PLAYERS OF THE DAY Newnes 1st/1st 1900 Tipped-in Colored Plates THEATER, RARE
The Players of the Day: A Series of Portraits in Colour of Theatrical Celebrities of the Present Time — George Newnes Limited, First Edition First, Circa 1900 — VERY RARE
Publisher: George Newnes Limited. London Circa 1900
VERY RARE! A gorgeous book, FOLIO (14-1/8" x 10-3/8"), and a wonderful compendium of English theatrical celebrities through biography and 48 colored tipped-in plate portraits of the late Victorian period. All present hand-colored plates are crisp, clean and in excellent condition. The binding is tight. The front board is loose towards the spine's head along with cloth separation and soiling / discoloration. Three plates are missing (please see below for specifics). First blank page has a crease running the length of the page. The title page and second to last page have light foxing. The title page and second page have two very small holes near the spine. A wonderful and scarce book documenting the most notable actors and actresses of late Victorian period through textual description and colored tipped-in portraits.
Contents include images and descriptions of: Mme. Sarah Bernhardt in "Iseyl" Miss Maud Jeffries in "The Sacrament of Judas" Mr. Seymour Hicks in "Quality Street" ...and MANY more! 48 plates in total (with only 3 missing: Edmund Payne, Huntley Wright, and Connie Ediss)