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Rectos only, with some annotations and corrections on versos.
Binding: quarter-calf with vellum corners over marbled board front and later textured board rear.
Inscription on verso of front flyleaf attributes the play and the hand of the MS to Edmund Malone (1741-1812).
Prologue, definitely in Malone's hand, refers to the death of Roscius [probably David Garrick (1717-1779)].
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Manuscript adaptation of Vanbrugh's play of 1705, itself an adaptation of Flourent-Carton Dancourt's "Bourgoises a la mode" of 1692. The play is farcical representation of middle-class citizens attempting to act like nobility. A verse prologue states that this is the author's first attempt at adaptation, which he has completed because "the wit of Vanbrugh is now out of fashion: language and humour vary with the times."
1 v. (ca. 200 p.) ; 26 x 19 cm.
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