The Works of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1873)
Book ID: 67368
The Works of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan. With a Memoir by James P. Brown, containing extracts from the life by Thomas Moore. London Bickers, 1873. Pages, 572. A Fine copy bound by bayntun riviere bindery in half calf, with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine.
This copy is ex libris Yehudi & Dianan Menuhin.
Dublin born Richard Brinsley Sheridan is famed for his nimble and witty comedies of manners, the most famous of which is ‘The School for Scandal.’ He lost his fortune in 1809 when, as part owner of the Drury Lane Theatre in London, he famously stood outside the theatre and watched it burn while drinking a glass of wine. He is supposed to have remarked ‘A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside’.
Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was an American-born British violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. He is widely considered one of the great violinists of the 20th century.