Edwin Booth's Prompt Book of Othello by Shakespeare 1881
Edwin Booth (1833-1893) an American actor who toured throughout us and major capitals of Europe performing Shakespeare's plays. Back of book has ad for his American Tour 1881-2. In 1869, founded Booth's Theater NYC. Some Theatrical historians consider him the foremost American Shakesperean actor despite damage done to family name by brother John Wilkes. This is only copy of his Othello prompt book I can find anywhere! A few other prompt books have been identified.
Published by Francis Hart & co, New York, 1881, FIRST EDITION.
Used softcover of 126 pp with paper covers.
Condition: Good, still together despite paper loss along spine. No marks but previous owner name in frontise ( see picture).
Price for one of a kind-$95.