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13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc. 3,100.00
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Jonson, Ben [Johnson, Ben]

Catalogue No.: jon01

Publisher:

London.: Printed by Richard Bishop and Robert Young

Edition:

From the second portfolio; Published Date: 1640

Illustrations:

Chapter heading illustrations and vignettes

Dimensions:

300 x 190 mm (12 x 7 inches) - 886pp.

Appearance:

Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design.

Condition:

Cover worn and scuffed. Upper board cracked and reattached. Some corner wear to first 50 pages and light staining. Lacks preliminaries, including title and half title. Hand written contents page on verso of ffep and handwritten title on paste-down. Two pages of neat handwritten text to the 'Alchemist' [589/590] and 'Catiline' [599/600]. Also some occasional contemporary writing on fore edge columns. Contents firm.

The book is from the 2nd Folio of the Works of Ben Jonson, primarily plays. Handwritten title [on paste-down] states 'Ye seconde folio of Father Ben his Workes'. The volume commences at page 3 with a one page dedication 'To the most learned and my honour'd friend 'Mr. Camden, Clarentiaux' and ends 'Your true lover, Ben Johnson'. Each of the 13 plays, or pieces by Ben Jonson has its own dated Title and Dedication page, [apart from 'Everyman in His Humour] with the majority of plays followed by a list of persons in each play and a cast list of the principal actors at the first performance of the play with date. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [Will. Shake-Speare] is named as one of the actors [or 'Principall Comedians' or 'Tragedians'] in several plays notably 'Everyman in his Humour' and 'Seianus his Fall'. [Shakespeare's Company produced several of Jonson's plays].

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13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc.
13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc.
13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc.
13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc.