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Smith, Nicholas D., 1975- author.

An actor's library : David Garrick, book collecting and literary friendships / Nicholas D. Smith.

New Castle, Delaware : Oak Knoll Press, 2017.
Physical Description:
xx, 345 pages, 1 unnumbered pgae : illustrations ; 26 cm
Reference Library
Z997.G24 S65 2017 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Book collecting -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
English drama -- 17th century -- Bibliography.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- Bibliography.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779 -- Books and reading.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779 -- Friends and associates.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779 -- Library.
Private libraries -- England -- History -- 18th century.

  • Book collecting, bibliomania and the eighteenth-century
  • Building a library
  • Garrick, book culture and The Club
  • Collecting Shakespeare and other English dramatists
  • Book-buying in France and Italy
  • Dispersal
  • Appendix A. Locations of Garrick's books
  • Appendix B. Books to which Garrick subscribed
  • Appendix C. Books addressed/dedicated to Garrick
  • Appendix D. Lots purchased by Thomas Thorpe at the 1823 sale
  • Appendix E. Garrick books formerly belonging to George Frederick Beltz
  • Appendix F. Carrington Garrick's books.