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COLMAN, George. GARRICK, David. The Clandestine Marriage, a comedy...

London. Printed for T. Becket et al., 1766.
[8], 90pp, [6]. With a half-title and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T30807.

[Bound with:] MERRY, Robert. Lorenzo, a tragedy... London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1791. iv, [3], 81pp, [7]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T41248.

[And:] CUMBERLAND, Richard. The wheel of fortune: a comedy... London. Printed for C. Dilly, 1795. Second edition. 79pp, [1]. Without half-title. Apparently a re-impression of the first edition with, the title page partly reset. ESTC T945.

[And:] KOTZEBUE, [August von]. SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. Pizarro; a tragedy... London. Printed for James Ridgway, 1799. First edition. [8], 76pp, [4]. Without two final advertisement leaves. Final line of Act 4 [p. 64] reads: 'No!---thought and memory are my Hell.', a variant edition reads: 'No living---thought and memory are my Hell.' ESTC T58786.

8vo. Contemporary gilt-ruled half-calf, speckled paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Small worm-track running through the majority of text-block at foot.
A coherent sammelband of four Georgian plays, including, most notably, the first edition of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's (1751-1816) remarkably popular drama, Pizarro, an adaptation of numerous translations of August von Kotzebue's Die Spanien in Peru, which had premiered on 24th May 1799.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 25246