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Unknown - possibly W. M. Kolligs

Publication Date: 1858
Used Condition: fair Soft cover
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Original Handwritten play. No author or title given. Whether written by the author or a copyist we do not know. 172 leaves with almost all writing on rectos with a few notations on staging on versos. In red and brown ink. Some corrections, omissions and additions in text. Author seems like he has done this before, the tone of the manuscript is quite confident. On final page at end of text is "London, November 8th, 1858" - possibly date manuscript completed. Play has numerous characters including Frank Hawthorne, Dr. Playfair, Mrs. Wildbriar and Mrs. Vavasour. Two times the initials R W B are written on verso pages in text - but perhaps this shorthand for some staging advice. It is possible the author is "W M Kolligs" as it is possible to read this name in a very faint pencil signature on front end paper. However we could find no listing of a dramatist by that name. A small contemporary journal article on publication of book "Essays on the Drama" by W B Donne has been cut out and laid in text. 4to., 3/4 leather with blue marbled boards. Binding secure and text clean. Book is owner signed (Phoebe S. Pepper ,1924) Text VG plus, cover Near Good with small chip in leather on spine, wear to corners and spine ends but no hinges are cracked and binding is quite secure. Bookseller Inventory # a87378

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Publication Date: 1858

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:fair

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