Shipping and insurance charges are additional. Upper hinge loosening, ink name on ffe, foxing to edges and preliminary leaves. The original work was dictated by Grimaldi himself, but the writing was deemed unworthy of punlication by the publishers. Woodcuts preceded moveable type and are the earliest known printing technology. The death of Grimaldi's father when he was nine plunged the family into debt.
Sometimes refers to a volume given by a notable donor. New York: Stein and Day, 1968. Originally published in 1838 and rewritten by Charles Dickens; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition. Of particular value to collectors as evidence of a very early form of the book. Revised edition edited by Richard Findlater. For first-time buyers, we prefer a credit card and we will only ship to the billing address on the card.
His bloated body and shrunken legs — their deformity enhanced a hundred fold by the fantastic dress — the glassy eyes, contrasting fearfully with the thick white paint with which the face was besmeared: the grotesquely-ornamented head, trembling with paralysis, and the long skinny hands, rubbed with white chalk — all gave him a hideous and unnatural appearance of which no description could convey an adequate idea, and which, to this day, I shudder to think of. Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by his death, one of England's greatest writers is lost to the world. The spectral figures in the Dance of Death, the most frightful shapes that the ablest painter ever portrayed on canvas, never presented an appearance half so ghastly. The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Grimaldi Appearing in Public being Mobbed by Fans A Startling Effect - Grimaldi the Clown was known for innovative performances.
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A young Joseph Grimaldi, dressed as a monkey, getting propelled into the audience when the rope his father was swinging him round by snapped - illustration by George Cruikshank from the Memoirs. Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Black and white portrait frontispiece and illustrations. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best-known work of historical fiction. From India to United Kingdom About this Item: 2019.
Spines a bit sunned, light shelf wear, occasional foxing, very good or better. Sin embargo, como biografía, no me ha parecido demasiado apasionante. Finely bound by Root in tan polished calf over marbled boards. Joseph Grimaldi 1778-1837 , one of the greatest English clowns and pantomimes of all time, was born in London to an Italian ballet-master and a dancer in Bookseller: , Greater London, United Kingdom. Strong Freedom in the Zone.
With half titles and with 36 pp. Nice edition of this autobiography of Joseph Grimaldi 1779-1837 a stage perfomer who acted at Sadler's Wells and Drury Lane in early 19th C London. Joseph Grimaldi 1778-1837 , one of the greatest English clowns and pantomimes of all time, was born in London to an Itali. The original was published in 1838, and was edited by Dickens at his publisher's request. Age-toning within and occasional spotting, impacting on some plates.
The new make-up left not a centimetre of skin exposed — not even in the nostrils or inside of the lips — and, as such, it implied a much stricter division between the man and the mask, an impenetrability that acted as a kind of invitation to speculate about what they might have concealed. Lang: - eng, Pages 229, Print on Demand. Bentley bought it, after securing the copyright from Grimaldi's estate, but he thought it was still too long and also poorly edited, so he asked one of his favorite young writers, the novelist , then twenty-five years old, to re-edit and re-write it. He never regained consciousness, and the next day he died at Gad's Hill Place. A single gathering of a quarto book, then, would be a sheet folded twice, containing four leaves, eight pages of text.
He introduced the tradition of audience participation, of poking fun at spectators, and generally the modern concept of the clown as such. Page edges a little foxed and browned. Frontispiece drawing of Joseph Grimaldi, and ten illustrations by George Cruikshank. Top edge gilt in good condition. Home life was little better, as the Signor was horribly morbid, living in perpetual fear of death, and especially of being buried alive.
He was the original 'Clown Joey', the term 'Joey' being used to describe clowns since his day. Frontispiece engraving of Joseph Grimaldi facing title page. Portrait and 12 fine plates by Ge. Frontis portrait in vol 1 by Greatbatch after Raven. Can be tooled in gilt or blind.