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25 Volumes of British Plays
- London - John Bell 1791 - 75 British plays in 25 volumes published by John Bell. With two plates to each volume. Collated, volume X's The Orphan is lacking its two plates. ÂOtherwise complete. ÂDirect from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. ÂThese works come directly from the library of the Titley Court estate. The titles included are: VolumeÂI: Love for Love By William Congreve, Love Makes a Man or The Fop's Fortune by Colley Cibber and The Busy Body by Mrs CentlivreVolume II: The Mourning Bride by Mr Congreve, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher and The Alychmist by Ben JonsonVolume III: Love in a Village by Isaac Bickerstaff, The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Venice Preserved by Thomas OtwayVolume IV:ÂComus, A Mask by John Milton, Maid of the Mill by Isaac Bickerstaff and The School for Fathers or Lionel and Clarissa by Isaac BickerstaffVolume V: The FairÂPenitentÂby Nicholas Rowe, Zara by Aaron Hill and Douglas by John Home. Volume VI: The Beaux Stratagem by George Farquhar, The Distrest Mother by Ambrose Philips and The Spanish Fryar by Mr Dryden. Volume VII: The Conscious Lovers by SirÂRichard Steele, Every Man in his Humour by Ben Jonson altered by David Garrick and Philaster by Beaumont and FletcherVolume X: The Orphan, Or The Unhappy Marriage by Thomas Otway, Albion Queens by John Banks and Cato by Joseph Addison. Volume XI: Oroonoko By Thomas Southern, A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Mrs Centlivre and Lady Jane Gray by N Rowe. Volume XII: The Careless Husband by Colley Cibber, The Provok'd Husband by John Vanbrugh and Boadicea by Mr Glover. Volume XVI: Tamerlane by N Rowe, The Way to Keep him by Arthur Murphy and Tancred and Sigismunda by James Thomson. Volume XVII: All in the Wrong by Arthur Murphy, The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar and The Grecian Daughter by Arthur Murphy. Volume XVIII: Isabella or The Fatal Marriage by Southern, Constant Couple by George Farquhar and The Gamesters by Shirley and C Johnson. Volume XVIX: Cleone by R Dodsley, Ximena by Colley Cibber and All for Love by Dryden. ÂVolume XX: The City Wives' Confederacy by JohnÂVanbrugh, The Wonder by Mrs Centlivre and The Committee by Sir R Howard. Volume XXI: George Barnwell by George Lillo, The West Indian by Richard Cumberland and The Hypocrite by Isaac Bickerstaff. Volume XXII: TheÂGamester by Edward Moore, Amphitryon by Dr Hawkesworth and The FoundlingÂby Edward Moore. Volume XXIII: The Jealous Wife by George Coleman, The Refusal by Colley Cibber, The Roman Father by Mr Whitehead. Volume XXIV: The Clandestine Marriage by G Colman and D Garrick, The Drummer by Joseph Addison and The Earl of Warwick by Dr FranklinVolume XXV: She Wou'd and She Wou'd NotÂor The Kind ImposterÂby Colley Cibber, The Double Gallant by Colley Cibber and The Minor by SamuelÂFoote. Volume XXVI: The Natural Son by Richard Cumberland, The Brothers by Richard Cumberland and The Good Natured Man by Dr Goldsmith. VolumeÂXXVII [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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