14 April 2004
CHAPMAN, George (ca 1559-1634). The Widdowes Teares, A Comedie. As it was often presented in the blacke and white Friers. London: Printed [by William Stansby] for John Browne, 1612.
4o (179 x 127 mm). (Inner margin of title and upper corner renewed, few other marginal repairs.) Modern plum morocco gilt, gilt-lettered on spine, edges gilt. Provenance: Edward Worseley (contemporary signature on title); E.K. Trowbridge (notation on flyleaf).
FIRST EDITION. Since alterations were made while the sheets were passing through the press, copies are known with different readings in signature C and on E4v. In the present copy, C2v line 3 has been corrected to read "erection" and "lowe"; C4r lines 17-18 read "spee- , ding place." Greg 301; Pforzheimer 163; STC 4994.
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