8vo., pp. x, , 100, with a half-title; as usual the epilogue remains in place where it was printed, following the prologue, though it was presumably intended at follow p. 100 (which ends with the superfluous catchword ‘EPI-’); *F2 is a cancel (as usual) restoring twenty lines to the text accidentally omitted in the cancellandum; a very good copy in modern polished calf, gilt; bookplate of Harold Harmsworth.
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First edition of the play that introduced Mrs. Malaprop to the English stage.
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