Publisher: London: [Edmund Curll], 1731.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Lowe, English Theatrical Literature 3384; Straus, The Unspeakable Curll, page 291.
Condition: The appearance of the binding leaves a little to be desired, but it is perfectly serviceable; and the text is fine and clean.
Book ID: 22502
Description8vo, modern decorated boards, black label, gilt lettering. Folding frontis portrait.
CommentsA biography of one of the most “celebrated actresses of the English stage . . . she was a woman of extraordinary beauty, as well as talent, and famous both as a tragic and comic performer . . .” - Lowe. Anne Oldfield (1683-1730) was buried at Westminster Abbey. There were numerous competing memoirs of her, and she was memorialized by numerous literary figures, including Richard Savage. Curll wrote this under one of his pseudonyms, and it was the first of several Covent Garden memoirs he was responsible for.