Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gone, and also Forgotten-

An item from our new Bookin'! catalog-

7. [Forgotten by History] Victorian Dramatic Author Brochure. Philadelphia. Undated, but probably 1860s. An interesting piece of self-promotion by a Philadelphia author/playwright, probably in the 1860s. The front of the brochure claims "Established 10 Years - Bob Watt - Dramatic Author - 610 Arch St., Phila. Pa", and the verso adds- "Best of Professional References - I write original songs, sketches, farces, comedies, dramas and all stage specialties to order. Comedies and dramas revised. - Author of 'Pert', 'My Sister', 'Foiled', 'Bait', 'Zero' and many other successful plays". Sadly for posterity, neither OCLC or any other source we have been able to find contains any record of this established dramatic author or his works.

3.5"x4.25 (folded). Some soil. [39576] $100

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 -Stephen King 

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