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A Century of Famous Actresses 1750 - 1850.

Author: Simpson, Harold; Mrs. Charles Braun.
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Price: $20.00
Publisher: Mills & Boon, Limited
Publisher Location: London
Book Condition: VG
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: 1913
No date [circa 1913-4], 8vo, teal cloth / gilt tiles on spine, 380 pages, with eighteen b/w plates, an appendix "Some of the Chief Characters Represented by the Stars of the Period", index, bookseller ticket on front endpaper [ Chas. E. Lauriat Co., Boston]. VERY GOOD / no jacket: light rubbing to spine extremities, spotting to page edges, some age-spotting to first and last few pages otherwise clean throughout, owner bookplate and date on front endpaper. Includes chapters on Mrs. Cibber, G.A. Bellamy, Peg Woffington, Kitty Clive, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs Yates and Ann Barry, Mrs. Abington, Mrs. Farren, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Siddons, the Kembles, Miss O'Neill, Helen Faucit and Mrs. Charles Kean, as well as "some stars and lesser stars," those who came before and after, and a chapter on "Theatres and Public Taste."