The Diary; or, Woodfall's Register: Newspaper including Advertisement for Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, The Death of Captain Cook. Cook play advertisement.

The Diary; or, Woodfall's Register: Newspaper including Advertisement for Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, The Death of Captain Cook.

London: W. Woodfall, October 5, 1789. First column, page 1, advertisement for Covent Garden Theatre Royal performance of King Richard the Third, "after which will be performed a New Grand Serious Pantomime, in Three Parts, called The Death of Captain Cook. (As now presented in Paris with uncommon applause.) With the Original French Musick. New Dresses, Scenery, Machinery, and Decorations".

The pantomime was first shown in London in 1785 to great acclaim; the advertisement makes reference to the 1788 Paris pantomime.

Also an article on copper roofing under "Remarks on the Observations. On Roofing Houses, & c. with Copper". at page 3, 16 column inches. The article describes the benefits of copper roofing, and concludes "their [the Copper Companies] hypothesis is founded in error devoid of reason and experience, and pregnant with mischief to the community. .... Pursue their plan generally, and in half a century the houses would be in ruins and the City of London deserted; for the deleterious vapours that must arise from such an immense quantity of Copper Roofing, would render it impossible to reside therein with comfort or safety..." (p3, col. 3).

Newspaper, 13 x 19", 4 pp. One original horizontal fold, one red halfpenny stamp at page 3. Fine. Item #19509

Price: $175.00

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