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The Dramatick Works of Beaumont and Fletcher; Collated with all the Fromer Editions, and Corrected; With Notes, Critical and Explanatory, by Various COmmentators; And Adorned with Fifty-four Original Engravings.

By Beaumont; Fletcher

1778

T. Evans and P. Elmsley : London

8.5" by 5.5"

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

A ten volume set of works featuring the dramatic writing of the renaissance playwrights Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.

Complete in 10 volumes. Scarce to find a complete set. Featuring the dramatics works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. The worked collaboratively on numerous plays including 'The Woman Hater', 'The Maid's Tragedy', and 'Love's Pilgrimage'. The pair began writing for children, and later progresses to writing for The King's Men, the group to which Shakespeare belonged for many years. There were believed to have lived together until Beaumont's marriage. The pairs creating relationship ended when Beaumont became ill in the early 17th century. John Fletcher in particular is well recognised as a successor of Shakespeare in regards to his position in the King's Men. After the death of Shakespeare, Fletcher would go on to write for the company until his own death in 1625. In total the set includes the plays, 'Wild-Goose Chase', 'Lovers' Progress', 'Double Marriage', 'Maid in the Mill', 'Tragedy of Bonduca', 'Fair Maid of the Inn' and 'Coxcomb' among many others. With additional notes and critical works by a variety of commentators. Illustrated with 54 engravings throughout, including a frontispiece to each volume. Collated complete. With the binders stamp to the front pastedown of 'Tyrrell's Pty. Sydney.' The bookplate of 'Athol H Lewis' to the front pastedown, with the image of gallows with the caption reads 'Sad end of a man who failed to return a book belonging to Athol H Lewis'.

CONDITION

Rebacked, in a full calf binding. Externally generally smart. Rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities, resulting in a small amount of loss to the leather. The spine labels to volume II and V are lacking, with loss to each of the remaining spine labels heaviest to volume I and IV. The front and rear boards of volume I are detached but present. Front boar of volume II is detached but present. Backstrip to volume II is beginning to lift to the head and tail. Crack to the head of the rear joint of volume III. Large crack to the front joint of volume VI, with risk of the front board becoming detached. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Light offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns. The front and rear hinges of each volume are strained, failing to volumes I and I, resulting in the previous mentioned detached boards. Front hinge of volume IV notable strained. Internally generally firmly bound. Binding to volume I has failed, with the text block split in two to page 114,held together by the backstrip only. Pages are generally clean with instances of spotting, and light offsetting caused by the engraved plates.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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