Title: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS OTWAY: VOLUMES ...
Publisher: Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, London
Publication Date: 1926
Book Condition: Very Good
Volume 1, 233; Volume 2, 369; Volume 3, 328 printed pages. Numbered 346, limited to 1250 sets on machine-made paper. Unopened pages & uncut edges. 21 x 26.5 cm. Quarter brown buckram. Spine with brown printed labels (some mild handling patination). Covers in light brown paper covered boards (mildly patinated, corners slightly bumped). Volume I contains: Introduction, Alcibiades, Don Carlos, Titus and Berenice, The Cheats of Scapin. Volume II contains: Friendship in Fashion, The History and Fall of Caius Marius, The Orphan, The Souldiers Fortune. Volume III contains: Venice Preserv'd, The Atheist, Poems, Love-Letters. Thomas Otway (1652-85) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682), often deemed the most signifacnt tragedy of the late Seventeenth Century. The play was later quoted by John Wilkes Booth as a veiled allusion to his plan to assasinate Abraham Lincoln. Bookseller Inventory # 4381