Matthew's Theatrical Budget or, the Actor's Multum in Parvo
Ref. 100016 Edition. Possible First Edition
Illustrated By: George Cruikshank
Published By: Hodgson & Co Circa 1820s (London)
Title page continues: 'Containing all the whim, frolic, and eccentricity in his Mail Coach Adventures, with popular introductory songs, likewise a store of whit from his Trip to Paris, and many musical treats attached to the same. His highly approved Travels in Air, on Earth, and in Water, with a number of appropriate songs. Also, a choice collection of Humorous Songs, attributed to Mr Charles Matthews.' Hardback book in original cloth binding which is patterned all over. Endpapers are new and the title page is missing (copy provided by facsimile). Beautiful illustrated frontispiece by Cruikshank that folds out. Pages age-toned and worn to edges but clean. Shelf wear to boards and wear and rubbing to spine. Overall good condition. 216 pp. This is a very scarce copy the like of which has not been seen since the 1950s. Unique and very special.
Book Condition: Good