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NEW ENGLISH THEATRE Vol. VI

£32.00

NEW ENGLISH THEATRE Vol. VI

Oroonoko, George Barnwell, Venice Preserved, Jamerlane, Distrest Mother.

LONDON

Printed for J. Rivington & Sons. W. Straham le Johnston, C. Bathurst, J. Davies, J. Dodsley. J. Longman, F. Lowndes, B Law, J. Caston, J. Beckel, W. Nicoll, F. Horsfield, J. Cadell, W. Flexney, W. Woodfall & J. Bew 1776.

Example: The Distrest Mother a Tragedy written by Mr. A M B. Philips. Marked with the Variations in the Manager’s Book at the Theatre-Royal in Covent – Garden.

LONDON

Printed for T. Caslon: T. Lowndes: W. Nicoll; and S. Bladon.

M.DCC.LXXVI 1776

The Reader is desired to observe, that the passages omitted in the Representation at the Theatres are here preserved, and marked with inverted Commas; as in Line 4 to Line 7, from the Top of Page 15.

Description of Book: Once leather and gilt bound book. 'Oroonoko. . by Thomas Southern', 'The London merchant; . by Mr. Lillo', 'Venice preserv'd; . by Mr. Otway', 'Tamerlane. . by N. Rowe', 'The distrest mother. . by Mr. AMB. Philips', have a separate title page dated 1776.

Imprints vary.

The general title page is engraved. Volume VI of 8.

Condition: Very poor as seen in photographs. But complete – foxing and brittle hand cut pages. This treasured book deserves restoring and provides a lovely insight into stage productions of the period. End board label William Dodge Cooper, 1779.

Dimensions: 7” x 4 ¼” x 1”

DCB Book code DP687 177

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