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Otway's Plays - Volume II

By Otway, Thomas

M Poulson, London, 1722. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 382 pages. Vol II of 'Otway's Plays' declared. No publication information, however, probably from 'The Works of Thomas Otway' published in 1722 by M Poulson and others. Ex-libris plate with arms on the front pastedown for Thomas Basset of the Devon Basset's. Quite possibly rebound for the library and re-described on the spine The volume contains: 'The Orphan: or, the Unhappy Marriage. A Tragedy'; 'The History and Fall of Caius Marius. A Tragedy.'; 'Venice Preserv's: or, a Tragedy'; 'Poems upon Several Occasions. With some Letters.' Full leather. The boards and spine have wear, scuffing, rubbing and marks from handling, shelving and age. They are still characterful and steady and sure. The contents have some age and storage marks fore and aft. In general the pages are thick, clear, clean, generous, amenable, astonishingly fresh for their age, tight, competent, confident. fk