Item #65217 The Memories of Rose Eytinge: Being Recollections & Observations of Men, Women, and Events, During Half a Century. Mormon Content, Rose Eytinge, Brigham Young.

The Memories of Rose Eytinge: Being Recollections & Observations of Men, Women, and Events, During Half a Century

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1905. First edition. Leather bound. 311pp. Octavo [19cm]. 3/4 leather over green boards. Gilt stamped title and subtle decor on spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Spine is sun bleached. Touch of soiling to front board. Ex-libris bookplate affixed to front pastedown. In a striking marbled slipcase. Very Good. Item #65217

An autobiography of 19th-century stage actress Rose Eytinge, thought to be the first American actor to receive a three-figure salary. Famed for her performances, Rose's social circle was full of notable names. She writes of happy encounters with the Prince of Wales, Abraham Lincoln and actor Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes). A later chapter outlines her visit to Salt Lake City, where she enjoyed a friendly and spirited debate with Brigham Young about polygamy.

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