London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
PLAYS. A collection of 20 plays in 10 volumes, 18th century. Various Bindings. Including:
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816). A Trip to Scarborough. A Comedy. London: for G. Wilkie, 1781. 8°. (Occasional light soiling). Modern boards. FIRST EDITION.
[COLMAN, George]. The Mountaineers; a Play. London: printed for the curious, and not sold by the booksellers in general, 1794. (Rather browned). Contemporary half calf, title in gilt on spine (rubbed). Provenance: Robert Searles, 1825 (purchase inscription, from Wise's sale at Oxford, lot 120). RARE FIRST EDITION.
KILLIGREW, Thomas, the younger. Chit-Chat. A Comedy. London: B. Lintot, . 8°. Half-title, with the final advertisement leaf (half-title a little soiled). Contemporary roan-backed cloth (spine rather worn). Second edition. (10)
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