THE CAMPAIGN: A Poem (1713); ROSAMOND: An Opera (1713); HENRY THE SECOND, KING OF ENGLAND with The Death of Rosamond: A Tragedy (1720); THE SUCCESSFUL STRANGERS: A Tragi-Comedy (1719); THE WILD GALLANT: A Comedy (1735); THE SIEGE or LOVE'S CONVERT: A Trag

Published by Jacob Tonson; J. Tonson; G. Strahan and W. Mears; G. Strahan and W. Mears; J. Tonson; Humphrey Moseley in London 1713; 1713; 1720; 1719; 1735; 1651
SKU: 52005
12mo. (approx. 16.7 x 9.6cm) hardback in original 18th Century full calf, raised bands, gilt rules and number 5 to spine, and gilt rules to boards. [4], 19pp., with engraved frontispiece; [2], pages numbered 25-74, with engraved frontispiece; [12], pages numbered 421-491; [16], pages numbered 97-176 including 2pp. Epilogue; 82pp., plus 2pp. Epilogue, with engraved frontispiece; [6], pages numbered 97-180. Cast Lists to second and third plays. Contemporary ink initials to ffep. The last play (Cartwright 1651) has occasional contemporary handwritten ink notes (and decorative scrolls) throughout, some illegible. It has also been trimmed rather tight to top and foredge with slight loss to top word of title page and to some of the handwritten notes at the foredge. Occasional light foxing and browning to pages, particularly second and fourth plays. Some light wear and rubbing to spine and boards with small areas of scuffing to top surface of calf at lower edge (please see photos). Overall a Good+ Copy. This is one volume of a large collection of uniformly bound mainly 18th century collections of plays (generally 4 or 5 per volume) from the collection of the Vaughan Jenkins family of the Manor of Priston in Somerset. They were mostly bought at the time of publication in London (c.1713 - 1765, but some as early as 1655) and uniformly bound. Many of the volumes have the initials MCJ (Mary Caroline Jenkins, 1731-1790) or ED (Elizabeth Davis, nee Jenkins, 1736-1810) who were the daughters of Elizabeth Jenkins (1712-1766) and William Jenkins (1688-1774), who became Lord of the Manor of Priston in 1757 when the family moved from London. These books all remained at Priston until being inherited by the uncle of the vendor of the collection.

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