First Edition. Octavo, original boards, green cloth spine, original printed dustjacket. Famous drama reviewers collection of theater reviews and commentary. From the author's note: "My friend Mr Sydney Grundy has done me the honour of contributing an Introduction which must greatly enhance the interest of the volume and my friend Mr H G Hibbert continues that Synopsis of Playbills which will give a documentary value to these year books when any critical vitality they may possess is long since dwindled and forspent. By way of rounding off the little group of five volumes I have compiled an Epilogue Statistical in which the reader if he care to turn to it may I hope find matter of some novelty and significance". Extremely uncommon in original 19th Century printed dustjacket. Very Good in Good fragile dustjacket, square inch loss at lower spine end and lower front panel, chipped at top spine end and flap corners, some splitting at spine edges mended at verso with archival tape.