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Venice Preserv'd, or, A Plot Discovered.

by OTWAY, Thomas

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First Edition OTWAY, Thomas. Venice Preserv'd, or, A Plot Discovered. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Duke's Theatre. London: For Jos. Hindmarsh, 1682. First edition. Small quarto (8 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 207 x 157 mm). [8], 72 pp. Modern half black calf over marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spine. New endpapers. Edges red. Spine rubbed and cracked. Corners bumped. Back free endpaper almost detached. Damp-stain to title-page. Very good. "This is the most famous product of the Restoration stage and has probably been revived more often than any other play save those of Shakespeare." (Pforzheimer 779) Pforzheimer 779. HBS 64662. $450
  • Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 64662
  • Title: Venice Preserv'd, or, A Plot Discovered.
  • Author: OTWAY, Thomas
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: For Jos. Hindmarsh
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1682


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