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The gambler's fate, or, A lapse of twenty years : a drama, in two acts, founded on the popular French play of La vie d'un joueur

Title
The gambler's fate, or, A lapse of twenty years : a drama, in two acts, founded on the popular French play of La vie d'un joueur / by Charles Thompson ; printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by D.--G.
Author
Thompson, Charles.
Publication
London : John Cumberland, 6, Brecknock Place, Camden Town, [1829?]

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v. XVTextRestricted use Arents BIP (Cumberlands 1825) 99-250 v. XVSchwarzman Building - Arents Collection Room 328

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52 p. : ill.; 15 cm.
Series Statement
Cumberland's British theatre ; no. 116
Alternative Title
Lapse of twenty years
Note
  • "To which are added, a description of the costume, cast of the characters, entrances and exits, relative position of the performers on the stage, and the whole of the stage business. As now performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Embellished with a fine engraving, by Mr. Bonner, from a drawing taken in the theatre by Mr. R. Cruikshank."
  • "The French author [i.e. Victor Ducange] has borrowed largely from the tragedy of The gamester [by Edward Moore]"--Remarks, p. 6.
  • Publisher's address on p. [1] of covers: 19, Ludgate Hill. Seven additional publishers on p. [1] of covers, incl. Carey and Lea, Philadelphia, and Murden, New York.
  • Cumberland was at the Ludgate Hill address ca. 1826-1829 and at the Brecknock Place address ca. 1829-1830. Cf. Brown, P.A.H. London publishers and printers, p. 50.
  • "Costume," "Cast of the characters ... 1827" and "Stage directions": p. 7-8.
  • Illustrations: 1 print : wood engraving ; full-page. Signed R. Cruikshank, del., G.W. Bonner, sc.
  • Issued in illustrated light brown paper covers, with series title on front cover.
Call Number
Arents BIP (Cumberlands 1825) 99-250
Author
Thompson, Charles.
Title
The gambler's fate, or, A lapse of twenty years : a drama, in two acts, founded on the popular French play of La vie d'un joueur / by Charles Thompson ; printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by D.--G.
Imprint
London : John Cumberland, 6, Brecknock Place, Camden Town, [1829?]
Series
Cumberland's British theatre ; no. 116
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Daniel, George, 1789-1864.
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.
Bonner, G. W. (George Wilmot), 1796-1836.
Ducange, Victor, 1783-1833. Trente ans.
Moore, Edward, 1712-1757. Gamester.
Added Title
Lapse of twenty years
Research Call Number
Arents BIP (Cumberlands 1825) 99-250
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