Thesaurus Dramaticus. Containing all the Celebrated Passages, Soliloquies, Similies, Descriptions, and Other Poetical Beauties in the Body of English Plays
ESTC 134540; Not in Lowe, English Theatrical Literature
London: Printed by Sam. Aris, for Thomas Butler, 1724, 1724. First edition. ESTC 134540; Not in Lowe, English Theatrical Literature. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy, in original state.. 2 vols, 12mo, contemporary paneled calf, gilt decorations and lettering. Two engraved frontispieces. Title-pages in red and black. An entertaining compilation of scenes and quotations from famous English plays, arranged alphabetically by subject, viz.: Absence, adultery, affliction, African, ambition, anger, apothecary, bad news, bastard, Cato, chaste, embrace, falsehood, modesty, rack, rage, rebellion, etc, etc. The text is preceded by a list of the names of plays and authors quoted, alphabetically by play. Thesaurus Dramaticus was reprinted several times in the 18th century under the title The Beauties of the English Stage. (Inventory #: 26991)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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