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The British Drama; Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language

By Various

1803-04

William Miller : London

9" by 6"

vi, [2pp], 487pp; 490pp - 917pp; viii, 514pp; 516pp - 1056pp; iii, [3pp], 604pp

 

 

 

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Five volumes of plays by British authors, a collection of comedies, tragedies, operas, and farces.

Complete in five volumes. A collection of plays by prominent British playwrights throughout history, divided into the tragedies, comedies, operas, and farces. Volumes I and II contain the tragedies, being one volume in two parts with a continuous pagination. With an illustration by H. Howard to the title page of Volume I. These volumes include 'The Maid's Tragedy' by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, 'The Mourning Bride' by William Congreve, 'All for Love', by John Dryden, 'The Gamester' by Edward Moore, 'Zara' by Aaron Hill, and more. Volumes III and IV contain the comedies, being one volume in two parts with a continuous pagination. With an illustration by H. Howard to the title page of Volume III. These volumes include 'The Provoked Wife' by John Vanbrugh, 'Love Makes a Man' by Colley Cibber, 'A Bold Stroke for a Wife' by Susanna Centlivre, 'The Drummer' by Joseph Addison, 'She Stoops to Conquer' by Oliver Goldsmith, and more. Volume V contains the operas and farces. With an illustration to the title page by R. Smirke. This volume contains 'The Cheats of Scapin' by Thomas Otway, 'The Country Home', by John Vanbrugh', 'The Intriguing Chambermaid' by Henry Fielding, 'The Guardian' by Garrick, 'Padlock' by Isaac Bickerstaff, 'The Deuce is in Him' by George Colman. Published by William Miller, a British publisher who was known for his popular and expensive titles. He also published 'The British Drama: Shakespeare', 'The Costumes in coloured plates of China, Russia, Turkey, Austria and England', and 'Ancient History of South Wiltshire'. In a signed binding by Carter Bros, Brighton.

CONDITION

In a signed half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, with some fading to the spines, with light marking to the spines and to the leather to the joints. Patches of loss of leather to the spine, joints, and extremities. Head of the spines of Volumes III and IV are lifting but firm. Light rubbing to the boards. Binders label to the head of the front pastedowns. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright with only the very odd scattered spot.

Overall Condition: Good

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