Mohammed, the Arabian Prophet. A Tragedy, in Five Acts [Inscribed and Signed]

Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Company, 1850. First Edition. Contrived piece of Catholic theater recounting the last years of Mohammed's life, a not terribly veiled metaphor for the career of Joseph Smith (see J. Spencer Fluhman, "A Peculiar People" (2012), p. 34). Though awarded Edwin Forrest's $1000 prize for the best tragedy in which he could star, the play was never brought to the stage. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; viii,[4],166pp.; publisher's ads printed in blue on endpapers. Light wear to extremities with brief exposure at corners and spine ends, spine very slightly cocked, light foxing to preliminaries, else Very Good and sound. Inscribed and signed by the author on p. [iii], "Miss Ellen M. Clopper / with the respect of George H. Miles / Feby. 28th, 1851."

Price: $125.00

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