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Merlin: or, The British inchanter. and King Arthur, the British worthy. : a dramatic opera, as it is performed at the theatre in Goodman's Fields. ...

Author: Henry GiffardGiffard, Mrs.Edmund CurllThomas BowlesJohn DrydenAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for E. Curll, at Pope's Head in Rose-Street, Covent-Garden., 1736.
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Named Person: Arthur, King
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Giffard; Giffard, Mrs.; Edmund Curll; Thomas Bowles; John Dryden; James Sterling
OCLC Number: 24201516
Notes: 8vo: [A]² [chi]² B-C⁴ ²B⁸ F⁴.
Fold. engr. frontis. is "Merlin's Cave in the Royal Gardens at Richmond. T. Bowles Sculp"; p. [i]=t-p; [ii]=blank; [iii]=Dramatis personæ; [iv]=Prologue by Mr. Sterling. Spoken by Mr. Giffard. (catchword: "EPIL-"); [v]=Epilogue by the same. Spoken by Mrs. Giffard.; [vi]=Alterations upon the revival of this opera; [vii-viii]=blank; [1]-32=text ("Finis." at foot of p. 32); [33]-40=text of "The royal chace. or, Merlin's hermitage and cave." ("Finis." above orn. on p. 40)--A typical Curllian variant; another issue is [4], 32, [4]p., without frontis. & "The royal chace" & with the sheets somewhat rearranged & a catchword changed (0LUC #12302701).
Altered from Dryden's King Arthur; by "--Giffard"--Halkett & Laing. -- In pencil on t-p: (Giffard, William).
Description: [8], 40 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill., orn. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: British inchanter
Royal chace
Merlin's hermitage and cave
Merlin's Cave in the Royal Gardens at Richmond

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Merlin, Or The British Inchanter. By William Giffard. 1736

by dougnicholson (WorldCat user published 2012-01-02) Excellent Permalink

I have a copy of this Opera, would like more info, as I understand that John Dryden had a play first?

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