Epicoene, or, the Silent Woman. A Comedy...

London, H. Hills, [c. 1710].

[bound with:]
—. Volpone, or, the Fox. A Comedy... London, H. Hills, [c. 1710]. [and:]
—. Catiline His Conspiracy. A Tragedy... London, H. Hills, [c. 1710]. [and:]
—. The Alchemist. A Comedy... London, H. Hills, [c. 1710]. [and:]
SHADWELL, Thomas. The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater... London, H. Hills, [c. 1710].

5 works in one vol., 12mo, pp. 102, [2 (blank)]; 95, [1 (blank)]; 96; 96; 87, [1 (blank)]; some light scattered foxing, as usual; small paper flaw to A11 of first work, with no loss of text; nevertheless very good copies, bound in contemporary English panelled calf; joints split at head and foot but holding, end-caps chipped and corners slightly worn; contemporary manuscript markings in the margin of first work; ‘Johnson Plays’ in a contemporary hand to front and rear free endpapers and ‘Blue’ to rear; eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate of Edward Duke to upper pastedown, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of front free endpaper, with some bibliographical pencil annotations.


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A collection of theatrical plays printed in London by Henry Hills, including some of Ben Johnson’s most famous satirical plays, such as Volpone and The Alchemist, and Thomas Shadwell’s 1678 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Attractively bound together in contemporary English panelled calf.

ESTC T31273, T31272, T31271, T31270, T31269.

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