BOADEN’S MEMOIRS OF MRS. SIDDONS, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED
BOADEN, James. Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons. London, 1827. Two volumes.
First edition of Boaden’s biography of one of the late 18th-century English stage’s premiere tragic actresses, with frontispiece portrait and extra-illustrated with 56 additional engraved portraits of her and her contemporaries, many hand-colored. Handsomely bound in full morocco with fine morocco-gilt doublures by Taffin. $1650.