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Another Edition. J. Wenman, 1778. in the Character of Scrub. 8vo, sewn.


Another Edition. Dublin: W. Jones, 1792. 12mo, sewn. 12381 The Constant Couple; or, A TRIP TO THE JUBILEE. A COMEDY Drury-Lane. The Fifth Edition, with a New Scene Added To the part of Wildair, and a New Prologue. J. Clarke, 1732. 12mo, sewn.




Another Edition. Edinburgh: A. Donaldson, 1759. 12mo, sewn. 4s Another Edition. J. Wenman, 1777. Engraved Portrait of Mrs. Barry in the Character of Sir Harry Wildair. 8vo, sewn. 12384 The Inconstant; or, THE WAY TO WIN HIM. A COMEDY Lane. J. Knapton, 1736. Engraved front. 12mo, sewn. 12385

Dublin, W. Smith, 1760. 8vo, sewn.


Another Edition. Another Edition. J. Wenman, 1777. Engraved Portrait of Mrs. Lessingham in the Character of Oriana. 8vo, sewn.




12387 Love and a Bottle. A COMEDY

12mo, sewn.





12388 The Recruiting Officer. A COMEDY
Edition. B. Lintot, 1723. Engraved front., 12mo, sewn.
Another Edition. ib. 1736. Frontispiece, 12mo, sewn.
Another Edition. H. Lintot, 1749. 12mo, sewn.

Engraved Portrait of Weston


3s 6d


Another Edition. J. Harrison, 1778. Lessingham in the Character of Silvia, 8vo, sewn.

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12397 The Twin-Rivals. A COMEDY

12mo, sewn.


at Drury Lane. B. Lintot, 1728.

7s 6d at Drury Lane. The Tenth


at Drury




Another Edition. Edinburgh, A. Donaldson, 1759. 12mo, sewn. 4S

Engraved Portrait of Mrs.


12393 Sir Harry Wildair: BEING THE SEQUEL TO THE TRIP TO THE JUBILEE. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury Lane. By His Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. GEORGE FARQUHAR. James Knapton, 1701. FIRST EDITION. Sm. 4to,


£4 4s Dedication to the Earl of Albemarle, Prologue, Epilogue, Dramatis Personæ (6 pp.). Actors: Wilks, Mills, Johnson, Cibber, Pinkethman, Norris, Fairbank, Simpson, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Verbruggen, Mrs. Lucas. Scene, St. James'. 12394 Another Edition. J. J. and P. Knapton, 1735. Engraved frontispiece, 12mo, sewn. 3s 6d

Another Edition. Edinburgh, A. Donaldson, 1759. 12mo, sewn. 5S

12396 The Stage Coach. A COMEDY at Drury-Lane. ΤΟ WHICH IS PREFIX'D THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF MR. GEORGE FARQUHAR. Dublin, G. Risk. 1719. 12mo. sewn,


£2 2s at Drury Lane. B. Lintot, 1718.

15s 7s 6d


Another Edition. ib. 1736. Engraved front., 12mo, sewn.


12399 Dr. Johannes Faustus [MEDIÆVAL LEGENDS, No. 1.]. PUPPET PLAY. Now First Done into English In Four Acts. D. Nutt, 1893. 8vo, original




12400 The Idylliums of Theocritus, TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK, With Notes Critical and Explanatory by FRANCIS FAWKES, M.A. For the Author by Dryden Leach and sold by J. and R. Tonson, 1767. Engraved medallion portrait of Theocritus. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, half calf. £1 10s

Dedication to the Hon. Charles Yorke, Preface, Some Account of the Life and Writings of Theocritus, An Essay on Pastoral Poetry. By Edward Burnaby Greene. Esq., Subscribers, Errata (65 pp.).

12401 The Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musæus. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL GREEK. By FRANCIS FAWKES, M.A. Printed for J. Newbery, 1760. FIRST EDITION. Sm. 8vo. original calf. £1 1s

For SHAKESPEARE quotation and reference see p. 166.


12402 A Dissertation on Reading the Classics, AND FORMING A JUST STYLE. Written in the Year 1709, and Addressed to the Rt. Hon. John Lord Roos, the Present Marquis of Granby. By HENRY FELTON, D.D., RECTOR OF WHITWELL, IN DERBYSHIRE. The Second Edition, WITH LARGE ADDITIONS. Jonah Bowyer, 1715. 8vo, original calf. £3 3s

Preface, Contents, Advertisement (34 pp.).

For Shakespeare references see pp. 256, 257, 267, and 269.


12403 British Floral Decoration by R. FORESTER FELTON, F.R.H.S., F.Z.S., etc. Adam & Charles Black, 1910. FIRST EDITION. Very fine coloured and other illustrations of flower decoration. Sm. 4to, original cloth.

