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ROWE, Nicholas (1674--1718)
Tamerlane: a tragedy. Written by N. Rowe, Esq;
London: printed for T. Lowndes,, T. Caslon, W. Nicoll, S. Bladon, and W. Griffin, 1770.
82, [2] p. : engr. frontis. ; 16.2 cm. (12º)

Originally published in 1702, Rowe's tragedy portrays Tamerlane, an allegory for King William III, as a noble, generous, high-minded prince, whereas the villain Bajazet represents Louis XIV. ESTC t49862.

Copy Notes Bound (2) in a collection of plays comprising Sir John Vanbrugh, The city wives conspiracy, 1765 (q.v.), William Shakespeare, Othello, 1765 (q.v.), and George Lillo, The London merchant, 17--? (q.v.). Previously stab-stitched.

Binding C18th half sheep, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, olive morocco spine-label, gilt-lettered spine-title reading 'Plays'.

Reference Number 3696


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