Epsom-Wells. A Comedy, As it is Acted by Their Majesties Servants. THOMAS SHADWELL.

Shadwell's Most Popular Play

Epsom-Wells. A Comedy, As it is Acted by Their Majesties Servants.

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for H. Herringman, and Sold by R. Bentley, J. Tonson, F. Saunders, and T. Bennet, 1693.
Edition: Third edition, preceded by editions in 1673 and 1676.
Bibliographical References: ESTC R1905; Wing S2845; NCBEL II, 744.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light stains and foxing; lower corner of H1 (pages 51-52) torn, with loss of the catchword on the recto and the first letter of one word on the recto; a good copy.
Book ID: 28771

Physical Description

4to, modern red quarter diced calf, reddish-brown paper boards, gilt lettering.

Comments

One of Thomas Shadwell's most popular plays of the many he wrote, a comedy centered on the licentious and social machinations of the clientele at a fashionable spa at Epsom, Surrey. The cast of characters, who represent a cross section of social strata, include Men of Wit and Pleasure, Two Cheating Bullies, a Haberdasher, Two Country Fellows, Two Young Ladies of Wit, Beauty and Fortune, a Whore, etc. Small leather book label of Arthur John Dorman on the front paste-down.

Price: $275.00