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IRENE: A TRAGEDY. AS IT IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN DRURY LANE by  Samuel Johnson - 1749 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT65287)

IRENE: A TRAGEDY. AS IT IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN DRURY LANE

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IRENE: A TRAGEDY. AS IT IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN DRURY LANE

by Johnson, Samuel

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London: Printed for R. Dodsley ... and Sold by M. Cooper ..., 1749. [8],86,[2]pp. Octavo. Extracted from pamphlet volume. T.e.g., a few small smudges to half-title, otherwise a very good copy, with the advert leaf. First edition of Johnson's only play, published a dozen years after its completion as a consequence of Garrick's offer to stage it when he took over Drury Lane. It was first performed on 6 February 1748. Fleeman speculates that the edition may have been reasonably large, on the order of one thousand copies. Although he attributes little significance to them, the following variations are present in this copy: there is no semi-colon in the imprint; the catchword 'CENE' appears on pages 14 and 23 (rather than 'SCENE'), and no catchword is present on page 60. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.24. FLEEMAN 49.21/1a. ROTHSCHILD 1231.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
WRCLIT65287
Title
IRENE: A TRAGEDY. AS IT IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN DRURY LANE
Author
Johnson, Samuel
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Printed for R. Dodsley ... and Sold by M. Cooper ...
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1749
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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