Book Description

A double-column printed handbill, approx. 20 x 19 1/2”, creased where folded, very stained and a little worn, slightly frayed to margins.
Dealer Notes
Edward Leman Blanchard (1820-1889) dominated the pantomime genre on the Victorian stage. Though his name does not appear on this playbill, he wrote the pantomime it advertises - ‘Harlequin Little Dicky Dilver and his Stick of Silver’. The performance, which includes two “Grand Ballets” and incorporated “Popular Airs from the Christy Minstrels” (a well-known black-face group of the day), is also notable for the reference to Darwin: one of the scenes is set in “The Court of Lions in the Darwinian Dominions”.
Author [Mixed Playbill. Darwin.]
Date 1872
Binding Not bound
Publisher [London:] W. S. Johnson, Nassau Steam Press, 60 St. Martin’s Lane, W.C.
Condition Stained and worn

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