Hand Coloured Costumes. (1770)

[GARRICK David] 1717-1779

Dramatic Characters, or Different Portraits of the English Stage.

Published: Robt. Sayer. and Jnno. Smith.

Date: 1770

In modern full calf, decorative gilt edge tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, engraved French title leaf, engraved English title leaf, engraved dedication leaf, contents leaf, followed by 24 leaves of hand coloured engraved plates of various actors in character, some plates dated 1769, gilt tooling to board edges and turn ins, original end & feps, occasional light spotting, hinges repaired. Uncommon. Folio, 113*141 mm).

(ESTC N65933. A Cyclopedia Of Costume Vol. II A General History Of Costume In Europe - Planche).

VG+, 1st ed, 24 pls (hand coloured - complete). There was a second edition published in 1773. French Title: Characteres Dramatiques, ou Portraits Divers du Theatre Anglois. Characters include: Mr Garrick as: St Jn Brute in Provoked Wife. Twice. Mrs Barry & Garrick as Donna Violante & Don Felix in ye Wonder. Garrick as Abel-Drugger in Alchymist. as Hamlet. as King Lear. as Macbeth. Mrs Yares as Lady Macbeth.Mr Macklin as Shylock. Mr Clark as Antonio. Mr Shuter as Justice Woodcock in Love in a Village. Mr Beard as Hawthorn. Mr Dunstall as Hodge. Mrs Clive as Mrs Heidelberg. etc etc.


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