John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...
Item # 675336
March 26, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862 The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo for the complete ad which notes the listing of the cast, including: "Last Night, but three of the engagement the young American Tragedian, J. WILKES BOOTH, who will...for this night only...character of Richard III..." with just a bit more.
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.
Although there are many Civil War reports within these 8 pages, this tiny ad is a treasure which trumps the war news. Never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.