Memoirs of Joseph Shepherd Munden, Comedian. Thomas Shepherd Munden.
Memoirs of Joseph Shepherd Munden, Comedian

Memoirs of Joseph Shepherd Munden, Comedian

London: Richard Bentley, 1846.

Hardcover. Near fine. 7.75 in., 330 pp, with engraved frontis portrait of Munden. Nicely bound in 3/4 green leather and marbled boards, spine gilt, with five raised bands. One tiny scuff to upper spine and a touch of rubbing to the corners, else a fine copy. "Known as a 'mugger', the comic actor Joseph Munden [1758-1832] was celebrated for his astonishing talent for pulling faces. The writer Charles Lamb was a particular admirer and described in his essays 'the invisible wardrobe' from which Munden chose his famous expressions. He was particularly well-known for his drunken scenes and kept audiences at Covent Garden Theatre entertained for over twenty years" (National Portrait Gallery).

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