout. Previous ownership signature (C. Powell) in pen to top of half title page. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Bound by R.W. Smith. Folded up playbill from 1783 for Capricious Lady and The Sultan at the Theatre-Royal is laid in to front. Chipping to edges. Auction record tipped in to rear. 204 pages. DRA/031419. Very Good.
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