David Garrick. A memorial illustrative of his life : consisting of an extensive variety of portraits of Garrick in his professional and private character, together with many of those of his contemporaries, both in literature, art, and the drama, with a collection of autograph letters, and original bills of the great actor's principal characters, and other rare and interesting bills of contemporary performances by the most famous players of Garrick's period. Also a selection of newspaper cuttings, and other extracts illustrating the history of the drama during a large portion of the last century
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5v. : plates, ill.; 38 cm.
Compilation of printed texts (e.g. James Boaden's 'Memoir'), extra-documented, with printed and manuscript insertions, autograph letters, facsimiles, sketches etc. Comprehensive survey of the theatrical and literary context of the age of Garrick and his distinguished associates and colleagues
Vol. IV opens with an autograph letter dated '14th April 1888' signed by Irving's unidentified collaborator and agent in the management of the compilation, setting forth the plan of the work and format of its contents, referring also to 'modern' material altogether excluded but allowed for a fifth volume. - The volume serving as 'Vol. 5' is arranged as an 'Index' to the 4 vols detailing autographs, engravings, portraits, etc.
Vols 1-4 have the red and black theatrical plates of Henry Irving
Irving, Henry John (Sir)