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The devil to pay ; or, The wives metamorphos'd. : an opera. As it is perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's servants.

Author: Charles Coffey; John Mottley; Theophilus Cibber; Thomas Jevon
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Watts ..., 1732.
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Genre/Form: Librettos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coffey; John Mottley; Theophilus Cibber; Thomas Jevon
OCLC Number: 2785286
Notes: First performed and published in 1731 in three acts.
Dedication signed: Cha. Coffey.
Adapted, with help from John Mottley, from Thomas Jevon's The devil of a wife. Reduced to one act by Theophilus Cibber.
In one act.
There are two issues of this edition known to exist. One issue has head-piece on leaf A2r with Cupid enthroned. Another issue has different ornaments in gathering A, with head-piece on A2r having two sirens. Cf. ESTC.
Final page blank.
Table of songs (16)): p. [6] at front.
With tunes for the songs.
Head-pieces; tail-piece; initials.
Description: [8], 31, [1] pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm (8vo in 4s)
Other Titles: Devil to pay.
Wives metamorphos'd
Responsibility: written by the author of The beggar's wedding. ; With the musick prefix'd to each song.

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