A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages -59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances, playwrights, and art patrons, followed by cropped impressions, mounted, of the twenty-seven hand-colored plates that accompanied with Pierce Egan’s 1825 The life of an actor and on the final four leaves the nine small, black and white vignettes, also of theatrical scenes also from Egan’s Life of an actor. Lane was an English painter and engraver, who excelled at comic illustration. Also bound in at the front is an autograph letter from Egan dated 15 June 1832 to Mr. Elliott.
- Author: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849.
- Title: Memoirs of Theodore Lane : printed text and manuscript / by Pierce Egan.
- Production: England, circa 1825?
Quarto 56 Eg13 832m
Acquired June 2020