A collection of 10 plays including: Settle's adaptation from Shakespeare "The Fairy Queen;" iv, 52 pp. [London, 1692-3]; "The Rover: or the Banish'd Cavaliers" pp. 84 [London, 1709]; Crowne's "Caligula, a Tragedy," pp. 54 [London, 1698]; Wycherley's "The Gentleman Dancing-Master" pp. 68 [London 1702]; Dryden and Lee's "The Duke of Guise...to which is added A Vindication of the Play by Mr. Dryden" pp. 64 [London, 1699]; Otway's "Titus and Berenice," pp. 26 [London, 1701]; "The Cheats of Scapin" pp. 24; Buckingham's "The Chances" pp. 56 [London, 1705]; Otway's "Don Carlos...Fifth edition" pp. 56 [London, 1704]; "Arsinoe, Queen of Cyprus"

London: 1698-1709.

Price: $450.00

About the item

First edition of "Caligula" Some pages of publisher's advertisements. 1 vols. 4to. Late 18th-early 19th century calf-backed marbled boards. Covers detached, spine split and chipped, some browning and soiling of text, Rover damaged with lower portion of last 40 pages lacking or illegible, "Fairy Queen" and "Cheats of Scapin" lacking title, adjacent leaves damaged, and "Arsinoe" lacking Gathering B and the lower portion of the first two pages, with the 1723 signatures of Charles Walley and Mary Davies, also the signature of Abraham Jones and engraved bookplate of Sir Edward Synge. Jaggard p. 409 for "The Fairy Queen"; W & M 1034-36 ("Fairy Queen"),280 ("Caligula"), 406 ("Gentleman").

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