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The Life of Mr. James Quin Comedian, with the History of the State . . . Illustrated with Many Curious and Interesting Anecdotes of Several Persons of Distinction, Literature, and Gallantry . . . Together with His Trial for the Murder of Mr. Bowen
Publisher:
No Publisher, London, 1887.
Description:
An elaborately Grangerized copy, with over fifty illustrations inserted, including four of David Garrick, one each of Colley Cibber and Theophilus Cibber (and two of Susannah Cibber), one of Milton, one of Shakespeare, and seven of Quin himself
Condition:
Modern crushed brown morocco, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, without the index at pages 102-07
Book No.:
W-79215
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Theatre, biography, criminal law, trials, Grangerized
Author:
Canning (ed.), William
Title:
Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History Of the High and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole . . . Duke of High and Nether Holborn . . . Together with A Masque as it was presented . . . for the Entertainment of Q. Elizabeth [etc.]. Wing C444; cf. Gibson 401
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Printed for W. Canning, at his Shop in the Temple-Cloysters, London, 1688.
Description:
The sole early edition of the "solemn revel" performed at Gray's Inn in 1594, one of two Elizabethan Inns of Court revels to survive, conjecturally attributed in part to Francis Bacon and long associated with Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors"
Condition:
Modern crimson morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79305
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Shakespeare, Theatre, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
St. Andre, Nathanael
Title:
A Short Narrative Of an Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbets, Perform'd by John Howard Surgeon at Guilford [with] Richard Manningham, An Exact Diary Of what was observ'd during a Close Attendance upon Mary Toft, The pretended Rabbet-Breeder [etc.]
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[1] Printed for John Clarke [2] Printed for Fletcher Gyles, London, 1727 & 1726.
Description:
First editions of two works central to Mary Tuft's claim that she had given birth to 17 rabbits, inspiring much satiric literature, Hogarth engravings, a Drury Lane play, and Pope's Dunciad, her confession resulting in her brief stay in Bridewell
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, one margin defective affecting a few words (legibility preserved), else quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80051
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
fraud, medicine, women's law, Law and Literature, Theatre, humor

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