Bell's British Theatre Vols. 3-13, 15-32 & 34

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Contains: Fair Penitent (Rowe); Douglas (Home); Cato (Addison); Jane Shore (Rowe); Roman Father (Whitehead); Every Man In His Humour (Ben Jonson); Suspicious Husband (Hoadly); Grecian Daughter (Murphy); Choleric Man (Cumberland); Cleone (Dodsley); Isabella (Altered from Southern); She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not (Cibber); Discovery (Mrs. Frances Sheridan); Distressed Mother (Philips); Earl of Essex (Jones); Medea (Glover); Gamesters (Shirley and Johnson); Battle of Hastings (Cumberland); Love Makes A Man (Cibber); Alzira (Hill); School For Wives (Kelly); School For Lovers (Whithead); Maid of the Mill (Bickerstaff); Rule A Wife (Beaumont & Fletcher); Careless Husband (Cibber); Revenge (Young); Orphan (Otway); Country Lasses (Charles Johnson); She Stoops To Conqer (Goldsmith); Black Prince (W. Shirley); Beaux Stratagem (Farquhar); Gamester (Moore); Double Gallant (Cibber); Theodosius (Lee); Beggars Opera (Gay); Chances (altered from Beaumont and Fletcher); Miser (Fielding); Foundling (Moore); Bold Stroke For a Wife (Mrs. Centlivre); All In The Wrong (Murphy); Brothers (Cumberland); Siege of Damascus (Hughes); Love in a Village (Bickerstaff); Country Girl (altered from Wycherly by Garrick); Conscious Lovers (Steele); Recruiting Officer (Farquhar); Venice Preserved (Otway); Lady Jane Grey (Rowe); Oedipus (Dryden & Lee); Ximena (Cibber); Busy Body (Mrs. Centlivre); All For Love (Dryden); Constant Couple (Farquhar); Carmelite (Cumberland); Zara (Hill); Way To Keep Him (Murphy); Good Natured Man (Goldsmith); Earl of Warwick (Franklin); Philaster (Beaumont and Fletcher); Provoked Husband (Vanbrugh and Cibber); Fashionable Lovers (Cumberland); Countess of Salisbury (Hall Hartson); Mourning Bride (Congreve); Oroonoko (Southern); West Indian (Cumberland); King Charles I (Havard); Tender Husband (Steele); Committee (Howard); Natural Son (Cumberland); Jealous Wife (Colman); Lionel and Clarissa (Bickerstaff); Hypocrite (altered from Cibber); Wonder (Mrs. Centlivre); Amphytrion (altered from Dryden); Albion Queens (Banks); Tamerland (Rowe); Confederacy (Vanbrugh); Drummer (Addison); Merope (Hill); Mahomet (Miller); Cymon (Garrick); Plain Dealer (Wycherley); Fatal Curiosity (Lillo); Lady's Last Stake (Cibber); Cyrus (Hoole); Gleonice (Hoole); Orphan of China (Murphy); The Gentle Shepherd (Ramsay); The Mistake (Vanbrugh); Ambitious Step-Mother (Rowe); Irene (Dr. Johnson); Marianne (Fenton); Barbarossa (Brown); Relapse (Vanbrugh); Eurydice (Mallet); The Provok'd Wife (Vanbrugh); The Funeral (Steele); The Royal Convert (Rowe); The Man of the World (Macklin); The Double Dealer (Congreve); The Old Batchelor (Congreve); Henry the Second (Hull); Phaedra and Hippolitus (Smith); Pericles (Shakespeare); Busiris (Young); The Rehearsal (Buckingham); Albina (Mrs. Cowley); False Delicacy (Kelly); A Word To The Wise (Kelly); School For Rakes (Mrs. Griffiths); The Brothers (Dr. Young); Falstaff's Wedding (Kenrick); Sir Harry Wildair (Farquhar); Caractacus (Mason); Lucius Junius Brutus (Lee); Inconstant (Farquhar); Edward and Eleonora (Thomson); The Twin Rivals (Farquhar); Gustavus Vasa (Brooke); Timanthes (Hoole); Chapter of Accidents (Miss Lee); Elfrida (Mason); Samson Agonistes (Milton); Creusa (Whitehead).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Printed for and under the direction of George Cawthorn, British Library, Strand
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1797
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    30 vols. with various paginations. 15 cm. 246 engraved plates - a frontispiece and title page for each play. Full tree leather with gilt impressing on spines along with burgundy and black spine labels. Missing vols. 1, 2, 14 & 33. Vol. 3 missing front board. Vol. 8 missing front board, rear board detached, last page torn through. Vol. 10 split in 2 sections. Vol. 11 front board detached. Vol. 12 front board detached. Vol. 13 front board missing and rear board detached. Vol. 16 front board missing. Vol. 17 rear board detached and last leaf chipped with slight loss of text. Vol. 19 front board nearly detached. Vol. 20 rear board detached. Vol. 21 front board detached. Vol. 23 rear board detached. Vol. 27 rear board and last pages missing with some loss of text. Vol. 28 rear board detached. Vol. 29 front board reattached. Vol. 30 front board loosening. Vol. 31 front board detached. Vol. 32 Small reference labels on some front endpapers. Some labels missing, some spines cracked, bumped corners, foxing.

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