14 April 2004
[CHAPMAN, George (ca 1559-1634), attributed to]. Sir Gyles Goose-Cappe Knight. A Comedy lately Acted with great applause at the private House in Salisbury Court. London: Printed [by John Norton, with Nicholas or John Okes] for Hugh Perry, and are to be sold by Roger Ball, 1636.
4o (172 x 125 mm). (Some headlines and first line of text on final leaf L2 cropped, remnants of adhesion in upper margin of title near gutter.) Modern reddish-brown half morocco (joints and spine lightly rubbed). Provenance: Job Loudey (inscription on B1r: "Job Loudey's Book Hampstead Norris Berks[hire] 1844 exceptionally rare if not unique" with further ownership inscription on L1v; his note? on flyleaf); William Augustus White, 1843-1927 (pencil signature on flyleaf).
Second edition, title imprint properly centered and reading "Temple barre [no stop] 1636." The first edition was published in 1606. This comedy of humours has been attributed to George Chapman but the question is still unsettled. Greg 228b; STC 12051.
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