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12431 The Old Debauchees. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. By His Majesty's Servants. By the Author of the Modern Husband. Printed for J. W. and Sold by J. Roberts, 1732. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, blue paper cover, OF THE GREATEST RARITY. £8 18s 6d
Prologue spoken by William Mills, Dramatis Personæ (2 pp.).
Actors: Shepherd, Mills, jr., Cibber, jr., Roberts, Miss Rastor, Miss Williams. Scene, Thoulon.
The title to the later issues was altered to The Debauchees, or, the Jesuit Caught.
12432 An Old Man Taught Wisdom; or, The Virgin Unmask'd. A FARCE. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre Royal, By His Majesty's Servants. By Henry Fielding, Esq. With the Musick prefix'd to each song. The Second Edition. J. Watts, 1735. 8vo, sewn. £1 1s 12433 The Temple Beau. A COMEDY, as it is Acted at the Theatre in Goodman's Fields. J. Watts, 1730. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn, £4 4s Prologue written by Mr. RALPH, and spoken by Mr. Giffard, Epilogue written by a Friend, and spoken by Mrs. Giffard, Songs (4 pp.).
This comedy is fully equal to The Miser, and is much superior to any other of Fielding's plays.
12434 The Universal Gallant; or, THE DIFFERENT HUSBANDS. A COMEDY. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury Lane. John Watts, 1735. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn, FINE COPY, RARE.
£4 14s 6d Dedication to the Duke of Marlborough, Advertisement, Prologue spoken by Mr. Quin, Dramatis Personæ, Epilogue spoken by Mrs. Heron (8 pp.).
The piece was unsuccessful; it was acted but once.
12435 A Free Comment on the late Mr. W [innin]g[to]n's Apology for his Conduct, Which Clears up the Obscurities of that Celebrated Posthumous Work, and dissipates the Cloud in which the Author has thought proper to Envelope his Meaning. By a Lady, in a Letter to her Friend in the Country.
His Principles, of ancient Date,
Ill Suit with those profes'd of late.-SWIFT.
W. Webb (1747). 8vo, 31 pp., sewn.
Connected with Henry Fielding, as for some time the tract Mr. Winnington's Apology for his Conduct, was supposed to be written by him. As a matter of fact he wrote The Proper Answer, etc., 1747.
12436 Fvimvs Troes, Æneid 2, THE TRVE TROIANES, being a Story of the Britaines Valour at the Romanes first invasion; publikely REPRESENTED BY THE GENTLEMEN STUDENTS OF MAGDALEN COLLEDGE IN OXFORD. London: Printed by I. L. for
Robert Allot, and are to be sold at the signe of the Beare in Paul's Churchyard, 1633. FIRST EDITION. J. P. KEMBLE'S copy, inlaid throughout, small 4to, half morocco. £8 8s
This is Fisher's most considerable work. It is a play of the University type, written in blank verse, and interspersed with lyrics. Druids, poets, and a harper, are introduced, and it ends with a masque and chorus.
FITZ-MAURICE (Lady ELIZABETH and Lord WILLIAM).
2436a Love without Artifice: or, The Disappointed Peer. A HISTORY OF THE AMOUR BETWEEN LORD MAURITIO AND EMILIA. Being the Case of ELIZABETH FITZ-MAURICE, alias LEESON, and the Lord WILLIAM FITZ-MAURICE, Relating to a Marriage-Contract between them; Which was confirmed by a Court of Delegates, in the Lady's Behalf, on Wed., March 14, 1732-3, at Serjeant's Inn, in Chancery-Lane. E. Curll, 1733. 8vo, sewn. £1 1s
Printed for the Author.
FIRST EDITION AND PRIVATELY
PRINTED FOR THE
To his noble friends, The Readers, Epigram in praise of Epigram (4 pp.).
An interesting SHAKESPEARE reference is found in this book in its earliest state. In The Shakespeare allusion Book, the quotation is from the Epigrams of the 1670 Edition, where it is headed "Of the difference Betwixt the Ancient and Modern Playes and differs much in the opening lines:
On the Play, if she wou'd, if she cou'd. To the Duke of N.
