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The Best Plays of the Old Dramatists

By Various

1886-1888

Vizetelly and Co : London

7" by 5"

xxxii, 496; [14], 6-469, [1]; xlii, 453; xiii, 485; xxiii, 432; xxx, 466; xx, 471; xl, 471; viii, 519, [1]; xlviii, 430; xlv, 473; xli, 486; l, 392; lxxi, 452; xxxiv, 427pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A stunning collection of plays from many great playwrights of the Jacobean and Elizabethan era. Bound in a beautiful Sotheran binding, these works are from the Mermaid Series 'The Best Plays of the Old Dramatists'.

Unexpurgated edition of all works. With an illustrated frontispiece to all volumes. Every work has an introduction and extensive notes by a respected scholar of this subject and playwright. The full list of editors and contributors is below. Philip Massinger (1887-9) 2vols - Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Arthur Symons Thomas Middleton (1887-1890) 2vols - Edited by Havelock Ellis, with an Introduction by Algernon Charles Swinburne Webster & Tourneur (1888) With an introduction and notes by John Addington Symonds James Shirley (1888) with an Introduction by Edmund Gosse John Ford (1888) with an Introduction and Notes by Havelock Ellis Beaumont and Fletcher (1887) 2vols - Edited with an Introduction and Notes by J St Loe Strachey. Christopher Marlowe (1887) Edited by Havelock Ellis, With a General Introduction on the English Drama During the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I by J A Symonds Thomas Dekker (1887) Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Ernest Rhys William Congreve (c1903) Edited by Alex Charles Ewald Thomas Otway (1888) With an Introduction and Notes by the Hon Roden Noel Richard Steele (1894) Edited with an Introduction and Notes by G A Aitken Thomas Heywood (1882) Edited by A Wilson Verity with an Introduction by J Addington Symonds William Congreve is by a different publisher, T. Fisher Unwin. Copac states that this is a 1903 reprint of the 1887 Vizetelly edition. The Mermaid Series was issued In half-crown monthly volumes, which were all uniform. Other playwrights from this series include Rowley, Arden and Shirley. A beautifully bound collection of plays from this series, which celebrates some of the best playwrights of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

CONDITION

In beautiful half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, all volumes are in an excellent condition with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. With a binder's stamp for Sotheran to the verso of front endpaper to all volumes. Pages are bright with the odd scattered spots, mostly to the bottom edges and to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Fine

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