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CONGREVE, William.

The Works.

In three volumes. Consisting of his plays and poems.

Printed by J, and R. Tonson and S. Draper London , 1753 Stock Code: 138561
£150.00
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A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.

With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown of each volume. Sir Vanneck was the son of Jacob Cornelius van Neck (15641638), a Dutch naval officer and explorer who led the second Dutch expedition to Indonesia from 1598 to 1599. After emigrating to London, Joshua Vanneck found success as a merchant and acquired Heveningham Hall estate in Suffolk in 1752. His family remained in possession of the Hall until 1970.

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Description

3 volumes, duodecimo (169 x 97 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, brown morocco label to spines, titles to spine gilt, raised bands.

Illustrations

Frontispieces and 4 plates by Francis Hayman and engraved by Charles Grignion, with head- and tailpieces throughout.

Condition

Tips gently bumped, occasional mild soiling and finger marking to contents, else a very good set in period binding.

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