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The Works of. To which is prefixed the Life of the Author.
London: Printed for the Author’s Widow 1778 - First edition, 4to, (xx), 492 pp. Portrait frontispiece, foxed, title page with a crease, closed marginal tears to the final two leaves, marbled endpapers. Recent half calf, retaining the contemporary marbled boards and with later cloth tape to the hinges from an earlier repair, red spine label. A minor playwright and contemporary and rival to Goldsmith, Kelly’s first comedy, "False Delicacy", achieved huge success with the help of Garrick and other well-wishers. Towards the end of his life Kelly was called to the Bar but was not successful, and died leaving a wife and 5 children, for whose benefit this volume was published.
      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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