The Captives. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty’s Servants. JOHN GAY.

The Captives. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty’s Servants.

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1724.
Edition: First edition, first state with A4 not canceled.
Bibliographical References: Rothschild 923; NCBEL II, 498; ESTC T13811.
Condition: Outer top margins a little worn, just affecting the page number on the final leaf; very good copy.
Book ID: 28289

Description

8vo, disbound, 67 pages. Woodcut ornaments and initials. Without the half-title.

Comments

One of John Gay's lessor known works, a tragedy that met with little success and has been long overshadowed by The Beggar's Opera, but it has a clever, humorous epilogue probably by Gay's friend Alexander Pope, that is worth the price of admission.

Price: $250.00

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