Item #307981 Zapolya: A Christmas Tale, in Two Parts. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Zapolya: A Christmas Tale, in Two Parts.

London: Rest Fenner, 1817.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First edition. [vi], 128 pp., lacking half-title. 8vo. Original pale blue stab-sewn wrappers. Sporadic spotting, else a fine, fresh copy. Bookplate. In custom card box. Haney 29; Prideaux, p. 46; Wise, Coleridge 46.

Item #307981

First edition in wrappers of Coleridge's Christmas drama modeled after Shakespeare's Winter's Tale and written with Byron's encouragement. The play was rejected by Drury Lane and Covent Garden but found favor with the reading public, leading to its eventual stage production at the Surrey Theater under the title Zapolya: or the Warwolf.
A fine copy in wrappers; Wise notes that Zapolya was issued in either boards or wrappers.