GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ~ An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian, and late patentee of the Theatre-Royal, written by Himself.
Two volumes. No. 30 of 450 copies. Initial letters by Eric Gill. Printed in Caslon Old Face on Antique de luxe paper. 8vo., original white buckram backed buff paper covered boards. Spines slightly dusty, edges a little darkened, otherwise a very good set.
The 1740 colourful memoir of the British actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate Colley Cibber (1671-1757). He had great comical success but was considered brash and tasteless by his contemporaries and was the target of Alexander Pope’s satire The Dunciad.