Vol. 1-ix, 324 pp. , very good. Vol. 2--viii, 336 pp., one plate partially loose, one with dark stain bottom corner; binding has tear along half of back edge of spine, good condition. Inserted in volume 1 is a letter from Mathews to his daughter, dated Nov. 12, 1868, about a play he wanted her to see. Also inserted are two additional plates--in V. 1, of James Smith, "One of the Authors of 'Rejected Addresses'"; In V. 2, an engraved portrait of Albert Smith, a manager of French theater company. With a pencil note on flyleaf of vol. 1 about these inserts. Two volumes with original five plates, plus two inserted plates. The memoirs of the popular comedian and playwright, edited by Charles Dickens the younger. With five lithographed portraits. Appendices with Mathews' speeches and addresses, a list of plays produced under his management at Covent Garden and the Lyceum, and a list of plays in which he acted. Charles Mathews was a highly regarded actor, comedian and mimic during the early 19th century. The editor of this work, Charles Dickens, son of the famous novelist, compiled these volumes from materials entrusted to him by the family of Mathews after the actor's death. Dickens claims that all the information in these volumes comes from original source materials. (Biography; Theater; Literature; ALS; Plays) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life of Charles James Mathews Chiefly ...
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Publication Date: 1879
Binding: Green Gilt Lettered Cloth
Book Condition: Gd-VG
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description London: Macmillan And Co., 1879., 1879. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., ix, [1 leaf], 324; viii, [2 leaves], 336. 5 lithographed plates. with half-titles. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (scuffed & frayed, scattered light foxing, small label on spine). From the library of the Canadian author, Thomas Conant (1842-1905). First Edition. Lowe, Arnott & Robinson 3314. Seller Inventory # BCKeDICK68