To tell you what I think of Etridg Play
Like squibs and crackers neither warms nor heats,
Which quickly past, makes you but colder after,
With Johnson's fire, or Fletcher's flame and spirits
12438 An Enquiry into the Customary-Estates and Tenant-Rights of those who hold lands of Church and other Foundations, BY THE TENURE OF THREE LIVES and Twenty-One Years. With SOME CONSIDERATIONS FOR RESTRAINING EXCESSIVE FINES. By EVERARD FLEETWOOD, Esq. J. Roberts, 1731. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, sewn.
Pilgrim. A COMEDY
FLETCHER (ANDREW) and THOMSON (James).
12438a Essays on the Lives and Writings of Fletcher of Saltoun and the Poet Thomson: BIBLIOGRAHPICAL, CRITICAL AND POLITICAL. WITH SOME PIECES OF THOMSON'S NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. By D. S., EARL OF BUCHAN. J. Dodsley, 1792. FIRST EDITION. Engraved portrait of Andrew Fletcher after Aikman. 8vo, contemporary morocco, neatly jointed. £2 2s
at Drury Lane by Mr. Likewise a Prologue, Epilogue, Diaby Mr. DRYDEN, just before his death.
12440 The Purple Island; or, The Isle of Man. AN ALLEGORICAL POEM. By PHINEAS FLETCHER, Esteemed the Spenser of his Age. To which is added CHRIST'S VICTORY AND TRIUMPH, A POEM, in Four Parts. By GILES FLETCHER. Both written in the last Century. A New Edition, corrected and revised, with additional Notes by the Editor. Frys and Couchman, 1783. 8vo, original calf. £1 1s
FOOT (REV. JAMES).
12441 Penseroso, or The Pensive Philosopher In His Solitudes. POEM IN SIX BOOKS. By the Revd. JAMES FOOT. London, for the Author, and sold by C. Bathurst, 1771. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, original calf. £1 1s
Preface (5 pp.).
12442 The Englishman in Paris. A COMEDY at Drury Lane. J. Wenman, 1778. Engraved portrait of Woodward in the Character of Buck. 8vo,
12443 The Mayor of Garratt. A COMEDY
at Drury Lane. Harrison &
Co., 1780. Engraved portrait of Foote in the Character of Major Sturgeon. 8vo,
12444 The Minor. A COMEDY. A COMEDY. Written by Mr. FOOTE. At the New Theatre, in the Hay-Market. J. Coote, 1760. FIRST EDITION, fore and lower margins, UNCUT, top edges gilt, 8vo, copperplate frontispiece, half morocco.
Dedication to William, Duke of Devonshire.
Foote first brought out this comedy-in two acts-at Dublin, Jan. 21, 1760, when
it was damn'd. He now enlarged it to three acts, and it met with the success it deserved. This is Foote's best piece; it is not possible to conceive a character more truly comic than Mrs. Cole. The play was written to ridicule the Methodists.
Another Edition. J. Wenman, 1778. Engraved portrait of Foote in the Character of Mrs. Cole. 8vo, sewn. 12446 The Orators. A COMEDY at Drury Lane. Engraved portrait of Foote in the Character of the Lecturer.
Belfast, Printed for Robert Johnston 1760.
12447 Memoirs of the Life of Lord Lovat. London, Printed printed William Brien, 1746. 12mo, sewn.
Pitty Shee's a Whore
Acted by the Queenes Maiesties Ser-
12448 Ajax His Speech to the Grecian Knabbs, FROM OVID'S METAM.
J. Wenman, 1777. 8vo, sewn.
Printed by Nicholas Okes for Richard
FIRST EDITION. Sm. 4to, red levant morocco extra, FINE LARGE
Dramatis Personæ, Dedication to the Earle of Peterborough (3 pp.).
This was Ford's first play without a co-adjutator.
In this tragedy, of which the subject is singularly repulsive, Ford displays the subtlest qualities of his genius. The final colloquy between Annabella and Giovanni is one of the most memorable scenes in the English drama.
12450 The Miraculous Cure; OR, THE CITIZEN OUTWITTED. A FARCE. Compiled by BROWNLOW FORDE. Newry: George Stevenson, 1771. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, sewn, VERY RARE. £2 2s Advertisement, Dramatis Personæ (2 pp.) [at end]. Books Sold by Geo. Stevenson, Printer and Bookseller in Newry (2 pp.). Founded on Cibber's Double Gallant. Unknown to Genest.