Memoirs of the Colman Family, Including Their Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Personages of Their Time. Two Volumes. George Colman, Richard Brinsley Peake.
Memoirs of the Colman Family, Including Their Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Personages of Their Time. Two Volumes
Memoirs of the Colman Family, Including Their Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Personages of Their Time. Two Volumes

Memoirs of the Colman Family, Including Their Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Personages of Their Time. Two Volumes

London: Richard Bentley, 1841. Hardcover. Theater owner and playwright, Augustin Daly's copy, auction number 2610. First Edition. Includes two frontispiece portraits and two additional inserted portraits. These volumes detail the lives of George Colman the Elder (1734 - 1794) and George Colman the Younger (1762 - 1836). Both were playwrights and owners of the Haymarket Theatre 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 to first and last few pages including frontispieces. Occasional spots of foxing to margins, but clean overall. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Bound by R.W. Smith. Auction record tipped into rear of first volume. Volume I: 432 pages; Volume II: 454 pages. DRA/031419. Very Good.

Item #33024

Price: $250.00

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