10s 6d


12404 Female Virtues: A POEM. Printed for T. Cadell, 1787. FIRST EDITION, 4to, sewn.

See pp. 10 and 31 for SHAKESPEARE matter.



12405 An Answer To a late Scurrilous Pamphlet, ENTITLED, THE COUNTESS'S SPEECH TO HER SON RODERIGO, on her first seeing him after his being wounded in his late Duel. To which is subjoin'd, An Introduction, by Way of Reply to the vile Preface annex'd to the said scurrilous Pamphlet. A. Moore (1731). FIRST EDITION. Folio, scarce, 7 pp., UNCUT. £1 1s


12406 The Countess's Speech to her Son Roderigo, UPON HER FIRST SEEING HIM AFTER HE WAS WOUNDED IN A LATE DUEL. [POEM.] As it was presented by the Author on Monday the First Day of February, 1731, to the Rt. Hon. William Pultney, Esq.. at his house in Arlington Street, near St. James's To which is prefixed Some Curious Observations on Boys Challenging their Betters. FIRST EDITION. R. Walker (1731). Folio, 7 pp., sewn, UNCUT. £1 1s

12407 The Duel. A POEM. Inscrib'd to the Rt. Hon. W****** P*****y, Esq. The Second Edition. A. Moore (c. 1737). Folio, sewn.



12408 Gilchrist (James P.) A Brief Display of the Origin and History of Ordeals; Trials by Battle, Courts of Chivalry or Honour, and the DECISION OF PRIVATE QUARRELS BY SINGLE COMBAT; also a Chronological Register of the PRINCIPAL DUELS FOUGHT FROM THE ACCESSION OF HIS LATE MAJESTY TO THE PRESENT TIME, by JAMES P. GILCHRIST. Printed for the Author, 1821. Svo, a very fine LARGE PAPER copy, very elegant contemporary binding of black morocco extra, sides covered with an elaborate design in gold tooling, the back also tooled, gilt edges, a handsome book.

in a

£2 18s

Dedication to Prince Frederick, Duke of York, Preface (32 pp.). 12409 The Noble Duellists; or, MACARIO'S WELCOME TO THE SHADES. A POEM. A. Moore, 1730. FIRST EDITION, folio, 7 pp., sewn. 10s 6d


12410 Mariamne.

12mo, sewn.



For the Company of Booksellers. N.D.

Another Edition. Dublin, S. P. for J. Hyde, 1723. FIRST DUBLIN EDITION. 12mo, sewn.


Another Edition. J. Tonson, 1735. Engraved front., 12mo, sewn. 5S
Another Edition. Dublin, B. Gunne, 1759. 12mo, sewn.

4s 6d

Another Edition. H. Lintot, 1745. Frontispiece, 12mo, sewn.

3s 6d




c. 1733.



12415 An Ode to the Sun FOR THE NEW-YEAR. Jacob Tonson, 1707. FIRST EDITION. NARCISSUS LUTTREL'S copy, who has written on title-page the priceбd.' and the date 11 Januar, 6.' Folio, 15 pp. POEM, sewn. £2 2s 12416 Oxford and Cambridge Miscellany Poems. Bernard Lintot, (1709). FIRST EDITION. Engraved frontispiece. 8vo, old calf. £6 6s

Dedication to Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex. 5 pp.


12417 The Bibliomania, AN EPISTLE, TO RICHARD HEBER, Esq. By JOHN FERRIAR, M.D. T. Cadell, 1809. FIRST EDITION. 4to, calf, rebacked, SCARCE.

£3 3s


12418 The Coffee-House Politician; or, THE JUSTICE CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln's Inn Fields. 1730. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn, RARE. £8 18s 6d

Prologue spoken by Milward, Epilogue spoken by Mrs. Younger, Dramatis Personæ (5 pp.) Actors: Milward, Hippisley, Boheme, Walker, Chapman, Hulett, Ray, H. Bullock, Hall, McLean, Houghton, Mrs. Boheme, Mrs. Templer, Mrs. Bullock, Mrs. Kilby, Mrs. Stevens. The Scene, London.

This is a very scarce play.

The running headline title is " Rape upon Rape; or, The Justice Caught in his Own Trap."

This is a good comedy, but the humour is low, as may be supposed from the running title, and not very decent.

12419 The Covent-Garden Tragedy, as it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's Servants. J. Watts, 1732. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, sewn. FINE COPY. £8 8s

Prolegomena, a Criticism on the Covent Garden Tragedy, Prologue spoken by THEOPHILUS CIBBER, Epilogue spoken by Miss Raftor. Actors: Mullart, Cibber, Jr., Paget, Roberts, Jones, Bridgewater, Miss Raftor, Mrs. Mullart, Miss Mears. The Scene, An Antichamber, or rather back parlour, in Mother Punchbowl's House.

