Two works 8vo, stapled, both inscribed by the author, ‘with my compliments'.
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The School for Scandal. A Comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre, Smoke-Alley, Dublin. [Dublin], Printed for the Booksellers. 1793.
First separate illustrated edition. The plates, newly engraved, are based on plates in A Volume of Plays [by Sheridan and others] performed at the Theatre, Smoke-Alley, Dublin, 1785 and following. They illustrate Act IV, Scene 1 (the Surface family portraits) and Act IV, Scene 2 (the screen scene). The London cast-list here prints ‘Sir Toby Bumber’ correctly; a variant reads ‘Sir Harry Bumber’.
‘AS HEADSTRONG AS AN ALLEGORY’ SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley.
The Rivals, a Comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden.
First edition of the play that introduced Mrs. Malaprop to the English stage.