Plays Written by Mr. John Gay . . . To which is Added an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. JOHN GAY.
Plays Written by Mr. John Gay . . . To which is Added an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author.

Plays Written by Mr. John Gay . . . To which is Added an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author.

Publisher: London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1760.
Edition: First collected edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T13745; NCBEL II, 497.
Condition: Edges a littlle rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 28680

Description

12mo, contemporary sprinkled smooth English calf, orange morocco spine label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontis portrait. Without the final advertisement leaf, as called for in ESTC.

Comments

Six plays by John Gay's, including his most famous ones: The Beggar's Opera, Polly, The Distressed Wife and The Captives. Though these are collected together for the first time, it is a selection, not a complete collection of his plays. The eight-page life is unsigned.

Price: $325.00

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