N°I, from original drawings. Drawn on stone by E.F. Lambert. London; Published by W. Sheldrick at his lithographic press. N°3, Ball Alley, Lombard street.; 1823; price 12shill. 37x30cm, 8p. text, 4 hand-colored plates: 1. Mr. Kean as Othello. Iago. O. Beware, my Lord, of jealousy,- 2. Mr. Liston as Apollo Belvi in Killing no Murder. 3. Mr. Cooper as Edgar. There could I have him now, - and there, - and there. – 4. Mifs. Stephens as Lucy Bertram in Guy Mannering.
First fascicule of a ‘showbiz’ magazine in the UK in 1823. Ref.2
4 hand-colored lithographs of actors, each followed by 2 pages of biography in the original covers and bound with a Japanese stitch. The cover has moisture stains, light spotting and residual traces from a label. Uncut, inside good with darkening on the edges, the plates have come loose. See pictures.
- E.F. Lambert (active 1790-1846), printmaker and draughtsman (National Portret Gallery)
pl.1 Edmund Kean (in Shakespeare) * Ref.1: p.9, n°29 * Coll. Victoria and Albert Museum
pl.2 Liston (in Theodore Hook) *Ref.1: p.12 n°49 * Coll. Royal Collection Trust
pl.3 Mr. Cooper (in Shakespeare) *Ref.1: p.9 n°30 * Coll. National Portret Gallery n°: NPG D34113
pl.4 Miss Stephens (in Walter Scott) * Ref.1: p.12 n°48 * Coll. The Britisch Museum