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A Theatrical Trip for a Wager! Through Canada and the United States. London: Charles Dudley, 1861
London: Charles Dudley, 1861. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Octavo. 3 p.l.,[3]-59, 59*-62*, 60-140 pp. 1 tinted lithographed frontis portrait, 3 coloured lithographed plates. One colored plate is of an iceberg by moonlight, one of Newport beach and fashionable swimmers, and the last of his dog. Original blue cloth over boards. Gilt designs to front board. Paper title label to spine. Bumping to corners. Fraying to head and foot of spine. First edition. Book label from previous owner on front pastedown. Overall in good condition. Information on Montreal, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit, Quebec, New York, etc., A funny, acerbic account of a tour through Canada and the United States on a wager that the author could not survive purely on the proceeds of an amateur theatrical troupe he was to form. A humorous account of the author's tour giving theatrical entertainments mainly in the towns of Canada East and West in 1859-60, on a wager that he could pay his way with his talents. Rhys traveled through Quebec, Montreal, Kingston, Cobourg, Peterborough, Toronto, Belleville, and Niagara in Canada, and through Baltimore, Detroit, New York, and Rhode Island in the United States. One of the tinted plates shows bathers at Newport Beach, Rhode Island, while the colored plate shows an iceberg by moonlight. Rhys performed under the stage name, "Morton Price." TPL 4001: "A humorous account of the author's tour giving theatrical entertainments mainly in the towns of Canada east and west in 1859-60, on a wager that he could pay his way with his talents." Lande S124. Sabin 70773. Gagnon I # 3013, Low, Arnott & Robinson 3429. Howes R245, calls for 5 plates.
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