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BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE
[Supplement]
Supplement to Bell's British theatre, consisting of the most esteemed farces and entertainments now performing on the British stage. Vol. I. (-IV.).
London: printed for John Bell, at the British Library, Strand, 1784.
4 vols; 17.2 cm. (12°)
I: [6], 370, [2] p., add. engr. t.-pl.
II: [6], 365, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl.
III: [6], 403, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl.
IV: [6], 392 p., add. engr. t.-pl.

Fourteen short comedies and farces in each volume (15 in vol. IV), by leading figures in the London theatre of the period. Each volume has an additional engraved title-page by Thomas Trotter after Thomas Stothard, reading 'Farces. Supplement to Bell's British Theatre.', and bearing the imprint 'Printed for C. Elliot Edinburgh, & sold by J: Bell, ... 1784. London.'. Each volume has an editor's advertisement, dated 'August 1. 1782' (vol. I), 'November 1782' (vol. II), 'March 1783' (vol. III) and 'June 1783' (vol. IV). With a list of 'Books printed for C. Elliot, Edinburgh' on the final page of vol. III. ESTC t64436.

Copy Notes Former library shelf-mark in ink on front free-endpaper to all volumes: D 102 no 2. Engraved titles to volumes II and III protected by tissue guards.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spines with paterae within foliate frames divided by pentaglyph and metope roll-tool, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1507


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