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  M & S Library Number: 6706

    (THEATRE.). BLAKE, CHARLES. An Historical Account of the Providence Stage; Being a Paper Read Before the Rhode Island Historical Society, October 25th, 1860. Providence, R.I: George H. Whitney, 1868. 1st ed. 8vo. 297 pp. Orig. cloth, some rubbing & light wear to extremities. Inner hinges loosened a bit, text fine. Very scarce. $225.00


    An attractive production, title printed in red and black, limited to two hundred copies. This copy is enhanced by the addition of a carte-de-visite of the author, mounted as a frontispiece, and two contemporary (1850 & 1862) playbills which have been tipped-in. Some later ephemera has been tipped to the endpapers or laid in, including an obituary notice of the author which contains the following pencilled note: "Written in imitation of the obituary notices by E. H. Hazard in the [Providence] Journal by Mr. Blake himself." A unique copy of an important source. Sabin 5764.


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