Publisher: (London:) Printed for Samuel Briscoe, 1697.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wing V-57; Pforzheimer 1021; NCBEL II, 749.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; internally a fine, clean copy, with wide margins.
Book ID: 19938
Description4to, modern blue half calf, blue cloth sides, gilt lettering.
Comments¶ The first play and first published work by the architect and playwright Vanbrugh, a sequel to Colley Cibber Love’s Last Shift; or, The Fool in Fashion. The Relapse was performed on and off for over 50 years, translated several times, and adapted by Nathaniel Lee in A Man of Quality (1776) and by Richard Sheridan in A Trip to Scarborough (1777). Rare in the market: only seven copies of The Relapse have appeared in American Book Prices Current in the past 60 years and five of those were prior to 1963, and we could find but one (“a serviceable copy only”) offered for sale in the trade in the past 25 years.