[ Printed item. ] Souvenir of The Hundredth Performance of Bric-a-Brac. [ With tipped-in photographs of seven actors including Gertie Millar; Teddie Gerrard; Arthur Playfair; Nelson Keys.

Sir Alfred Butt, Managing Director, The Palace Theatre, London [ Norman Keene; Herman Finck; Arthur Wimperis; Basil Hood; Lionel Monckton; Gertie Millar; Teddie Gerrard; Arthur Playfair; Nelson Keys ]
Publication details: 
The Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. [ London ] Wednesday, December 15th, 1915.
SKU: 19330

Ten unpaginated 26 x 22 cm. leaves, comprising three leaves of letterpress (cover, title and back cover), and seven leaves each with a 17 x 14 cm black-and-white photograph laid down. A frail survival, with the photographic portraits in good condition, but the brittle leaves chipped and discoloured. One bifolium intact (with remains of string binding), all the other leaves detached and loose, making it difficult to ascertain whether the item is or is not complete. (The entry for the only copy traced on OCLC WorldCat, at the Universitätsbibliothek Bayreuth, describes it as ' 6 Bl. : : nur Ill.') The title carries an attractive illustration by Norman Keene, and lists the actors (photographed in character) as Miss Gertie Millar, Miss Gwendoline Brogden, Miss Teddie Gerrard, Mr. Arthur Playfair, Miss Gina Palerme, Mr. A. Simon-Girard, Mr. Nelson Keys; with 'Books and Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis and Basil Hood. | Music by Lionel Moncokton and Herman Finck. | Produced by Edward Royce and Tom Reynolds.' The illustrations are all present as per subjects listed on title-page andt in the following note on the back cover: 'The Music of "Bric-a-Brac" is published by Chappell & Co. and Hawkes & Son. | The Photographic Reproductions in this Souvenir are from originals by Rita Martin (Miss Gertie Millar and Miss Gina Palerme), Hugh Cecil (Miss Gwendoline Brogden) and Foulsham & Banfield (Miss Teddie Gerrard, Mr. Nelson Keys, Mr. Arthur Playfair, Mr. A. Simon-Girard). | The Copyright Design on the Cover is by Norman Keene (reproduced by permission of P. C. Burton & Co.)' The page on which each of the seven illustrations is laid down is printed in grey, with a facsimile of the actor's signature, and a few bars of the score associated with the actor's character, in facsimile autograph of either Monckton or Finck, and each with a facsimile of the composer's signature. From the papers of the composer Herman Finck [ born Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939).