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Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723.
Works of the celebrated Mrs. Centlivre .
London : Printed for J. Knapton, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. and R. Tonson, S. Crowder and Co. W. Bathoe, T. Lownds, T. Caslon, and G. Kearsly, 1760-61
|Named Person:||Susanna Centlivre; Susanna Centlivre|
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Susanna Centlivre; Isaac Taylor; D Fermin; John Knapton; Charles Hitch; Lacy Hawes; William Bathoe; Thomas Lowndes; Thomas Caslon; George Kearsley; Stanley Crowder; Henry Woodgate; Richard Varick; Maude Adams; J. and R. Tonson,; S. Crowder and Co,; Maude Adams Estate,; New York Society Library.
|Notes:||"In three volumes" precedes the contents and the sub-title.
Each volume has a dated t.p., vol. 1: 1761; vols. 2-3: 1760, and include the names of two additional booksellers, H. Woodgate and S. Brookes.
Frontispiece portrait signed: D. Fermin, pinx.; I. Taylor sculp.
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Pagination, v. 1: xii, , 8-376; v. 2: , 10-380 p.
Library set is a gift of the Estate of Maude Adams. Incomplete, lacking v. 3. Binding: red morocco, gold rolls on boards and spine; tooling on spine panels; direct lettering in gold; all edges gilt; turn-ins; marbled end-papers. A different copy of this work was borrowed by Richard Varick (trustee, mayor of N.Y.C.) on January 21st, 1792 (v. 2 only), returned on the 31st. Listed in library's 1791 catalogue, p. 85 as Centlivre's (mrs.) works (plays), 3 vols.
Contents: v. 1. To the world [about the author]. Perjur'd husband. Beaux's duel. Gamester. Basset table. Love at a venture. Wonder, a woman keeps a secret. Man's bewitch'd. Gotham election. Wife well managed. A Bickerstaff's burying. Bold stroke for a wife. Artifice. Stolen heiress -- v. 2. Love's contrivance. Busy body. Marplot in Lisbon. Platonic lady. Perplexed lovers. Cruel gift.
|Description:||3 volumes : portrait ; 18 cm (12°)|
|Contents:||v. 1. The life of the author. Perjur'd husband. Beaux's duel. Gamester. Basset table. Love at a venture. Stolen heiress.--v. 2. Love's contrivance. Busy body. Marplot in Lisbon. Platonic lady. Perplexed lovers. Cruel gift.--v. 3 The wonder. The man bewitch'd. Gotham election. Wife well managed. Bickerstaff's burial. Bold stroke for a wife. Artifice.|
Mrs. Centlivre's works
Works of Mrs. Centlivre