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POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES in WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London, A New Grand Old English Pantomime. With booklet
London, B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1880.. Circa 1880, approximately 172 x 215 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches, 28 hand coloured sheets as required: 8 plates of characters, 13 plates of scenes, 3 plates of tricks and 4 wings, plus original booklet with play and stage directions: 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. The plates of Characters, the plates of Scenes, plate 1 of Tricks and plate 6 of Wings are mounted at the corners on sheets of grey art paper, the first sheet calls for Wings No. 6, 10, 28 and 30, this set contains No. 3, 6, 9 and 10. Character plate 1 a little spotted and with a couple of pale stains to background, small pale mark to 1 or 2 corners of plates due to glue, faint pink water colour smudge to a couple of plates,1 or 2 pale fox spots to margins of a couple of plates, very small old paper repair to reverse of top corner of Tricks plate 3, crease across lower left corner of Wings 9 and 10, upper cover of booklet wrinkled, signs on lower cover next to spine that booklet had been pasted into album at some time, no loss of text, contents very nice. A very good plus complete set of sheets and with rare booklet. This pantomime was first performed in 1814 at Covent Garden and a juvenile drama version of it was issued by West, Green and Redington before Pollock acquired his business from Redington in 1876. 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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