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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...



Item # 675333

March 22, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 22, 1862  Page 2 contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. 
See the photo for the complete ad which notes the: "...Saturday Evening, March 22, 1862, J. WILKES BOOTH, in Shakespeare's Great Tragedy of Richard III. Richard......J. Wilkes Booth".
It's always terrific to find reports of notables in history--both famous and infamous--before they would become more widely known to the world.
Many Cicvil War reports in this issue as well.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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