With Two Miniature Portraits

The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style.

London: Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys, between the Two Temple-Gates, in Fleet-street, [1714].

Price: $19,500.00


About the item

First edition, publisher's notice on last page dated January 28, 1713-14; variant with p. 18, line 3: "the heart" (another variant reads "their heart"). [8], 63, [1] pp. A-I4. 1 vols. Small 4to (20 cm). With Two Miniature Portraits. Brown crushed morocco, boards with wide-spaced double-fillet border of gilt roll-tooled leaves surrounding a recessed frame of gilt-ruled rays, and a central frame of gilt roseate and lyre tools around miniatures on both covers, gilt-stamped turn-ins, olive green watered-silk doublures and endleaves, a.e.g., by Rivière & Son, gilt-stamped in upper doublure "Miniatures by C.B. Currie”. In a brown cloth slipcase. ESTC T055544; Stratman 5299.

Item #354136

Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718) is known primarily for his edition of Shakespeare's plays (1709) – the first modern edition, which included 'Some account of the life of Mr. William Shakespear', the earliest attempt at a biography of any length – his translation of Lucan's "Pharsalia," and for his tragedies. "The Tragedy of Jane Shore" is his sole work written using Shakespearean language.