Playbill for Theatre Royal, London, 1828.
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Poster announcing theatrical performances for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London. A statement at the top of the poster reads: 'The public is respectfully informed that the gas is entirely removed from the Dres Circle, which will in future be illuminated with wax', printed by W Reynolds, (Strand, London). Taken from a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.