An APOLOGY For The LIFE Of MR. COLLEY CIBBER, Comedian and Patentee of the Theatre Royal. Written by Himself; and Interspersed with Characters and Antedotes of his Theatrical Cotemporaries;; The Whole Forming a Complete History of the Stage for the Space of Forty Years. With Many Critical and Explanatory Notices; by Edmund Bellchambers. Colley . Bellchambers Cibber, Edmund -, William John Arthur Charles James Contributor. Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland - Fprmer Owner, 1671 - 1757, 1857 – 1943.
An APOLOGY For The LIFE Of MR. COLLEY CIBBER, Comedian and Patentee of the Theatre Royal. Written by Himself; and Interspersed with Characters and Antedotes of his Theatrical Cotemporaries;; The Whole Forming a Complete History of the Stage for the Space of Forty Years. With Many Critical and Explanatory Notices; by Edmund Bellchambers.

An APOLOGY For The LIFE Of MR. COLLEY CIBBER, Comedian and Patentee of the Theatre Royal. Written by Himself; and Interspersed with Characters and Antedotes of his Theatrical Cotemporaries;; The Whole Forming a Complete History of the Stage for the Space of Forty Years. With Many Critical and Explanatory Notices; by Edmund Bellchambers.

London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1822. 1st edition thus, being a New Edition. xxiii, [1 (blank)], 514, vii, [1] pp. 7 page index at rear. Frontispiece. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-1/2". Later 19th C. brown buckram cloth binding with black leather title label to spine. TEG. Average wear. Bookplate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland. Bit of foxing to preliminary & terminal leaves. Very Good. Item #4497.1

Cibber a renown English actor and dramatist, with this autobiographical work highly regarding primarily for its accuracy in recounting the theatrical life in the first half of the 18th C.

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