Stephen Ferguson – Notabilia: PT Barnum receives The Philosopher’s Stone

Tom Taylor The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, Title Page Cover (foto Princeton University)

Notabilia: PT Barnum receives The Philosopher’s Stone

An in progress registry of provenance, bindings, annotations, and other evidence for book history from the rare book collections at Princeton

Tom Taylor - The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, PT detail (foto Princeton University)

Tom Taylor The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, PT detail (foto Princeton University)

Upper cover is folded toward the front, in order to be used for mail­ing this copy to a recip­i­ent; it has been addressed in ink ”PT Bar­num Esquire. Amer­i­can Museum New York,” below the address are the words ”By Steam Liv­er­pool June 1 (the year 1850 is writ­ten in graphite beside the num­ber 1).
In the cor­ner of the folded sheet is the book­sellers’ label of TH Lacy, used as the return address. At an unknown time, someone removed the postage stamp at right.

In addi­tion, this copy has two marks of own­er­ship on the Title Page the ink stamp of the William Sey­mour The­atre Col­lec­tion and A note in graphite, which reads ”Very good of the kind, but not of our class.” It is not known whether the note was writ­ten by Barnum him­self.

Tom Taylor - The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, Title Page (foto Princeton University)

Tom Taylor The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, Title Page Cover (foto Princeton University)

Taylor, Tom, 1817 1880.
The philosopher’s stone: an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comicalby the author of Diogenes, The vicar of Wakefield, & c., & c.
London, TH Lacy, 17, Wellington Street, Strand [between 1849 and 1857]
Call number (THX) TC023 Box 156a

Tom Taylor - The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, Label (foto Princeton University)

Tom Taylor The philosopher’s stone, an entirely new and original satirical and politico economical Whitsun morality, extremely serious and very comical, Label (foto Princeton University)

Series Lacy’s acting edition 14
Notes Libretto only.
TH Lacy was located at 17 Wellington Street, Strand from 1849 until 1857. In 1857 he moved to larger premises at 89 Strand. Cf. Oxford dictionary of national biography.
First produced at the New Strand Theatre, Monday, May 20th, 1850 TP verso.
Includes titles of airs (popular and borrowed) to be sung.
Includes cast list.

Text supplied by rare book cataloger Scott Carlisle.

Notabilia, June 12, 2012

https://blogs.Princeton.edu/notabilia/2012/06/12/PTBarnum-receives-Thephilosophersstone/

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