A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.

London: Published for the author, 1861. [4],140pp. plus five plates (three tinted, one colored). Later three-quarter roan and pebbled cloth, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lower outer corner of final leaf expertly repaired. Very good. Item #WRCAM34874

A humorous account of the author's tour giving theatrical entertainments mainly in the towns of Canada East and West in 1859-60, on a wager that he could pay his way with his talents. Rhys traveled through Quebec, Montreal, Kingston, Cobourg, Peterborough, Toronto, Belleville, and Niagara in Canada, and through Baltimore, Detroit, New York, and Rhode Island in the United States. One of the tinted plates shows bathers at Newport Beach, Rhode Island, while the colored plate shows an iceberg by moonlight. Rhys performed under the stage name, "Morton Price." HOWES R245. SABIN 70773. TPL 4011. LANDE 2124. GAGNON I 3013. DIONNE II 1446.

Price: $700.00

The American Theatre on a Bet!