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Author Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729.
Title The dramatic works of Sir Richard Steele, Knt : Containing, The funeral. The tender husband. The lying lover. The conscious lovers. To which is prefixed, an account of his life and writings.
Publication Info. London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson, S. Crowder, T. Caslon, T. Lownds [sic], H. Woodgate, and S. Brookes, M DCC LXI. [1761]
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Description [22], 72, 59, [1], 71, [1], 82, [5] leaves of plates : ill., port ; 18 cm. (12⁰)
Note Each play has separate t.p., with varying imprints, pagination and dates ranging from 1758-1782; a made-up copy.
Variants: The funeral, or, Grief a-la-mode. 1758 -- The tender husband, or, the accomplish'd fools. 1761 -- The lying lover, or, The ladies friendship. 6th ed. 1760 -- The conscious lovers. 1764. Variant: The funeral; or, Grief a-la-mode. 1768--The tender husband; or, The accomplish'd fools. 1771--The lying lover; or, The ladies friendship. 7th ed. 1764; another variant: 1767; a variant of this work contains 'The conscious lovers' dated 1768. Cf. ESTC.
NYSL copy varies from ESTC T151622 and ESTC T209757.
The lying lover is based upon Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille.
Prologue to The tender husband by Addison; to Conscious lovers, Welsted.
Each work preceded by "dramatis personae" and cast lists at the Dreary Lane and Covent Garden.
Frontispiece portrait engraved by G. Vertue, after G. Kneller's painting; other plates engraved by G. Vander Gucht and J. Basire.
NYSL copy illustration for Funeral signed: Dighton ad viv del., and W. Walker sculp; Publish'd Feb. 6th 1777 by T. Lowndes and Partners. Illustration for Conscious lovers: Publish'd June 19th 1776 by T. Lowndes and Partners.
NYSL copy imprints: Funeral: London : Printed for W. Strahan, W. Owen, T. Caslon, T. Lowndes, W. Nicoll, and S. Bladon, 1777. Tender husband: Printed for W. Lowndes, W. Owen, W. Nicoll, and S. Bladon, 1787. Lying lover: Printed for T. Lownds [sic], T. Caslon, and W. Nicoll, 1764. Conscious lovers: Printed for W. Strahan, W. Owen, T. Caslon, T. Lowndes, W. Nicoll, and S. Bladon, 1782.
Listed in 1792 catalogue, p. 124, 12⁰; in 1793 catalogue, p. 77, No. 3110 and in the First ledger as Steele's plays. ZNS
Indexed In: ESTC T34932
Note Library copy rebound, date stamp on back paste-down: November 15, 1934. Autograph in black ink on frontispiece verso: Annette Lub[in?] / Mrs. Eglantine; on t.p. of The tender husband: Mrs. Anna Crul[ly?]; on terminal page: April 5, 1819 / Something so pleasing / I cannot describe; various writings and doodles elsewhere. ZNS
Subject Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729 -- Early works to 1800.
Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729 -- Portraits.
Covent Garden Theatre.
Drury Lane Theatre.
Genre or Form Plays -- England -- London -- 1761-1782.
Comedies -- England -- London -- 1761-1782.
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1761-1777.
Type ornaments (Printing) -- England -- London -- 1761, 1764, 1782.
Autographs (Provenance) -- 1819. ZNS
Subject Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684. Menteur. English -- Adaptations.
Added Author Crowder, Stanley, d. 1798, bookseller.
Caslon, Thomas, d. 1783, bookseller.
Lowndes, Thomas, 1719-1784, bookseller.
Woodgate, Henry, d. 1766, bookseller.
Brookes, S., fl. 1761, bookseller.
Strahan, William, 1715-1785, bookseller.
Owen, W. (William), d. 1793, bookseller.
Nicoll, William, bookseller.
Bladon, Samuel, d. 1799, bookseller.
Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723, artist.
Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver.
Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver.
Basire, James, 1730-1802, engraver.
Walker, William, 1729-1793, engraver.
Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814, artist.
Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719.
Welsted, Mr. (Leonard), 1688-1747.
Lubin, Annette, signer. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1792. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
New York Society Library. Charging ledger. 1789-1792. ZNS
City Readers: Digital Historic Collections (New York Society Library)
Added Title Funeral.
Tender husband.
Lying lover.
Conscious lovers.
Account of the life and writings of Sir Richard Steele, Knt.
Life and writings of Richard Steele.