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The Life of Edmund Kean

by Cornwall, Barry [Bryan Waller Procter]

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  • Seller Inventory #: 002451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Edward Moxon
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1835

London: Edward Moxon, 1835. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes (xlvii, [1], 216, vii, [1], 280 p.): frontispiece portrait of Edmund Kean, signed Stump and Edwards; 20 cm. 19th-century binding: half red polished calf with brown marbled paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine with title, volume number, and decoration. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers matching boards. Small bookbinder's stamp on vol. 1 free front endpaper verso for Neumann. First edition. This biography of the esteemed English actor Edmund Kean was published not long after his death in 1833. The English first edition is much less common than the American edition by Harper the same year. In Very Good Condition: corners are rubbed; some darkening of the leather in spots; foxing of frontispiece and adjacent leaves (half title and title pages); otherwise only minimal foxing; clean and bright.