By particular desire for this night only, Mr. and Mrs. Gallager respectfully inform the ladies and gentlemen of [blank] that on Wednesday evening, July [blank] at Mr. [blank] they will present A medley of entertainments … Part I. Mechanism, will be performed The grand le [sic] ombres chinoises … Part II. Activity, dancing, singing, &c … By the powers of machinery will be presented an ancient and splendid representation of Egypt, with the town of Rosetta, the places of worship, and ancient fortifications. Likewise the Battle of the Nile, between the English and French fleets … Netptune riding in his triumphal car …
Published: [England] : [s.n.] , [not before 1798]
Playbill advertising a spectacular show of shadow theatre and mechanical representation of the Battle of the Nile.
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