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PLAYS - a collection, bound together as follows:
MORTON, John Maddison.

Sent to the Tower A Farce in One Act. pp. 22. Frontispiece. TOGETHER WITH - SHERIDEN, Richard Brinsley. The Critic or A Tragedy Rehearsed. A Dramatic Piece in Two Acts. pp. 30. Frontispiece. MORTON, John Maddison. Lend Me Five Shillings. A Farce in One Act. pp. 29, (i). Frontispiece. OXENFORD, John. Twice Killed. A Farce in One Act. pp. 24. Frontispiece.

Description:
Original black morocco, rubbed, otherwise a very good copy with the bookplate of A. G. MILNE.

*Of interest for the additional printed leaves which make it clear that these plays were performed by a group of friends, each one of which was presumably presented with this specially made up collection. There is a dedicatory leaf with a Latin message, dated February 6th. 1869, and signed with the initials F.L.H., revealed later as F. L. HUTCHINS. The name of the recipient of this volume, ALEXANDER G. MILNE, is added to this leaf in ink. The following leaf is in the nature of a play-bill, giving place and date [LANOW, ELTHAM , Feb.8th. 1869], titles of the plays and the names of the cast, including Hutchins and Milne. This is followed by a leaf of Prologue, in verse. A similar verse Epilogue ends the book. These four, explanatory and additional leaves, must have been specially printed for the presentation copies of this collection. There is no indication of printing history.

All published by Thomas Hailes Lacy. London.

Date Published: No dates [1869].

Stock No. 16429

Price: 75.00

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