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DIBDIN, Thomas
The Reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin, of the Theatres Royal, Covent-Garden, Drury-Lane, Haymarket, &c. (Two Volume Set)
Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, London, 1827. First edition. Two volumes. Octavos. A handsome set bound by Root and Son (without the half-titles) in late 19th century three-quarter dark blue morocco and marbled paper sides, elaborate gilt spines in compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Dibdin in Vol. 1. Contemporary small inscription at the top of the title page on vol. 1 (very faded and nearly invisible). Modest rubbing to the joints, some light soiling to the front cover of vol. 2, near fine. An English song-writer and dramatist, Thomas John Dibdin wrote several popular comedies, operas, farces, &c., and was prompter and pantomime writer at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. A scarce first edition of his *Reminiscences*, attractively bound in morocco, with the elaborate gilt spines and covers in bright, fine condition. *OCLC* locates only 3 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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