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Book Number 2209 
Author Pierce Egan 
Title The Life of an Actor 
Date 1892 
Publisher Pickering and Chatto 
Place of Publication London 
Edition later edition 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary full decorative gilt marbled calf with geometrical designed gilt tooled boarder, spine with 6 densly gilt compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two and four, all edges gilt, marbled paste down and free end papers. 
Illustration 27 handcoloured aquatint plates including the frontis, title in red and black and a printer’s device of an anchor is present. 
Size 8vo 
Condition Excellent condition. 
Pagination P. half-title, printer’s note, blank, frontis, title, printer’s imprint, iii-xvi, 1-257. 
Translation Info  
Notes “This amusing work, written by the author of the celebrated ‘Life in London,’ was first published in 1825. As it has been out of print a number of years – for it is one of the few of Pierce Egan’s books not reprinted – we have been tempted to re-issue it in a similar form to the original edition, with all the numerous illustrations faithfully facsimiled and coloured by hand.” (Printer’s Note) 
Price (US$) 750  
Short Description Book Performing Arts 
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