An apology for the life of Colley Cibber written by himself. A new edition with notes and supplement by Robert W. Lowe. With twenty-six original mezzotint portraits ... and eighteen etchings...

London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. Edition limited to 510 numbered copies (this no. 163), 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. lxxi, [1], 337, [1]; vi, [2], 416, [1]; original brown morocco-backed terracotta cloth, gilt coat of arms on covers, gilt-lettered direct on spine, t.e.g., other uncut; small chip out from the top of spine on vol. II, else very good and sound. Handsomely printed at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham and Co. Bookplate of the Signet Society, Edinburgh. First published in 1740, this new edition, with mezzotints, all original, by R. B. Parkes and etchings by Adolphe Lalauze is "interspersed with characters and anecdotes of his theatrical contemporaries, the whole forming a complete history of the stage for the space of forty years" Item #28326

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