MEMOIRS OF MRS. ANNE OLDFIELD.

[Curll, Edmund].

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London: n.p., 1741. 86 pages, with an engraved portrait on the title page. Octavo, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Later calf backed boards; lightly rubbed. (Item ID: 2213)


Though often attributed to William Oldys, the Beinecke copy states that this is an abridgment of Edmund Curll's "Faithful Memoirs of the Life, Amours and Performances, of that Justly Celebrated, and Most Eminent Actress of her Time, Mrs. Anne Oldfield." published in 1731. This work is often accompanied by Thomas Batterton's "The History of the English Stage."

Anne Oldfield (1683-1730) is generally acknowledged as the best actress of her time.



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