Memoir of George Holland the Veteran Comedian, 1871 Limited Edition of 250
Memoir of George Holland the Veteran Comedian, 1871, is a Rare volume, "one of 50 on quarto paper" of a Limited Edition of 250. A lasting star of the American stage, Holland is remembered as a comedian of "peculiar and irrepressible drollery. "
The title page provides the complete information:
"Holland Memorial. Sketch of the Life of George Holland, The Veteran Comedian, with Dramatic Reminiscences, Anecdotes, &c."
It was Holland's funeral which gave the name to "the little church around the corner" in New York. See the engraving here which notes the Joe Jefferson event.
This book is a distinctive piece of primary source material for historians, researchers, and all those interested in the history and the development of American drama and theater.
The book is 124 pages long, measures 11-1/8 inches by 7-1/2 inches by 5/8 inch and is in fair condition, considering its 143 years. The cover is worn, and the lower portion of the spine is torn. Pages 1 and 2 are loose up to 5" from the bottom showing a weakening of the binding, and page 7-8 is completely detached. There are light lines in a few page margins. The frontispiece is a portrait of Holland.