14 April 2004
SHIRLEY, James (1596-1666). The Humorous Courtier. A Comedy, As it hath been presented with good applause at the private house in Drury-Lane. London: T[homas] C[otes] for William Cooke, and are to be sold by James Becket, 1640.
4o (175 x 127 mm). (Few headlines and catchwords shaved.) Modern blue morocco, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine, edges gilt, by Riviere (front joint a bit rubbed). Provenance: Jerome Kern (bookplate; sold Anderson Galleries, 2 November 1927, lot 306).
FIRST EDITION. A2r provides "A Catalogue of such things as hath been published by James Shirley Gent," listing 20 titles. Greg 577; STC 22447.
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