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Comedies and tragedies

Author: Francis BeaumontJohn FletcherJames ShirleyHumphrey RobinsonHumphrey MoseleyAll authors
Publisher: London, : Printed for Humphrey Robinson, at the three Pidgeons, and for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Armes in St. Pauls Church-yard., 1647.
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Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616.
Comedies and tragedies.
London, : Printed for Humphrey Robinson, at the three Pidgeons, and for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Armes in St. Pauls Church-yard., 1647
(OCoLC)993748161
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher; James Shirley; Humphrey Robinson; Humphrey Moseley; William Marshall; George Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 3083972
Notes: Printed by at least 8 printers, see Pforzheimer catalogue.
Includes all the plays not hitherto printed, except the Wild-goose chase, the manuscript of which was later recovered and which was printed in 1652.
"The Epistle dedicatorie" is signed by John Lowin, Joseph Taylor, and eight others; "To the reader" is signed: Ja. Shirley, who is usually regarded as the editor.
Initials; head- and tail- pieces.
Engraved frontispiece portrait of Fletcher signed Guliel. Marshall, fecit.
Portrait known in two states. The first state reads "vates duplex" on the fourth line; the second state reads "Vates Duplex" and has "J. Berkenhead" engraved in smaller type.
Various errors in pagination.
Signatures: A⁴ a-c⁴ d-e² f⁴ g² B-K⁴ L² 2A-2S⁴ 3A-3X⁴ 4A-4I⁴ 5A-5R⁴ 5S⁶ 5T-5X⁴ 6A-6K⁴ 6L⁶ 7A-7C⁴ 7D² 7E-7G⁴ 8A-C⁴ *8D² 8D-8F⁴.
With: Fletcher, J. The wild-goose chase. London : Printed for Humpherey Moseley ..., 1652. Bound together subsequent to publication.
LC copy imperfect: "and" misspelled "an" in author statement on t.p.; item no. 157 of the George Fabyan Collection.
Description: [52], 75, [1], 143, [1], 165, [3], 71, [1], 172, 92, 50 [i.e. 52], 48 [i.e. 52] pages, [1] leaf of plates : 1 portrait (engraving) ; 33 cm
Contents: The mad lover --
The Spanish curate --
The little French lawyer --
The custome of the countrey --
The noble gentleman --
The captaine --
The beggars bush --
The coxcombe --
The false one --
The chances --
The loyall subject --
The lavves of Candy --
The lovers progres --
The island princes --
The humorous lieutenant --
The nice valour, or, The passionate mad-man --
The maide in the mill --
The prophetesse --
The tragedie of Bonduca --The sea voyage --
The double marriage --
The pilgrim --
The knight of Malta --
The womans prize: or, The tamer tamed --
Loves cure or, The martial maide --
The honest mans fortune --
The queene of Corinth --
Women pleas'd --
A wife for a moneth --
Wit at severall weapons --
The tragedie of Valentinian --
The faire maid of the inne --
Loves pilgrimage --
The maske of the gentlemen of Grayes-Inne, and the inner temple --
Foure playes (or morall representations) in one.
Other Titles: Plays
Responsibility: written by Francis Beaumont and Iohn Fletcher, gentlemen. ; neverprinted [sic] before, and now published by the authours originall copies.

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