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The Actress by Louise Glosser Hale - 1st Edition - 1909 - from Town Books of San Anselmo (SKU: 30)

The Actress

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The Actress: A Novel

by Louise Glosser Hale

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  • hardcover
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San Anselmo, California
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Reduced Price! This beautifully preserved book is in Near Fine condition. Boards, titles and decorative design are all bright and clear with no fading or chipping. Pages are clean and hinge is tight. Minor bumps to head and foot of spine. End papers are slightly soiled and original owner's name is in pencil on FFEP. There are very minor scuffs to the front cover pictorial pastedown. The author was a noted stage and screen actress of her day as well as an author and a Harper's correspondent in World War I. She was married to Walter Hale, an artist, illustrator and actor who could have been the illustrator of this book as he illustrated many other books for Louise. Priced to sell! There is only one other 1st Edition of this title for sale on the web at a much higher price.

All proceeds benefit The Friends of the San Anselmo Library.

Extended Description and Notes

In a semi-autobiographical style, author Louise Glasser Hale spins a dizzying tale of a working stage actress' life as she travels the theater circuit both stateside and across the ocean in London, England. As Ms. Hale was both a stage and screen actress from the 1890s to the 1930s, her protagonist's story resonates as both truthful and accurate while remaining humorous and engaging.


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Town Books of San Anselmo US (US)
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The Actress
Louise Glosser Hale
Dark green cloth bindings with beautiful color pastedown on cover. Titles are in bold gilt on cover and spine with a decorative
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
1st Edition
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
5.1/8 X 7 1/2
Fiction, Romance
5.1/8 X 7 1/2

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San Anselmo, California
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About Town Books of San Anselmo

Town Books is run by volunteers for the benefit of the San Anselmo Library, San Anselmo, CA. All titles are donated and go through a thorough accession process to ensure that the books are clean and in a good reading state. Selected titles of rare and vintage books are reserved for our online sales with


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