Kelly, Michael. Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, of the King's Theatre, and Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Including a Period of Nearly Half a Century; with Original Anecdotes of Many Distinguished Persons, Political, Literary, and Musical [2 volumes].
Publisher: Henry Colburn, London;
Date of Publication: 1826
Stock Code: 5659
SECOND EDITION, First Printing. Two volume complete set, separately paginated. 12mo, pp xvi, 349, ; xii, 367, . Portrait frontispiece engraved by H Meyer from a drawing by A Wivell, dated 1825. Half tan calf with marbled boards; gilt decoration to spine, leather labels with gilt titles, and blind tooling. All edges sprinkled red. Light wear to corners and edges; small loss to edge of lower board Vol I & upper board Vol II. Foxing, mainly to frontispiece and margins; some offsetting to title page. Contemporary ownership inscription of Emma Doyle to each title page; creasing to upper corners Vol II from p 345 (text unaffected). Overall a very good copy.
Memoirs of the Irish international singer and theatre manager (1762-1826), the principal tenor in England of his day and friend of Mozart and Richard Brinsley Sheridan.