Recollections And Reflections..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt with blind stamped decorative borders. Deckled edges. Spine and top of boards sunned and some wear to extremities but otherwise a good copy.
Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, Limited.,
By james robinson planché. somerset herald and dramatic author. a professional autobiography. new and revised edition.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xxiii + [i] + 464 pp.
Illustrated by frontispiece and by 10 drawings in text, including 9 full page. Decorated with head and tailpiece vignettes.
Expanded from articles which appeared in the London Society Monthly Magazine, April to October 1871 and first published in book form in 1872. Planché (1796-1880) was a playwright and herald who lived in London and for a while in East Kent, his residence leading to the publication of A Corner of Kent - A Parochial History of Ash-next-Sandwich in 1864. He was appointed Rouge Croix pursuivant at the College of Arms in 1854 and Somerset Herald in 1866. Planché is chiefly remembered now for his theatrical achievements: ' his record of achievement in the course of a long and varied working life on the London stage, his decisive contribution to the evolution of scenic presentation, and his influence on the changing form of English pantomime, not to mention the impetus he gave to burlesque (most conspicuously in the work of W. S. Gilbert), assures him a permanent place in the history of theatre practice, regardless of the fate of his plays' (DNB).
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