Memoirs of J. Decastro, Comedian

DECASTRO ,J.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Sherwood, Jones
Date Published: 1824

Description: Including Anecdotes of Various Eminently Distinguished Characters...Accompanied by an Analysis of the Life of the Late Philip Astley,... with many of his Managerial Peculiarities; also A History of the Royal Circus...Likewise Scarce Theatrical Advertisements, from Garrick's First Attempt in Goodman's Fields...to which will be added The Origin of Poetry, &c. Frontispiece portrait and fold-out publicity plate (mended on the verso. 8vo, old calf backed marbled boards. London: Sherwood, Jones, 1824. First Edition.

Comments: Jacob Decastro, b. 1758 of Portuguese-Jewish descent, was a London comedian. He engaged with Philip Astley at the latter's "Ampitheatre & Ambigu-Comique" and was chief of a small body of performers who were colloquially spoken of as `Astley's Jews'.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 212558


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