Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards; rubbed corners with breaks light to spine edges and tips; Bindings very tight with fine hinges, foxing scattered to toned pages heavier to fist and last pages; some spots top text block near spine.
Based on the comedic and dramatic actress Margaret " Peg " Woffington ( 1714 - 1769 ) the English actress who played Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera at age 10, played Ophelia, etc. and her life.
The book written after the success of Charles Reade's play " Masks and Faces ", about the life of Peg Woffington. Written by Dramatist and author Charles Reade ( 1814 - 1884 ).>br>Charles Reade
was said to have an eye for scene, situation and dialogue, a very popular and prolific author of his times. Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and it was his own wish that the word "dramatist" should stand first in the description of his occupations on his tombstone.