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Author Foote, Samuel, 1720-1777.
Title The lyar : a comedy in three acts, as it is performed at the Theatre in the Hay-Market / by Samuel Foote, Esq.
Publication Info. London : printed for W. Lowndes, J. Rivington and Sons, and S. Bladon, in Pater-noster-Row, M DCCLXXXVI. [1786]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Pamphlets  Z-PAM v.412 no.4    IN LIBRARY
Description 70, [2] p. ; 22 cm. (8⁰)
Note In v. 2 of 'The dramatic works of Samuel Foote, Esq', London, 1788, and [1797].
Horizontal chain lines.
"Price one shilling and six-pence" within brackets, below imprint.
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-I⁴.
Based on Steele's Lying lover, itself an adaptation of Le Menteur of Pierre Corneille.
"Dramatis personæ": p. [4].
Epilogue: p. [71]-[72].
Head-and tail-pieces, type ornaments; initials.
Indexed In: ESTC T20736
Note Library copy is No. 4 in a volume of 4 works bound together. Monogram M.H. stamped on front free end-paper recto. Gift of Capt. Henry Metcalfe; acquisition date stamp on p. [i] of the 1st work (The critic by R. Sheridan): July 2, 1931. Binding: tree calf, blind fillets on edges. ZNS
Genre or Form Plays -- England -- 18th century.
Comedies -- England -- 18th century.
Book prices (Publishing) -- England -- 18th century.
Type ornaments (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Tail-pieces (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Monograms (Provenance). ZNS
Stamps (Provenance). ZNS
Tree calf bindings (Binding) ZNS
Subject Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684. Menteur. English -- Adaptations.
Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729. Lying lover -- Adaptations.
Haymarket Theatre (London, England) -- Early works to 1800.
Added Author Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684. Menteur.
Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729. Lying lover.
Lowndes, Thomas, 1719-1784, bookseller.
Bladon, Samuel, d. 1799, bookseller.
J., F., and C. Rivington (Firm), bookseller.
Metcalfe, Henry, Captain, donor. ZNS