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REDINGTON'S CHARACTERS AND SCENES in TIMOUR THE TARTAR. With booklet
London, J. Redington, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1870.. Circa 1870, approximately 172 x 220 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches, 19 hand coloured sheets as required: 8 plates of characters, 8 plates of scenes, and 3 wings, plus original booklet printed and published by J. Redington, 208 Hoxton Old Town and sold by J. Webb price fourpence, with play and stage directions: 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 1/8 inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. All plates but the 3 side wings are published by Redington, the Pollock side wings are numbered 2, 13 and 39 (the latter "to suit any play"), whereas the booklet calls for the following numbers: 2, 10 and 19. One or two faint fox spots to margins of 14 plates, spine of booklet lightly stained, not showing inside, lower cover dusty with a few fox spots, a little spotting to margins within. A very good plus complete set of sheets and with the rare booklet. The play by M.G. Lewis was first performed in 1811 at Covent Garden and a juvenile drama version of it was issued by Jameson, West, Hodgson, and others before Redington published his version circa 1870. See Speaight, Appendice B. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
Last Found On: 2013-12-03           Check availability:      Biblio    

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