Secrets worth knowing; a Comedy, in five Acts. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden …

London: Printed for T. N. Longman … 1798.

8vo., pp. [4], 69, [7], with two final leaves of advertisements; a good copy in modern wrappers, from the library at Holland House (inscription to title-page).

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First edition of a comedy by the prolific dramatist Thomas Morton (first issue, with the epilogue beigging on F4 and four rather than five pages of ads). A prodigal son conceals his marriage to ensure his legacy, with unfortunate consueqences; it was ‘in some parts ludicrous and bordering on the improbable but on the whole affording an entertainment’ (European Magazine).

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