Book Description
1st ed. Port. frontis., vi, 7-74, 87-98, 75-86, 99-168p + 6 col. plates. Perished remains of original calf; front board becoming loose. Pages 75-86 mis-bound. Crease to frontis;; spotting to title and occasionally in text especially outer edge of top margins. At head of title: John Duncombe's edition.
Dealer Notes
Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris (1797-1856) was the grand-daughter of the engraver Francesco Bartolozzi. She achieved considerable fame as an actress, contralto opera singer and, more notably as theatre manager and producer. However, as the title of this work suggests, she achieved some notoriety for her connections and for popular assumptions made about actresses in her day.
Author Arthur Griffinhoofe (pseud. George Colman).
Date 1836
Condition A decent copy of an uncommon work.

Price: £195.00

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