classics of Elizabethan drama
(ENGLISH DRAMA). OLD PLAYS; being a continuation of Dodsley’s collection, with notes, critical and explanatory
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1816
8vo. Six volumes. Contemporary calf, nicely rebacked at an early date, spines gilt. Some wear, browning. An attractive set.
Contains the following: Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus and Lust’s Dominion; John Lyly, Mother Bombie, Endymion, and Midas; Middleton, Women Beware Women, A Trick to Catch the Old One, The Spanish Gypsy, The Changeling, More Dissemblers Besides Women; Dekker, Wonder of a Kingdom, Old Fortunatus; Rowley, A New Wonder, a Woman Never Vext; Webster, Appius and Virginia; Chapman, May Day, Monsieur D’Olive, Bussy D’Ambois; Webster and Rowley, Thracian Wonder; Marston’s Antonio and Mellida, What you Will, and Parasitaster: or, the Fawn; Heywood, The English Traveller, The Royal King and Loyal Subject, A Challenge for Beauty.
This very scarce set was conceived as a continuation of Dodsley’s famous Select Collection of Old Plays (1744).