A Theatrical Trip For A Wager! Through Canada and the United States


A Theatrical Trip For A Wager! Through Canada and the United States

RHYS, Captain Horton

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TpL 4011. Dionne 1446. Gagnon I-3013. Sabin 70733. Howes R245. Amusing account of a tour through Canada and the US on a wager that the author could not survive purely on the proceeds of an amateur theatrical troupe which he was to assemble for his wager. Biting comments about many cities: New York: "Anything more disgusting than the state of the streets I never saw." Portland, Maine: "a dreadfully dismal, unfinished sea-port town." Belleville: "a large portion was burnt down, and the blackened ruins still stand, and seem likely to stand, unless the wind blows them down, which is also likely." Niagara Falls: "One day at Niagara is the same as another, weather permittting, unless you tumble in."

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Published for the author by Charles Dudley
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1861
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    140 p. 23 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Rhys, 3 partial colour plates (Iceberg; Now then, What Do You Want?; Newport). While some copies have a portrait of the author's leading lady, this does not. Rebound in blue cloth. New endpapers. Bookplate residue on rear of frontispiece. Tears in edge of p. 129. Paper browning with some occasional marks.

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