Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. 13 vols only

HILL, Aaron et al

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Contains: Vol. I: Zara by Aaron Hill; Venice Preserved by Thomas Otway; Jane Shore by Nicholas Rowe; Siege of Damascus by Mr. Hughes; Distressed Mother, by Mr. A Philips; Vol. 3: The Earl of Essex by Henry Jones; Tamerlane by N. Rowe; The Mourning Bride by William Congreve; The Fair Penitent by N. Rowe; Cato by Joseph Addison. Vol. 7: 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. 9: The Beggar's Opera by John Gay; Polly by John Gay; Achilles by John Gay; The Gentle Shepherd by Allan Ramsay; Comus by John Milton; Vol. 10: Merope by Aaron Hill; Barbarossa by Rev. Dr. Brown; Alzira by Aaron Hill; Phaedra and Hippolitus by Mr. Smith; Oroonoko by Thomas Southern; Vol. 12: King Charles I by Mr. Havard; The Gamester by Mr. Moore; Don Sebastian by John Dryden; Oedipus by Dryden and Lee; The Revenge by Dr. Young; Vol. 13: The Inconstant by George Farquhar; The Double Dealer by Congreve; The Foundling by Mr. Moore; The Spanish Fryar by Dryden; The Double Gallant by Cibber; Vol. 14: The Albion Queens by Mr. Banks; Anna Bullen by Mr. Banks; Mariamne by Mr. Fenton; Ximena by Mr. Cibber; The Brothers by Dr. Young; Vol. 15: The Constant Couple by Mr. Farquhar; Sir Harry Wildair by Mr. Farquhar; The Confederacy by Sir John Vanbrugh; The Rehearsal by the Duke of Buckingham; The Chances by the Duke of Buckingham; Vol. 16: Electra by Lew. Theolbald; Ambitious Step-Mother by N. Rowe; Edward the Black Prince by William Shirley; Busiris by Dr. Younge; Eurydice by Mr. Mallet; Vol. 18: Sophonisba by Mr. Thomson; Philaster, altered from Beaumont and Fletcher; Virginia by Mr. Crisp; Ulysses by N. Rowe; Gustabus Vasa by Henry Brooke; Vol. 19: Volpone, altered from Ben Jonson; Country Lasses by Mr. C. Johnson; Mistake by Sir John Vanbrugh; Gamesters, as altered from Shirley; The Lady's Last Stake by C. Cibber; Vol. 20: Elvira by Mr. Mallet; Boadicia by Mr. Glover; Creusa by W. Whitehead; Douglas by Mr. Home; Roman Father by W. Whitehead.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Bell
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1776-78
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Ex library - poor
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Various paginations. 19 cm. Over 70 engraved title pages and plates. Two plates meant to be fold-outs but parts missing or detached. Leather. Each volume has burgundy "Quebec Library" label on front cover. Many boards detached and 4 volumes are split in two portions. Many pages loose. Chips, tears, stains. Library bookplate and small reference label on front pastedowns.

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