[n. p.]: 1852. 1st printing. Single sheet of silk, with lace embroidered edge trimming. 10-1/4" x 5-1/2". Housed in simple light brown wooden frame [12" x 7-1/2"]. "Gimbel Brothers" framing ticket to verso. Modest wear & rubs to frame. Mount with stain to lower left corner [not affecting programme]. Programme shows some soiling, aging, a vertical crease at top left & faint fold lines. Still, generally Very Good [not examined out of the frame]. Item #46898
"Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy is an 1839 historical play by the British writer Edward Bulwer-Lytton. It portrays the life of the Seventeenth Century French statesmen Cardinal Richelieu. The play has become best known for its line "The pen is mightier than the sword", spoken by the Cardinal in Act II, Scene II." [wiki]
The Sable Brothers a minstrel troupe of the day, though we find no current record of Mrs Ray, not any record of this benefit performance, much less whether or not this benefit, did in fact, financially benefited it's lady star.
No copies found on OCLC.
A Rare survivor.