Edward the Black Prince

Shirley (William)

Edward the Black Prince

or, the Battle of Poictiers. An historical tragedy ... Adapted for theatrical representation as performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. Regulated from the prompt-books ...

Description: with a proof copy (see below) of the engraved frontispiece, and additional engraved title-page, pp. [x], [11-] 83, [1], 8vo, uncut, and largely unopened in contemporary green boards, rubbed, worn at extremities, rebacked a bit crudely, ownership inscription of the engraver John Hall on fly-leaf

Publication Details: Printed for the Proprietors, under the Direction of John Bell, 1791

Notes: The frontispiece shows Kemble in the title role, engraved by Philp Audinet, a pupil of John Hall's, and according to a pencil note, this is a proof copy. This also appeared in 'Bell's British Theatre', but is recorded separately in ESTC, in 7 copies, 2 in the UK, 3 in the US, and 2 in the Antipodes. Hall, like Audinet, was a long-time contributor to Bell's British Theatre. 'Edward the Black Prince appeared at Drury Lane on 6 January 1750, with David Garrick in the part of Edward and Spranger Barry as the French nobleman, Lord Ribemont. Opinions were mixed: the audience mostly applauded, while ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T32444)

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Price: £600

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1791

Stock Number: 65027

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