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Comic Dramas

In Three Acts

By Maria Edgeworth

1817 - London - R Hunter

7" by 4.5"; vii, 381pp.



 

DETAILS

First edition of three comic plays by Maria Edgeworth.

A lovely copy of this hard to find work by Edgeworth. Direct from a Regency Country House Library with the original owner's bookplate.

A very original near fine copy.

Bound without publisher's advertisments.

Containing her plays Love and Law, The Two Guardians and The Rose, Thistle and Shamrock. 

Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoniette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaelogy.

The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector.
 
These works come directly from the sale of the Titley Court estate.

Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. Her literary efforts have often been considered melodramatic rather than realistic and her bibliography is extensive, ranging from novels to plays as well as essays.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding. Externally, generally smart with only very minor rubbing to extremities. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink inscription to half title page. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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