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Original John Wilkes Booth As Hamlet, Boston 1863 Playbill Scarce For Sale
Please Note: This week we are offering selections from three Lincoln and Civil War collections… wonderful, important pieces of history along with some downright fun stuff! Please take a look at all our listings – we are also offering wonderful reference books from a vast Lincoln and Civil War library! As always, s! Thanks for having a look.John Wilkes Booth as Hamlet, Original Playbill. Lovely playbill of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, taken place at Boston's "Howard Athenaeum". This example is of the Third night of the engagement, Wednesday, September 30, 1863. Printed by "J.H. & F.F. Farwell", Boston. Featuring Booth in large bold type, also staring noted in large type is Julia Bennett Barrow and Annie Senterlangdon. Also with full cast list, admission & times.There was an example of this playbill on exhibit at the ABAA book show during the New York Antiquarian Book show, listed at $5,200. We're starting the offerding at a fraction of the price!The Howard Athenæum (1845 - 1953) in Boston, Massachusetts, was one of the most famous theaters in Boston history. Founded in 1845, it remained an institution of culture and learning for most of its years, finally closing in 1953.(John Wilkes Booth) (1838 – 1865) was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. Booth was a member of the prominent 19th century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and, by the 1860s, was a well known actor. He was also a Confederate sympathizer vehement in his denunciation of the Lincoln Administration and outraged by the South's defeat in the American Civil War. He strongly opposed the abolition of slavery in the United States and Lincoln's proposal to extend voting rights to recently emancipated slaves.Minor tear towards bottom margin, right-side, with irregular trimming to left margin and slight staining/spotting throughout. Tiny nicks around margins with typical foxing, as shownNeedless to say, this is a genuine original, period piece, not a copy or reproduction. Please see below for more specific details.Please see our OTHER sales and check back each week for more material.WE SHIP WORLDWIDE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING QUOTE.sale Rules: All payments are due within 10 days of sale close. buyers who default on sales will be blocked from further offerding. We accept Paypal. Please contact us for payment methods for pay on pickup. We endeavor to provide the fullest most accurate descriptions possible but offer a full money-back guarantee (less postage and PayPal fees) on any single-item lot if not as represented for two weeks. After that point the sale has concluded. Group lots are sold "as is" and cannot be returned unless truly misrepresented. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have! Thank you! Note: New York residents will be charged applicable sales tax unless we have a valid and current resale number on file. Shipping: All domestic shipments are sent via the United States Postal Service and are sent by first class or media mail where applicable and is available for the price quoted. When purchasing multiple items, we will recalculate shipping to reflect combined shipments. International shipments are normally sent via first class air mail at the price quoted. Those wishing further security for their international shipments can request other services and will be re-quoted accordingly. Please note that normal handling time prior to shipment is between one and five days of receipt of payment. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN'T COMBINE SHIPMENTS WITH LOTS SOLD VIA OUR OTHER ACCOUNT ( ID: extantamericana). WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
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Original John Wilkes Booth As Hamlet, Boston 1863 Playbill Scarce: $1,825