Pioneer western playbills. Frank L. Fenton.
Pioneer western playbills
Pioneer western playbills

Pioneer western playbills

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1951. Edition limited to 850 copies, small 4to, 12 numbers in all, each a bifolium with critical commentary, and each with a facsimile playbill laid in; without the publisher's slipcase, else a fine set. Issued as no. 14 in a series of keepsakes issued by the Book Club of California. The series is edited by Frank L. Fenton, professor of English, San Francisco State College, and the accompanying texts are written by various authorities. The facsimiles and folders have been printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy at the Westgate Press, Oakland. Among the performances represented are Lola Montez; the first west coast appearance of Gilbert & Sullivan's H. M. S. Pinafore; the first dramatic presentation in San Francisco, The Wife: A Tale of Mantua; the first American performance of La Boheme; and As You Like It, as performed at the Forrest Theatre, Sacramento; among others. Item #57974

Price: $50.00

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