London: The Shakespeare Society, 1844.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9" X 5 7/8". xlvii, 136pp. Faded mauve embossed cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Heavy edgewear, sunning, scattered rubbing, and mild soiling to cloth. Corners bumped and rubbed to boards. Chipping to spine, with pieces of cloth missing or flaking away. Bottom of spine laid in. Front board very tender. Bookseller notations to front endpapers, previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Text block remains sound and complete. Richard Tarlton was an actor and comedian of the Elizabethan era, the most famous clown of his day. who helped in paving the way for the Shakespearean stage, as his comic doggerel verse, popularly known as "Tarltons," helped to transition Elizabethan theater into a form of public entertainment. Poor. Item #1755