18 December 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. LEO S. BING
GLAPTHORNE, Henry (fl. 1639). The Tragedy of Albertus Wallenstein, Late Duke of Fridland, and Generall to the Emperor Ferdinand the second. London: Tho[mas] Paine for George Hutton, 1640.
Small 4o (164 x 111 mm; inlaid to 216 x 166 mm). (Each leaf inlaid, some closely trimmed at head shaving headlines.) Modern red half morocco. Provenance: John Philip Kemble (1757-1823), great Shakespearean actor (his characteristic inlaying of leaves; inscription on margin round title: "Collated & Perfect J.P.K. 1798; his library sold 26 January 1821); William Cavendish, sixth Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858); Jerome Kern (bookplate; his sale, Anderson Galleries, 2 November 1927, lot 135).
FIRST EDITION, variant title-page with imprint dated 1640. "The setting of the first line of the imprints is the same in the two variants. Since the date was altered in the course of printing publication may have been delayed till near the end of the year" (Greg 564). STC 11912.
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