14 April 2004
DEKKER, Thomas (ca 1572-ca 1632). A Tragi-Comedy: Called, Match mee in London. As it hath beene often Presented; First, at the Bull in St. Johns-street; And lately, at the Private-House in Drury-Lane, called the Phoenix. London: Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for H. Siele, 1631.
4o (173 x 131 mm). (Title soiled, few small marginal repairs, some mostly marginal worming occasionally catching letters, stain on F4, trimmed with some headlines shaved and some loss of signature marks and catchwords.) 20th-century russia, by Riviere.
FIRST EDITION of Dekker's tragicomedy, written in the manner of Beaumont and Fletcher. "The title means 'Can even London show anything as bad as this.' It was possibly written and acted sometime before printing, perhaps nearly twenty years earlier, though the evidence which is usually adduced to prove this is not strong" (Pforzheimer 282). Greg 440; STC 6529.
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