1865 First Edition, Memoirs Of The Life Of William Shakespeare, with an essay toward the expression of his genius, and an account of the rise and progress of the English Drama by Richard Grant White. Published by Little, Brown, and Company, Boston. Green hard cover book with decorative heraldic device in gilt on the front cover, gilt lettering, and top page edges in gilt. Book measures 8" X 5 1/4" and has 425 numbered pages. An influential work, published the year after the Shakespeare tricentennial by one of the first noted American Shakespearean scholars. In very good 147 year old condition with light age appropriate wear to the cover and light age appropriate coloring to the interior pages. Binding is tight.