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19th Century blue cloth binding with 'Plays' in gilt to spine. ex libris bookplate to endpaper dated 1949 facing signature dated 1890 or 1895. Tightly bound. First half of volume consists of play 'How She Loves Him!' by Dion Boucicault, Chapman and Hall, London 65,pp. There follows 2 copper 18th Century character plates. Then: 1. 'The Fair Penitent' by N. Rowe, 1777, 18pp. 2. 'The Rehearsal A comedy' by George, late Duke of Buckingham, 1777, 20pp. 3. 'Orpheus and Eurydice; An Opera', 4pp. Then 3 further copper plates. 4. 'Venice Preserv'd; or a plot discovered' by Mr Otway, 1778, 18pp. 5. 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' by Shakespeare, 1778, 20pp. 6. 'The Oracle' by Mrs Cibber, undated but contemporary with previous, 6pp. 7. 'The Judgment of Paris. A Masque.' by Mr Congreve, again undated but contemporary 4pp. 8. 'George Barnwell. A tragedy' by Mr Lillo, 1777, 16pp. 9. 'Rule a Wife and have a Wife' by Beaumont and Fletcher 1777, 20pp. 10. 'The virgin unmask'd; or An old man taught wisdom' by Henry Fielding, undated but contemporary, 8pp. Mostly in very good condition though 'The Oracle' and 'Judgment of Paris' have staining and small chips to top of pages. All dated are published by J. Wenman, Fleet Street, London. 8vo.
Title: Compilation of Plays 1777 & 1778 with copper engraved plates bound together with Boucicault playscript circa 1867
Publisher: London, J. Wenman: 1777
Book Condition: Very Good
kg: 0.38 kg
Seller ID: 000626