Collected English Plays Comedy Tragedy 1824 sammelbands rare 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, English Literature, Drama, Tragedy, Comedy, Plays, English Playwrights).
Living Plays by Various.
Published 1824, New York by Charles Wiley.
2 volumes, each c. 250 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout.
Period full leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands, title lettering, and compartment decorations. Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting. Appears to be two odd volumes from larger set, yet each is complete unto itself.
Pair of books contains the following complete works, each with its own title page with woodcut illustration:
The Man of the World, by James Cobb.
The First Floor, by James Cobb.
Love a la Mode, by Charles Macklin.
Tom Thumb the Great, by Kane O'Hara.
She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith.
The Fair Penitent, by Nicholas Rowe.
The Apprentice, by Arthur Murray.
Fortune's Frolic, by John Till Allingham.
Pair remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 4 7/8" H x 3 1/8" W.