New York : S. French ; London : S. French, 1890. Hardback. Item #37366
Period boards with original Paper Wrappers on Cover. 8vo. 44 pages ; 20 cm. Later edition of Singerman 1786. From the Series: French's Standard Drama. The Acting Edition ; no. 398. “John Augustin Daly (1838 –1899) was one of the most influential men in American theatre during his lifetime. Drama critic, theatre manager, playwright, and adapter, he became the first recognized stage director in America. He exercised a fierce and tyrannical control over all aspects of his productions. His rules of conduct for actors and actresses imposed heavy fines for late appearances and forgotten lines and earned him the title ‘the autocrat of the stage… His play Leah the Forsaken, adapted from “The Deborah” (by) Hermann Salomon Mosenthal, was a star vehicle for Margaret Mather. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This is the last edition of “Leah, the Forsaken” published during Daly’s lifetime. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings and perforated stamp on title page. Otherwise about very good condition. (AMR-48-11).