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Title: The Committee. A Comedy.
Description: London Printed for the Company, no date [c. 1728]. 12mo, 152 x 95 mms., pp. [4] 5 - 96], recently recased in quarter brown morocco, cream boards, gilt spine; title-page a little soiled, but a good copy. The playwright and politician Sir Robert Howard (16261698) seems to have negotiated the period before the Restoration with enough skill to acquire a small fortune, but his private life was enough to earn him the soubriquet "Sir Positive At-All," an arrogant and foolish knight in Thomas Shadwell's play, Sullen Loveers. The Committee was first performed in 1662 and proved to be the most popular of all his plays. The imprint is false, and ESTC suggests that the volume was probably printed in The Hague for T. Johnson. who might have moved to Rotterdam by 1728. Copies in BL; Folger, Harvard, McMaster, Memphis; and four European libraries.

Keywords: Drama comedy literature

Price: GBP 550.00 = appr. US$ 785.39 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 9095

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