• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    [POE FAMILY--Eliza Arnold POE and David POE, Jr.]. Six printed play texts in which Eliza or David Poe are listed among the cast, comprises:

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    [POE FAMILY--Eliza Arnold POE and David POE, Jr.]. Six printed play texts in which Eliza or David Poe are listed among the cast, comprises:
    LILLO, George. George Barnwell, a Tragedy...as performed at the Theatres, Drury-Land and Boston. Boston: John West, 1807. David Poe appears among the Boston cast in the title role in the dramatis personae. -- KELLY, Hugh. False Delicacy. A Comedy...as is is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. Boston: Russell and Cutler, 1809. "Mrs. Poe" is listed in the role of Miss Marchmont. -- COLMAN, George, the younger. Feudal Times; or the Banquet Gallery: a Drama, in two acts. Boston: Oliver C. Greenleaf, 1809. "Mrs. Poe" is listed in the role of Rachael. -- DIMOND, William. The Foundling of the Forest, a Play, in three acts. New York: David Longworth, 1809. Stitched as issued (lower corner title-page torn away). Provenance: Mary D. Smith, actress and friend of Poe's mother (signature). "Mrs. Poe" appears in the New York cast in the role of Rosabelle. -- SHAKESPEARE, William. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; a Tragedy, in five acts. New York: D. Longworth, Nov. 1810. "Mrs. Poe" is listed among the New York cast in the role of Ophelia. -- O'KEEFE, John. The Agreeable Surprise: a Comic Opera, in two acts...as performed at the New-York Theatre. New York, Feb. 1811. Together 6 volumes, 12o, all but one bound uniformly in modern half mottled calf, gilt-lettered red morocco spine labels. (6)


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