The Complete Works of . . . For the First Time Collected and Edited with Memorial Introduction, Notes and Illustrations. By the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart.
Place and Imprint: [London:] Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1883-85.
Edition: First collected edition, one of 50 copies only.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL I, 1457.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28849
Physical Description6 vols, 8vo, red half morocco by Strikeman for Charles Scribners' Sons, red cloth sides, gilt decorated and lettered spines, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Viignettes and ornamental initials.
CommentsThe first comprehensive collection of the works of Thomas Nashe (bap.1567- c1601), the colorful playwright, poet, satirist, novelist and pamphleter, who was at the center of the Elizabethan literary scene and many of its controversaries and quarrels. This edition, arranged chronlogically by date of publication, was privately printed by the Huth Library, founded by bibliophile Henry Huth (1815-78) and continued by his son Alfred Henry Huth (1850-1910). On the front free endpaper of volume one is the small ownership stamp of James Laughlin IV, founder of New Directions.
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