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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
PIZARRO:A TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS.Taken from the German Drama of Kotzebue; and Adapted to the English Stage
London: For James Ridgeway, 1799. First Edition, Fine in Contemporary Polished Speckled Calf. Raised Cords, Ruled Boards abnd Edges, Elaboratly Gilt Spine with Red Morocco Lables for Title and Date. Top Edge Gilt, Marbled Endpapers with Small Contermporary (1800) Review od a Performance of the Drama Mounted to the Flyleaf. SIGNED BINDING BY WOOD OF LONDON. A FINE HANDSOME COPY. Sheridan's last play, an adaption of Kotzebue's Die Spanier in Peru and Rolla's Tot (Pizarro, the Spanish conqueror of Peru, was born in 1471 and died in 1541), was perhaps his most successful and the sensation of the season. Amongst the Dramatis Personae of the original production were both Kembles, Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Siddons. NCBEL II, 820; Nicoll III. p. 306: Stratman 5744. Wise states that this work was issued without a half-title.Fine Woven Paper Copy with 1797 Watermark. . First Edition. Full Speckled Calf. Fine/NoDJ as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.
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