The Only Known Printing

THE ROMAN EMPRESS.

([London]: In the Savoy, printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, 1671). 218 x 156 mm. (8 1/4 x 6 1/8"). 5 p.l., 67, [1] pp. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION.

Disbound. Wing J-1159; ESTC R695. First two quires with top corner slightly gnawed away (no text affected), top edge trimmed a little close (grazing a few running titles), trio of small stains on title page, other very occasional minor blemishes and a hint of foxing on a few pages, but still an excellent copy even in its disbound state, very clean and quite bright, with none of the browning or heavy foxing often seen in similar works.

This seems to be the only edition of the only play penned by writer and Catholic convert William Joyner (alias Lyde, ca. 1622-1706). ESTC notes that it was "Based upon the story of Constantine the Great and his son Crispus," and DNB adds that "it was well received."
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PJP Catalog: 77.081

THE ROMAN EMPRESS. WILLIAM JOYNER.