Philadelphia: Peterson, 1854. First. paperback. Frontispiece portrait. 254 pages, slim 12mo, original pictorial wrapper (spine chipped and reinforced with clear tape, otherwise a very good clean copy). Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, (1854). First Edition. Scarce. very good(+).
A very important figure in the development of the American theater. Solomon Franklin Smith founded "the first genuine theatre west of the Mississippi in 1937 in St. Louis" (ANB). He traveled and played extensively in the South, including Alabama, Georgia and Louisianna. Clark III: 240; Howes S671; Sabin 84240.