[John Philip Kemble] James Boaden. Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq., Including A History of the Stage, From the Time of Garrick to the Present Period. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, 1825. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. xl, 477; 595 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece.

    Full polished calf with gilt-stamped red and green morocco labels and raised bands. Lavish gilt decorations to spine and gilt borders to edges; blind-tooled turn-ins. Marbled endpapers and edges. Minor wear to spines. Offsetting to title page from frontispiece, and minor foxing to blank pages surrounding endpapers. Bookplates in both volumes. Internally very bright. A very good set.

    John Philip Kemble (1757-1823) was an acclaimed actor who went on to manage London's Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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