A CHRONICLE OF THE ST. JAMES'S THEATRE FROM ITS ORIGIN IN 1835.

A CHRONICLE OF THE ST. JAMES'S THEATRE FROM ITS ORIGIN IN 1835.

(Guild of Women-Binders).
  • (London, England: Guild of Women-Binders), n.d., but circa 1900.
  • 12mo.
  • cloth, front cover silver-stamped
  • 87+(1) pages

Price: $110.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 134044

First edition, limited to roughly 3,000 copies (Tidcombe, p. 126). Cover title: A Souvenir of the St. James's Theatre. Attributed to the Guild of Women-Binders, organized in May 1898 by London bookseller Frank Karslake more as a business venture than as a guild in the traditional sense of that word. He abandoned this effort in 1904. This work traces the history of St. James's Theatre from its organization to circa 1900. See Marianne Tidcombe, Women Bookbinders 1880-1920 (New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1996), 115-130. :List of illustrations. Frontispiece, black and white illustrations follow text. Covers very lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges. Toning to the endpapers. Lacks narrow tip in mentioning production by Guild of Women-Binders.