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    Rare Prompt Book, The Octoroon; or, Life in Louisiana . . . in Five Acts, by Dion Boucicault. "Printed, not published"; no place or date; original blue wraps with printed title, sewn; creased, somewhat frayed and worn, especially along right side. A spurious pencil signature "J. Wilkes Booth" appears at the top of the title page, but nevertheless, this is a rare printing of one of the best-known plays of the Civil War era; it is mentioned on the Ford's Theatre playbills of 14 April 1865, since it was due to be performed there the very next evening for the benefit of Jeanie Gourlay. Fragile; front and back covers are chipped along the fore-edge. Pages are toned; near good.

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    November, 2008
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