(London: Printed for J. Hindmarsh, R. Bentley, and A. Roper, 1691). 211 x 160 mm. (8 1/4 x 6 1/4"). 4 p.l., 60 pp. FIRST EDITION.
Disbound. Wing M-2973; ESTC R11791. Paper lightly toned, scattered foxing throughout, margins trimmed slightly close (grazing some of the page numbers), upper corner of one leaf with an open tear affecting a handful of words, other minor imperfections, but the majority of the contents quite clean, and on the whole still a good copy of this scarce first edition.
William Mountfort (ca. 1664-92) was a playwright and actor who appeared in a few of Dryden's plays before writing his own. DNB notes that in the present work, "the literary ambitions of Mountfort were finally realized," and due to "[a] happy combination of a delightful script and a talented cast . . . the play was an immediate success." Very rarely seen for sale. (ST15503a)
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