14 April 2004
FLETCHER, John (1579-1625). Rule a Wife and have a Wife. A Comoedy. Acted by His Majesties Servants. Oxford: Printed by Leonard Lichfield, 1640.
4o (182 x 136 mm). (A3 supplied from another copy.) Modern dark-green morocco, gilt-lettered on spine, edges gilt (front joint rubbed).
FIRST EDITION of "one of the latest, if not the last of Fletcher's plays... It is also one of his best unaided productions" (Pforzheimer). The title from the fourth line onwards (except the ornament) is printed from the same setting of type as in the Rollo edition published the same year. Greg 598a; Pforzheimer 372; STC 11073.
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