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KEMBLE, John Philip (1757--1823)
An authentic narrative of Mr. Kemble's retirement from the stage; including farewell address, criticisms, poems, &c. selected from various periodical publications; with an account of the dinner given at the Freemasons' Tavern, June 27, 1817; an alphabetical list of the company present; speeches of Lord Holland, Mr. Kemble; Mr. Campbell's Ode &c. &c. To which is prefixed, an essay, biographical and critical. Embellished with plates.
London: printed for John Miller, 1817.
xxvii, [1], 78 p., [2] fold. pl. ; 20.4 cm. (8º)

Soane was amongst those present at the dinner.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with Shee's Rhymes on art, 1805 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Rhymes Of/ Art/ Kembles/ Retirement', later numbered '30' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 23 June 1829. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.29).

Reference Number 5447


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