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The book of drawing-room plays and evening amusements : a comprehensive manual of in-door recreation. Including all kinds of acting charades, mute, comic, poetic, fairy, dramatic, historic, and classic ; proverbs, burlesques, and extravaganzas ; comprising novel and original ideas ; numerous skeleton plots and dialogues, descriptions of continental court tableaux hitherto unnoticed in this country ; intellectual, active, catch and trick games ; forfeits, board-games, puzzles, and parlour magic. The whole interspersed with practical directions concerning costume, and hints on management and accessories. Preview this item
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The book of drawing-room plays and evening amusements : a comprehensive manual of in-door recreation. Including all kinds of acting charades, mute, comic, poetic, fairy, dramatic, historic, and classic ; proverbs, burlesques, and extravaganzas ; comprising novel and original ideas ; numerous skeleton plots and dialogues, descriptions of continental court tableaux hitherto unnoticed in this country ; intellectual, active, catch and trick games ; forfeits, board-games, puzzles, and parlour magic. The whole interspersed with practical directions concerning costume, and hints on management and accessories.

Author: Henry Dalton; Edward Henry Corbould; George Du Maurier
Publisher: London : James Hogg & Sons. : Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street., [1861]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Dalton; Edward Henry Corbould; George Du Maurier
OCLC Number: 28812054
Notes: Printer taken from verso of t.p.
Date of publication taken from Toole-Stott.
Signatures: [A]⁶ B-2F⁸.
[4] p. of publisher's advertisements inserted at end.
Bound in embossed purple cloth. Gilt edged. Gold stamping on front cover and spine.
Description: ix, [3], 448 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: by Henry Dalton. ; With scenic illustrations by E.H. Corbould and G. Du Maurier, and upwards of one hundred and thirty diagrams on wood. ; Accompanied by a copious index.

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