Theater Souvenirs (1899-1902): A bound collection of approximately twenty printed theater souvenirs, most printed by R.H. Russell in New York, c. 1899-1902, featuring large photographs and sketches of actors in the studio, in character, and on the stage, bound together in contemporary green pebbled morocco and textured cloth boards, scratched and rubbed, 9 x 12 in.
Actors include: Viola Allen, Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Olga Nethersole, Blanche Bates, Julia Marlowe, Mary Mannering, William Gillette, Julia Arthur, John Drew, Annie Russell, Amelia Bingham, Alice Nielsen, and others.
Together with: Winter's Ada Rehan: a Study, New York, 1891, one of 113 copies, illustrated, presentation copy inscribed by theater producer Augustin Daly (1838-1899) to playwright Charles Montgomery Skinner (1852-1907), with Skinner's bookplate, bound in gray Japanese fabric block-printing in blue, lacking the ribbon, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (2)
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