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OTWAY, Thomas (1652--1685)
[Works. 1757]
The works of Mr. Thomas Otway; in three volumes. Consisting of his plays, poems, and letters.
London: printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, D. Browne, H. Lintot, J. and R. Tonson, J. Hodges, C. Bathurst, J. Brindley, C. Corbet, T. Waller, A. Strahan, and T. Longman, 1757.
3 vols ; 16.7 cm. (12º)
I: xii, 308, [2] p., engr. frontis. port.
II: 406, [2] p.
III: 382 p.

Title from general title-page in vol. I only; each volume has a volume title-page. The first collected edition of Otway's works was published in 1712. Includes in vol. I an engraved portrait of Otway by I. Miller after M. Beal, and an 'Account of the Life and Writings of Mr Thomas Otway'. The contents, each with a divisional title-leaf, are as follows: Vol. I: Alcibiades. Don Carlos, prince of Spain. Titus and Berenice, with The cheats of Scapin. -- Vol. II: Friendship in fashion. The soldier's fortune. The atheist, or, The second part of The soldier's fortune. -- Vol. III: The orphan. The history and fall of Caius Marius. Venice preserv'd. Poems and letters. ESTC t52784; Lowndes III, 1741.

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. III wanting title-page and all to p. [111] being the text of 'The Orphan'. Bookseller's codes in pencil on vol. I third front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt-ruled border, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red and green morocco spine-labels, marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 3727


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