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The Resource The life of an actor, by Pierce Egan ; the poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood ; embellished with twenty-seven characteristic scenes etched by Theodore Lane ; enriched also with several original designs of wood, exectued by Mr. Thompson

The life of an actor, by Pierce Egan ; the poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood ; embellished with twenty-seven characteristic scenes etched by Theodore Lane ; enriched also with several original designs of wood, exectued by Mr. Thompson

Label
The life of an actor
Title
The life of an actor
Statement of responsibility
by Pierce Egan ; the poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood ; embellished with twenty-seven characteristic scenes etched by Theodore Lane ; enriched also with several original designs of wood, exectued by Mr. Thompson
Title variation
Life of an actor, Peregrine Proteus
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Former owner
Illustrator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fictional account of an actor's life at the beginning of the 19th century
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • pages 118-119
  • page 74
  • no. 195
Citation source
  • Slater, J.H. Early editions
  • Slater, J.H. Illustrated sporting books
  • Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790 to 1860
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2095
LC item number
.E4 1825
Literary form
fiction
Label
The life of an actor, by Pierce Egan ; the poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood ; embellished with twenty-seven characteristic scenes etched by Theodore Lane ; enriched also with several original designs of wood, exectued by Mr. Thompson
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Manufacture
Note
  • "Dedicated to Edmund Kean, Esq."
  • Title vignette
  • The 27 color aquatints were drawn and engraved by Theodore Lane
  • Text illustrated with wood-engravings by John Thompson
  • Issued in illustrated stiff wrappers printed in black; cover title reads "The life of an actor, Peregrine Proteus: illustrated by twenty-seven coloured scenes, representing the vicissitudes of the stage. By Pierce Egan....original poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood, Esq. The designs by Theodore Lane; and the wood cuts by Mr. Thompson."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, [27] leaves of plates
Lccn
11017607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: original illustrated wrappers preserved and bound in at the back; signed binding of red morocco boards, with binder's stamp "Bound by F. Bedford" on lower turn-in of upper board; triple gilt fillets; ornate gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Life of an actor. Pierce Egan. 1825;" inner gilt dentelles; dark green coated endpapers; top edges gilt; Color illustrated bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding on front pastedown, featuring a horse and rider and an open book, printed in black, white, and turquoise. From the library of Doris and Jules Stein, 2017.
Other physical details
color illustrations (color aquatints)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05293390
  • ucoclc5293390
Label
The life of an actor, by Pierce Egan ; the poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood ; embellished with twenty-seven characteristic scenes etched by Theodore Lane ; enriched also with several original designs of wood, exectued by Mr. Thompson
Publication
Manufacture
Note
  • "Dedicated to Edmund Kean, Esq."
  • Title vignette
  • The 27 color aquatints were drawn and engraved by Theodore Lane
  • Text illustrated with wood-engravings by John Thompson
  • Issued in illustrated stiff wrappers printed in black; cover title reads "The life of an actor, Peregrine Proteus: illustrated by twenty-seven coloured scenes, representing the vicissitudes of the stage. By Pierce Egan....original poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood, Esq. The designs by Theodore Lane; and the wood cuts by Mr. Thompson."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, [27] leaves of plates
Lccn
11017607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: original illustrated wrappers preserved and bound in at the back; signed binding of red morocco boards, with binder's stamp "Bound by F. Bedford" on lower turn-in of upper board; triple gilt fillets; ornate gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Life of an actor. Pierce Egan. 1825;" inner gilt dentelles; dark green coated endpapers; top edges gilt; Color illustrated bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding on front pastedown, featuring a horse and rider and an open book, printed in black, white, and turquoise. From the library of Doris and Jules Stein, 2017.
Other physical details
color illustrations (color aquatints)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05293390
  • ucoclc5293390

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