|Publisher||Crown Publishers, Inc.|
Crown Publishers, 1941. Over 5,000 photographs of legendary performers and performances of the American stage. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt spine lettering. A History of the Theater, with hundreds of illustrations from photographs, playbills, contemporary prints, etc. by George Freedley and John A. Reeves. From the beginnings of theater in Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Italy to England, Legendary East, France, Decorative 18th Century Italy, Northern and Eastern Europe, America's Age of Actors, Romanticism and Naturalism to the Fall of Paris, Golden Age of Russia, America Takes its Place, and much more. Book in good condition, pages very clean, covers/spine show some wear and tear. overall a great collectible antique edition.