The Labyrinth;

[Corneille (Thomas)]

The Labyrinth;

or, Fatal Embarrassment. A Tragedy. [Written by a Female Author (i.e. Agnes Stratford)].

Description: FIRST EDITION, first 2 leaves on bluish paper (title-page, Subscribers), outer pages a bit browned, pp. 4, [i], iv-iv[i.e.vi], [2], 71, [1], 8vo, disbound, stab holes

Publication Details: Printed and sold for the benefit of Agnes Stratford, Sister Of The Late Rev. Thomas Stratford, Rector Of Gallstown, Co. Westmeath, Author of Lord Russell, a Tragedy. Hammond, printer, St. Martin's Lane, [1795]

Notes: A version of Corneille's Ariane. The subscribers account for barely 100 copies, only 3 of which are recorded in ESTC: BL, Cambridge, New York Historical. The imprint of the two editions of Lord Russell (Dublin, ?1792; London, ?1794) tells us that they were 'printed and sold for the benefit of Agnes Stratford, the author's unprovided sister; to whom it was bequeathed, as the only legacy he had to leave.' There was a Dublin edition of the present title, dated 1795. 'Written by a Female Author' appears at the head of the list of Subscribers: most catalogues have Thomas as the author. What became ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T130754)

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [1795]

Stock Number: 65024

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