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(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).

$500