THEATRE. Celebrities of the Stage. Edited by Boyle Lawrence. George Newnes. 1899-1900.
Folio, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. With colour portraits of 49 actors and actresses. A little rubbing to cloth otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. This copy belonged to a certain Charles J. Davies and 33 of the portraits are signed or inscribed by the sitters to him. Those who have inscribed the book include Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, J. Forbes Robertson, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Wilson Barrett and Robert Taber.
There is a short biography of each actor to compliment their portrait.