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Works from The Shakespeare Society

1841: The Debate between Pride and Lowliness: By Francis Thynn.

1841: The School of Abuse, containing A Pleasant Invective against Poets, Pipers, Players, Jesters &c. By Stephen Gosson.

1842: Notes of Ben Jonson's Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden.

1842: Pierce Penniless's Supplication to the Devil. By Thomas Nash.

1842: Timon, A Play.

1843: Honour Triumphant; and A Line of Life: Two Tracts by John Forde, the Dramatist, unknown to the Editors of his Works, and Now First Reprinted from the Original Copies.

1843: A Treatise against Dicing, Dancing, Plays, and Interludes. With Other Idle Pastimes. By John Northbrooke.

1844: The Old Taming of a Shrew, Upon which Shakespeare Founded his Comedy.

1846: The Fair Maid of the Exchange; A Comedy, by Thomas Heywood: and Fourtune by Land and Sea; a Tragi-comedy, by Thomas Heywood and William Rowley.

1848: The Moral Play of Wit and Science, and Early Poetical Miscellanies.

1850: The Royal King, and Loyal Subject. A Woman Killed with Kindness. Two Plays by Thomas Heywood. With an Introduction and Notes, By J. Payne Collier, Esq.

1850: The Dramatic Works of Thomas Heywood. With the Life of the Poet, and Remarks on his Writings by J. Payne Collier, Esq. Volume I.

1851: Two Historical Plays on the Life and Reign of Queen Elizabeth. By Thomas Heywood.

1841 - 1851 - London - Printed for The Shakespeare Society

9" by 5.75"

 

DETAILS

A remarkable sixteen volume set of literary criticism concerning Renaissance drama printed for the Shakespeare Society. A lovely uniform run, and rather scarce.

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration.

Several of these works are edited, with notes and an introduction, by John Payne Collier.

The Shakespeare Society was founded, in part, by John Payne Collier, who served as its director. From 1840, the society was responsible for the publication of numerous volumes containing works of drama and theatrical history, with particular interest in Shakespeare and his contemporaries of Renaissance drama.

John Payne Collier, 1789 1883, is most famously remembered as a Shakespearian critic and alleged forger.

CONDITION

The bindings are generally tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping with discolouration to the boards. One volume has a small label to the front board. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good.


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