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Bailey, Abraham; Sheridan, Richard Brinsley [owner]
THE SPIGHTFUL SISTER [Sheridan's copy]
THE SPIGHTFUL SISTER [Sheridan's copy]
Author: Bailey, Abraham; Sheridan, Richard Brinsley [owner]
Edition: First Edition
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Francis Kirkman
Publication Date: 1667

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ESTC R9308. Wing B445. Woodward & McManaway 8. Scarce, with OCLC listing only 8 institutional copies of this state and no copies at auction since 1931. Another state of the edition with Thomas Dring named as publisher in imprint and with advertisement at bottom of A2v; this state lacks advertisement.

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751-1816) was an Anglo-Irish playwright, writer and politician. He was the owner of the famed Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London and wrote several prominent plays, including 'The Rivals,' 'The Duenna,' 'The School for Scandal,' and 'A Trip to Scarborough.'

Quarto, [4], 64 pages. In Good condition. Bound in 19th century half green leather with marbled paper boards, spine with gilt lettering. With morderate rubbing and shelfwear, middle of spine with a spot where spine is peeling away. Gutter opening at title page, with lower section of text block detaching from spine. Ink math to title page, I2 verso. E4 with large tear to upper fore corner, some loss to text on verso.

All leaves trimmed close, with some minor occasional loss. With nine instances of single word ink marginalia, some with matching underlining, some partially trimmed away.

With the bookplate of Richard Brinsley Sheridan to the front pastedown. His signature on the title page.

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Item: 1375442
THE SPIGHTFUL SISTER [Sheridan's copy] THE SPIGHTFUL SISTER [Sheridan's copy] THE SPIGHTFUL SISTER [Sheridan's copy] THE SPIGHTFUL SISTER [Sheridan's copy]