An Historical View of the Irish Stage (1788-1794)

Author: Robert Hitchcock

Book ID: 67888

Price: 350.00

An Historical View of the Irish Stage. From the Earliest Period down to the close of the Season 1788. Interspersed with Theatrical Anecdotes, and an Occasional Review of the Irish Dramatic Authors and Actors. In Two Volumes. Dublin : Printed by R. Marchbank, 1788; Volume Two : Printed by William Folds, 1794. First Edition. Two volumes in one: Pp, [30], 315; (16), 263. Ex library copy with neat stamps, bound in half-calf cloth boards. corners of pp211-220with neat tears, otherwise a nice bright copy.

Ownership name of W.H. Grattan Flood, renowned musicologist and historian, to front endpaper. With extensive marginal notes in a neat hand throughout the text, possible by Grattan.

Regarded as the best contemporary account of its subject, the title-page statement notwithstanding, the narrative does not extend beyond 1774. Though well represented in ESTC it is very uncommon in commerce. 

The author explains the long delay in publishing volume two in his preface. 


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