Otho: A Tragedy, in Five Acts. [Bound with three other plays]. JOHN NEAL.

Otho: A Tragedy, in Five Acts. [Bound with three other plays].

Publisher: Boston: Published by West, Richardson and Lord, 1819.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 14857; American Bibliography 48825.
Condition: Front hinge cracked, but cords holding; edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 20087

Description

16mo, four volumes in one, contemporary sheep, red leather label, gilt lettering.

Comments

¶ Four contemporary plays bound together: three English plays reprinted by David Longworth in New York and one American original published in Boston. Neal’s Otho has a 21-page preface in which Neal explains the parallels in his plot to Byron’s Corsair and Manfred and comments: “It is probable that I may be charged with imitating Maturin in his Bertram; Lord Byron in all his heros, little and big; together with all the pirates, murderers, felons and knights of the modern school . . . ‘Be it so’.” Bertram by Maturin is one of the other three plays in this volume.

Price: $425.00