Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. Vols. I - X


Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. Vols. I - X

HILL, Aaron, et al

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10 volumes of 5 plays each for a total of 50 plays: Vol. I: Zara by Aaron Hill; Venice Preserved by T. Otway; Jane Shore by N. Rowe; Siege of Damascus by Mr. Hughes; Distressed Mother by A. Phillips. Vol. II: The Provok'd Wife by Sir John Vanbrugh; Every Man in his Humour by Ben Johnson; The Beaux Stratagem by G. Farquhar; The Old Batchelor by W. Congreve; The Committee by Sir R. Howard. Vol. III: The Earl of Essex by Henry Jones; Tamerlane by N. Rowe; The Mourning Bride by W. Congreve; The Fair Penitent by N. Rowe; Cato by Joseph Addison. Vol. IV: The Wonder by Mrs. Centlivre; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher; The Suspicious Husband by Dr. Hoadley; The Conscious Lovers by Sir R. Steele; The Recruiting Officers by Mr. Farquhar. Vol. V: All for Love by Mr. Dryden; The Orphan by Mr. T. Otway; Tancred and Sigismunda by Mr. Thomson; George Barnwell by Mr. Lillo; Isabella, altered from Southerne. Vol. VI: A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Mrs. Centlivre; The Miser by Henry Fielding; The Provok'd Husband by Sir John Vanbrugh and Colley Cibber; Love Makes a Man by C. Cibber; She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not by Colley Cibber. Vol. VII: The Royal Convert by N. Rowe; Alexander the Great by N. Lee; Mahomet by the Rev. Mr. Miller; Theodosius by N. Lee; Lady Jane Gray by N. Rowe. Vol. VIII: The Funeral by Sir Richard Steele; Love for Love by William Congreve; The Careless Husband by Colley Cibber; The Tender Husband by Sir Rich. Steele. The Busy Body by Mrs. Centlivre. Vol. IX: The Beggar's Opera by Mr. Gay; Polly by Mr. Gay; Achilles by Mr. Gay; The Gentle Shepherd by Alllan Ramsay; Comus by John Milton. Vol. X: Merope by Aaron Hill; Barbarossa by the Rev. Dr. Brown; Alzira by Aaron Hill; Phaedra and Hippolitus by Mr. Smith; Oroonoko by Thomas Southern.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Bell
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1776-77
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    10 vols.: various paginations. 18 cm. Engraved frontispiece or title page for 9 out of 10 vols. (vol. IX missing) and each play has an engraved plate for a total of 59 plates. 6 fold-out plates include one in which half missing. Full leather. Raised bands, gilt impressing, burgundy and black spine labels. 3 boards detached but present. Some repairs to hinges, external and internal. Corners bumped, hinges tender. Vol. III has 2 detached pages in The Mourning Bride, held in with pin, one torn, and rear free endpaper torn out. Vol. II has tear in last page of The Provok'd Wife. Tear in a plate in vol. VIII. Small library reference labels on front pastedowns. Foxing throughout. Ink signatures on engraved title pages and front free endpapers.

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