[The British theatre : a collection of plays acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket]
English drama--18th century; Brooke, Henry James, 1771-1857; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718; Lillo, George, 1693-1739; Young, Edward, 1683-1765; Thomson, James, 1700-1748; Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692
Henry James Brooke 1771-1857. ; Nicholas Rowe 1674-1718. ; George Lillo 1693-1739. ; Edward Young 1683-1765. ; James Thomson 1700-1748. ; George Villiers Buckingham Duke of, 1628-1687. ; John Dryden 1631-1700. ; Nathaniel Lee 1653?-1692.
London: Printed and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1739 This sammelbande is made up of seven plays, printed between 1710 and 1747. The plays include “Gustavus Vasa” by Henry James Brooke (1771-1857), “The Fair Penitent” by Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718), “The London Merchant” by George Lillo (1693-1739), “Busiris” by Edward Young (1683-1765), and others. A sammelbande is a collection of various editions of thin books or pamphlets bound together in a single volume. In some cases, the author of these pieces is the same; in others, the subject matter dictates the grouping. Still other sammelbande appear to be random. The word “sammelbande” used to describe these collections is limited to pre-eighteenth century printings. At this time, before the advent of the modern newspaper and magazine, short political and religious essays, plays and poetry appeared in profusion as an inexpensive means of spreading information, opinion and entertainment. Bookbinding during this period was costly. Readers often economized by binding several pieces together. The pieces thus bound can reveal a great deal about a reader’s interests and the ways in which early printed books were purchased, used and saved.
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