The Mouth of the Nile;

Dibdin (Thomas)

The Mouth of the Nile;

or, the Glorious First of August, a Musical Entertainment ... As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut vignette on title, sans terminal advertisement leaf, title a little soiled, a few spots, pp. 26, 8vo, disbound

Publication Details: Printed for J. Barker, Dramatic Repository, 1798

Notes: 'In his first season [at Covent Garden], beginning with The Mouth of the Nile (acted twenty-seven times), in celebration of Nelson's naval victory, Dibdin made £466 6s' (ODNB). Dibdin played the part of Pat. 'Waving Britannia's trident o'er the flood The air above, all fire, the sea below, all blood' (Prologue, by Richard Cumberland). 6 copies recorded in ESTC, BL, C, O; Folger, Huntington, Illinois.

Bibliography: (ESTC T54931)

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Price: £500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1798

Stock Number: 65004

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