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SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley (1751--1816)
[School for scandal. French. 1789]
L'ecole du scandale, ou les mœurs du jour, comedie par monsieur Sheridan: traduite en françois par Mr. Bunel Delille, avocat du parlement de Paris.
A Londres imprime par Galabin, Ingram-Court. Et se trouve chez Mr. Debrett, libraire; chez Mr. Hookham; chez Mr. Southern; chez Bossiere; chez Balcetti; chez Mr. Egerton; chez Mr. Richardson, 1789.
xvi, 159, [1] p. ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

'The School for Scandal' was first performed in May 1777 in Sheridan's first year as manager of the Theatre Royal. It was first translated anonymously into French in 1788. Other French versions have the title: L'École de la médisance. With a list of subscribers [Mrs Galabin's school, Greenwich, 30 copies, Mrs Montagu, Portman Square, 12 copies; also listed is Mr. Necker, controleur général des finances, i.e. Jacques Necker who was recalled for a second X as finance minister in August 1788, was dismissed and recalled in July 1789, and retired in September 1790]. ESTC t90653.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards (the marbling occludes a text in English), gilt double-ruled spine, black morocco spine-label. Bound by Edward Lawrence for 1s. 6d., 1802. (Spiers Box).

Reference Number 3719


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