The Double-Dealer:

Congreve (William)

The Double-Dealer:

A Comedy.

Description: woodcut floral bouquet on title, lower edges uncut, but cut close at top, with the loss of headline on 1 leaf, others touched, title-page weak in the middle with an internal separation (no loss), pp. [viii], 64, 8vo, disbound

Publication Details: Printed for J. Jennings, 1743

Notes: Though poorly received at first - 'censured by the greater part of the Town: and is defended onely by the best Judges, who … are commonly the fewest. … The women thinke he has exposed their Bitchery too much; & the Gentlemen are offended with him; for the discovery of their follyes' said Dryden - The Double-Dealer was reprinted many times in the 18th century, at first by Tonson, and then by others. The present edition is not recorded in ESTC; indeed, J. Jennings is not either. An Advertisement on the verso of the title announces a series of 36 plays, of which this is the first, which will ...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1743

Stock Number: 65132

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