Item #14987 Washington A Drama : In Five Acts. Martin Farquhar Tupper.
Washington A Drama : In Five Acts

Washington A Drama : In Five Acts

New York: James Miller, Publisher, 1876.

Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14987

Fraying to spine head and tail, some random foxing, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; English writer's homage to George Washington, on the occasion of the Centennial (1876). ""This play will be read to the public by the author during his present visit to America. ... Having all through my life had an honest admiration for George Washington [in a very early book of mine, "The Modern Pyramid", he is one of my "Worthiest of Mankind"], I rejoice in the chance of making a monogram of his noble life: and my own well-known international sentiments now for nearly half a century, dating as they do ancestrally from much older times, will be a good excuse, if such be needed, for producing this Play on the Centenary of American Independence." - author's Notice. Tupper's play is the original source of the idea that Washington's coat of arms may have influenced the America's Stars and Stripes flag design. For dramatic effect, an old connection between Benedict Arnold's fictional sister and Washington enlivens Tupper portrayal of the Arnold/Andre conspiracy. A hard-to-find Centennial momento and token of Anglo-American friendship, with its striking decorated book cover of Washington's coat of arms. ; 67, 4 ad pages.

Price: $69.95

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