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VANBRUGH, Sir John (1664--1726)
[The confederacy. 1765]
The city wives confederacy. A comedy. By Sir John Vanbrugh.
London:, printed for J. and R. Tonson,, 1765.
82, [2] p. : engr. frontis. ; 16.2 cm. (12º)

The play first appeared in 1705 as The confederacy and is based on a French original Les bourgeoises à la mode, by F.C. Dancourt; ESTC records one earlier Dublin edition of 1737 with the title as here. Frontispiece engraving by Gerard Van der Gucht. Title-page printed in red and black. ESTC n5000.

Copy Notes Bound (1) in a collection of plays comprising Nicholas Rowe, Tamerlane, 1770 (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 3695

Additional Names Dancourt, Florent Carton (1661--1725)

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