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The Rivals, a Comedy
London: John Wilkie, 1775. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. 20th-century brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere. Inner margins of half-title, title-page, a1 and a2 restored. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered and no catchword on p. 100. Attractive large copy of Sheridan's first published play, one of the great English comedies, featuring the deliciously ludicrous Mrs. Malaprop: "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" Ashley V, p.152; Williams, p. 212. Provenance: George Clinton Fairchild Williams, 1857-1933, American book collector (bookplate); Clara & Irwin Strasburger (bookplate, Clara's sale, Sotheby's New York, 25 June 1982, lot 464); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)
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