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Arnault, A.-V (Antoine-Vincent), 1766-1834.
Souvenirs et les regrets du vieil amateur dramatique.
Paris, A. Leclere, 1861
|All Authors / Contributors:||
A -V Arnault; Jean-Louis Fesch; Whirsker; Alphonse Leclère; Charles Lahure
|Notes:||First edition, published 1829 by Charles Froment, included only 36 engravings. Some of the plates were published earlier in Whirsker's Métamorphoses de Melpomène et de Thalie.
Contains 49 hand-colored engraved plates of full-length portraits of contemporary French actors in costume, comprising the 36 illustrations of the original 1829 edition, and 13 additional illustrations; "Indication du placement des gravures" (pages 217-219) lists only 36 plates.
All but three of the illustrations include name of the actor or actress, the role that he or she made famous, a line of dialogue from the play associated with that role, and the title of the play with act and scene numbers.
Errata: page 216.
|Description:||viii, 219,  pages,  leaves of plates : hand-colored illustrations (engravings) ; 20 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Lettres d'un oncle à son neveu sur l'ancien théâtre français|