The Miniature Picture; A Comedy, in Three Acts: Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. Elizabeth Craven.
The Miniature Picture; A Comedy, in Three Acts: Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane

The Miniature Picture; A Comedy, in Three Acts: Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane

London: Printed for G. Riley, Bookseller, at the City Circulating Library, St. Paul's-Church-Yard, 1781. First Edition. 8vo. 3 preliminary leaves, [v]-viii, [2], [9]-87, [1 Publisher advertisement] pp. Contemporary calf, neatly re-backed; five raised bands & gilt lettered red leather label on spine. Early bookseller label at rear states "A fine four-page prologue by [Richard Brinsley] Sheridan to this play by Lady Craven, Afterwards the Margravine of Anspach." Rubbing to boards and edges; a very good copy. Item #21307

"As Lady Craven in the late eighteenth century, she wrote plays in many genres (from comedy, tragedy, and farce, through pastoral to opera and pantomime), as well as poetry and an unusual novel. Some of this work was published; many of the plays were performed in private theatres, and a few publicly. After she had crossed the frontier of respectability and lived with her second husband, a foreign nobleman, before marrying him, she published collections of travel letters and a supplementary memoir."

Price: $150.00

See all items in Literature & Poetry
See all items by