THE KIND KEEPER; OR, MR. LIMBERHAM: A COMEDY: AS IT WAS ACTED AT THE DUKE'S THEATRE ...
Price: 175.00 USD
London: Printed for R. Bentley and M. Magnes, 1680. ,65,pp. Quarto. Extracted from bound pamphlet volume. Rather browned, with early ownership signature on B1, title leaf nearly detached, lower fore-corner of [J]1 torn away, costing a portion of final two lines of Epilogue, lacking terminal advert leaf included in ESTC entry; a fair copy. First edition. As often, the leaf printing the 'Prologue' remains in place, conjugate with [J]1. "Of this comedy, Professor Nicoll wrote: 'It is one of the truly unmoral works of the period and its failure [i.e. on the stage] may have been partly due to the gradual rise of sentimental feeling ...'" - Pforzheimer. MACDONALD 85a. ESTC R16108. WING D2297. PFORZHEIMER 329.