London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1822. Octavo. Item #029013
2nd edition, improved. 393 pages, plus index. Embellished with sixty-nine engravings, expressive of the various passions, and representing the modern costume of the London theatre. As Donald Mullin noted in his article on Methods and Manners of Traditional Acting, the important anthologies of Bell and Mrs. Inchbald each have a cut before the Play but it is Siddons that helps the director or actor to see what was intended. Bound in full tan polished calf triple ruled in gilt raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, double green morocco spine labels gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles. A good copy. (previous owner had glued both split joints).