The Dramatic Works Of John Ford,.
Bound in original morocco with decorative gilt borders and inner dentelles; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt with contrasting green and red morocco title labels, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Hinges, Vol. I starting to crack and some traces of foxing; otherwise a very good set.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.,
In two volumes with notes critical and explanatory, by w. gifford, esq. t which are added fame's memorial and verses to the memory of ben jonson. two vols.
TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. Vol. I, cxci + 495 +  pp.; Vol. II,  + 616 pp.
The drama and verse of the Jacobean playwright, John Ford (c.1586-c.1640), including the text of nine plays. William Gifford (1756-1826), the editor, was educated at Exeter College, Oxford after a turbulent childhood in Devon. A gifted satirist he edited the Anti-Jacobin for the Tory government, 1797-98 but as editor of the Quarterly Review from 1809-24, concentrated on literary work, also editing the works of other Jacobean dramatists, including Philip Massinger and Ben Jonson.
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