Vortigern; An Historical Play; with Original Preface by ... Represented at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Saturday, April 2, 1796, as supposed newly-discovered Drama.

London: Joseph Birchin, 1832.

Later edition. Folding autograph facsimile as frontispiece. xv, [i], 58 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later boards and morocco spine, staining Item #241009

Ireland's famous Shakespeare forgery. Vortigern was hooted off the stage at its première, and it resounding failure to convince the public finally led Ireland to confess.

This edition with a plaintive preface from Ireland about his misfortunes.

Price: $150.00