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The Rivals, A Comedy: As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden by Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Hardcover - 2nd Edition  - 1775 - from Tarrington Books and

The Rivals, A Comedy: As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Condition: Very Good Plus

London: John Wilkie, 1775. 2nd Edition . Very Good Plus. 5 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm). Recent quarter black morocco leather binding with marbled boards. Spine has five raised bands and gilt lettering. Light staining to lower corner of first few pages, half title page has three small holes to the inner margin and an ink spot, small mark and hole to outside margin of title page, a couple of light marks elsewhere but text is generally in very clean condition throughout. A couple of text pages have slight loss to the margins, page 39/40 has a tear to the centre of the page with very slight loss (no loss to text), there are also a few corrections to the text in old ink (these are not noted in the errata.) The second edition of Sheridan's first play, issued in the same year as the first. A nice solid example in a fine later binding. ESTC T942. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 8vo. x, [6], 100


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