are rough, with large patches applied, possibly to crudely repair tears.
In addition the back cover is glued firmly to the back page, and the front
cover is glued to half of the first page, although the date is quite readable.
The centre pages, where the information about The Hooligan is
printed, are unaffected. The cover also has some small areas where patches
of white paper adhere, and the date in pen in the centre. Note that the
Gilbert play was immediately preceded by an appearance by Horace Goldin,
one of the top magicians of the period.