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CENTLIVRE, Susanna (1667?--1723)
The wonder: a woman keeps a secret. A comedy. As it is now acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden. Written by Mrs. Cent Livre. The sixth edition.
London: printed for T. Lowndes, W. Bathoe, T. Caslon and W. Nicoll, 1766.
71, [1] p. : engr.frontis. ; 17.0 cm. (12º)

Originally published anonymously in 1714. Frontispiece by Gerard Van der Gucht after P. La Vergne. The play provided Garrick with one of his finest parts, Don Felix, and it was in this role that he concluded the last fling of his acting career on June 10, 1776. ESTC t26848.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with editions of The artifice, 1735 (q.v.) and The busy body, 1765 (q.v.), both by Centlivre, and of The provok'd wife by Sir John Vanburgh, 1761 (q.v.). The volume is inscribed in ink on the front free-endpaper with calligraphic flourishes J Soan - 1777.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Plays'.

Reference Number 3732


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