This is a very humorous mock tragedy, but the characters are too low.

12420 Don Quixote in England. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the New Theatre in the Haymarket. By HENRY FIELDING, Esq. J. Watts, 1734. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, sewn. FINE COPY. £8 8s Dedication to Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Preface, Table of the Songs, Dramatis Personæ (11 pp.). Actors: Roberts, Mullart, Macheen, Macklin, Warwell, Turbutt, Jones, Hewson, Topham, Hallam, Hicks, Miss Atherton, Mrs. Hide, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Egerton, Miss Jones. Scene, An Inn in a County Borough.

Contains the well known song, "A Hunting we will go."

12421 The Dramatic Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. In three volumes. A. Millar, 1755. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, 3 vols., old marbled calf, A GOOD COPY OF A VERY RARE BOOK. . £42

Contents of Vol. 1:-Love in Several Masques; Temple Beau; The Author's Farce, and Pleasures of the Town; The Coffee-House Politician; Tom Thumb; The Letter-Writers. Contents of Vol 2:-The Grub Street Opera; The Masquerade, a Poem; The Lottery; The Modern Husband; The Mock Doctor; Covent Garden Tragedy; The Debauchees; The Miser. Contents of Vol. 3:-Intriguing Chambermaid; Don Quixote in England; The Virgin Unmasked; The Universal Gallant; Pasquin; The Historical Register; Tumbledown Dick; Miss Lucy in Town.

12422 The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, AND HIS FRIEND MR. ABRAHAM ADAMS. Abridged From the Works of H. FIELDING, Esq; Printed for F. Newbery, at the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1769. Quaint engraved front. and plates. 16mo, onginal floral paper covers, as issued. A VERY RARE BOOK. £15 15s

It has been suggested that Oliver Goldsmith abridged Fielding's novel for F. Newbery, for it is known that he did similar work for this celebrated publisher of children's books.


12423 The History of Tom Jones. A FOUNDLING. By HENRY FIELDING. In Four Volumes. Basil: Printed for J. L. Legrand, 1791. 4 vols. Royal 8vo, contemporary half roan. £1 15s


12424 The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, BY THE LATE HENRY FIELDING, Esq. A. Millar, 1755. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, original calf.

£16 16s

12425 The Letter-Writers; or, A NEW WAY TO KEEP A WIFE AT HOME. A FARCE, in three Acts. As it is Acted at the Theatre in the Hay-Market. Written by Scriblerus Secundus. J. Roberts, 1731. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn, FINE COPY, scarce. £8 18s 6d

Advertisement, Dramatis Personæ (2 pp.).

Actors: Lacy, Mullart, Jones, Hallam, Reynhold, Wathon, Davemport, Miss Lacy, Mrs. Mullart, Mrs. Stokes.

A very good farce.

12426 Love in Several Masques. A COMEDY, As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, in Drury-Lane. Written by Mr. FIELDING. Dublin: S. Powell, 1728. FIRST DUBLIN EDITION. 8vo, sewn. £2 2s

Fielding's first play.

12427 Miscellanies, BY HENRY FIELDING, Esq. In Three Volumes. Printed for the Author, and Sold by A. Millar, 1743. FIRST EDITION, 3 vols., old marbled calf, VERY FINE COPY, marbled edges. £32 Besides much other matter, this contains the first edition of "Jonathan Wild." 12428 Another Copy. Ib., 1743. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols., 8vo, original calf, rebacked. £22 10s 12429 The Miser. A COMEDY, taken from Plautus and Moliere, as it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. By HENRY FIELDING, Esq. J. Watts, 1733. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn, FINE COPY. £4 4s Dedication to Charles, Duke of Richmond, Prologue spoken by Mr. Bridgewater. Epilogue written by COLLEY CIBBER, Spoken by Mrs. Raftor.

This comedy is the only one of Fielding's Plays which keeps possession of the stage. It is taken from Moliere, who borrowed the principal characters from the Aurelasia of Plautus. Fielding has improved the catastrophe, and the characters of Lappet and Mariana are better than the corresponding ones in Moliere, or in Shadwell's Miser. It, however, wants incident, a fault which Shadwell avoids by means of an underplot. Victor says: "Griffin remained little noticed till this play came out, in which he showed great abilities, and met with general approbation.' is hardly correct, for Griffin had played several good parts before The Miser.


12430 The Modern Husband. A COMEDY, as it is Acted at the TheatreRoyal in Drury Lane. J. Watts, 1732. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn, scarce, FINE COPY. £4 4s

Dedicated to Sir Robert Walpole, Prologue spoken by Mr. Wilks, Epilogue spoken by Mrs. Heron, another Epilogue spoken by Mrs. Heron (7 pp.). The characters of Mr. and Mrs. Modern are well conceived, but, for Fielding, this is rather a dull comedy.

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