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[Richmond Fire of 1811] Theatrical Exhibitions. Their Influence on the Characters of Individuals and the Community. [caption title]
[Richmond Fire of 1811] Theatrical Exhibitions. Their Influence on the Characters of Individuals and the Community. [caption title]

[Richmond Fire of 1811] Theatrical Exhibitions. Their Influence on the Characters of Individuals and the Community. [caption title]


A curious work; three full pages are devoted to the horrors of a deadly theatre fire in Richmond, Virginia in 1811. The unknown author uses this historical event as a vehicle to rail against the evils of the theatre—for all the obvious reasons trotted out by many others that have gone before—and as an implied deadly consequence (whether mortal or spiritual) for those who disagree with his point of view. Another unnamed deadly theatre fire (75 dead) is brought to bear at the end of this tract as yet further inflammatory proof of the corruptive nature of stage and play.


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[New York:] Published by the American Tract Society, 150 Nassau-Street, New York,  [ca. 1847, per AAS guide]. [16] pages. Original printed wraps. Small stamps effaced at top margin of first leaf; general toning; pages splitting along spine, Good.

[3730247]

OCLC: Princeton Theological Seminary and Marietta College only.


Price: $225.00

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