The Adventures of Five Hours. A Tragi-Comedy.

Publisher: London: Printed for Henry Herrington, 1663.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wing T-3229; Pforzheimer 1012; NCBEL II, 776.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; hinges tender; very good copy, with wide margins.
Book ID: 26034


Folio, modern brown half calf and brown cloth sides, red leather label, gilt lettering, fore- and bottom-edges untrimmed.


¶ The only play by Samuel Tuke (1615-1674), an adaptation from the Spanish of Antonio Coello's Los Empeños de Seis Horas. As noted in Pforzheimer, Pepys attended the opening on January 8, 1663 and declared that the play was "the best . . . that I ever saw, or think ever shall." The Adventures of Five Hours was later reprinted by Dodsley in his Select Collection of Old Plays (1744), which was continued by Hazlitt again in 1876; and Montague Summers wrote an introduction for an edition in 1927.

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