London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822. Octavo. Quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (preface), 1f. (index of illustrations), 393, [394-408], (index) + 69 engraved plates on 68 leaves, including frontispiece.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; head of spine slightly chipped; hinges and joints cracked; endpaper detached. Occasional minor foxing.
Lowe, Arnott & Robinson 711. Derra de Moroda 2323. Leslie II, p. 485. Magriel p. 179.
Siddons was the son of Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. He was manager of the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh from 1809-1815.
"This work is taken from J.J. Engel's Ideen zu einer Mimik (Berlin 1785-1786)" and is of considerable interest for its relevance to pantomime in particular and to dance in general. Lowe, Arnott & Robinson. Item #27719
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