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COOKE, William (ca. 1740--1824)
Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq. With a collection of his genuine bon-mots, anecdotes, opinions, &c. mostly original. And three of his dramatic pieces, not published in his works. In three volumes. ... By William Cooke, Esq.
London: printed for Richard Phillips, 1805.
3 vols ; 16.6 cm. (8º)
I: xii, 240 p., engr. frontis. port.
II: [2], 224 p.
III: [2], 220 p.

The frontispiece is stipple-engraved by Caroline Watson after a portrait of Samuel Foote by Jean François Colson dated 1769. The previously unpublished pieces in vol. III are 'The Second Act Of The Diversions Of The Morning' as performed at Drury Lane, 1758--9; 'The Trial Of Samuel Foote Esq. For A Libel On Peter Paragraph ...', 1763; and, 'An Occasional Prelude ...', 1767. The author, William Cooke, was a barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple whose biography of the actor Charles Macklin is also in Soane's library (q.v.).

Binding Later C19th half dark green calf, marbled-paper boards, blind roll-tooled borders, gilt double-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels. Bound by George Richmond for 4s. 6d., 20 May 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

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