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    Pierce Egan. The Life of an Actor. London: C. S. Arnold, 1825. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition. Tall octavo. xvi, 272 pages. Many hand-colored aquatint plates by Theodore Lane; woodcuts by John Thompson. Color frontispiece. "Poetical descriptions" by T. Greenwood.

    Half bound gilt calf over marbled boards. Gilt-stamped leather label to spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Leather worn along edges. Stain to top corner of back board. Minor foxing and offsetting surrounding plates. Very good.

    Pierce Egan (1772-1849) was an English sportswriter and a journalist who frequently wrote on popular culture. This book is rather floridly dedicated to Edmund Kean. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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