Place and Imprint: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Lowe, English Theatrical Literature, 3588.
Condition: Prelims moderately foxed; attractive copy.
Book ID: 28789
Physical Description8vo, contemporary smooth English calf, black morocco spine label, gilt decorations and lettering. Without the half-title.
CommentsAn interesting biography of minor English poet and playwright John Tobin (1770-1804). Tobin had many more plays rejected than produced, but he did manage one success, the romantic comedy The Honey-Moon (1804); tragically he died before the news of its success reached him. In addition to the memoir are four unpublished plays of Tobin's. Elizabeth Ogilvie Benger (1778-1827) was an active in literary circles. In addition to this theatrical memoir, she wrote a memoir of Elizabeth Hamilton, a number of works on English history, a novel, and she co-edited a collection of poetry on the abolition of the slave trade. For Tobin, see the ODNB.