BAKER (THOMAS)] An Act at Oxford. A Comedy, FIRST EDITION, DEDICATEE'S COPY, Bernard Lintott, 1704

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BAKER (THOMAS)]
An Act at Oxford. A Comedy, FIRST EDITION, DEDICATEE'S COPY, Bernard Lintott, 1704

Sold for £ 1,750 (US$ 2,214) inc. premium
[BAKER (THOMAS)]
An Act at Oxford. A Comedy, FIRST EDITION, DEDICATEE'S COPY, half-title, woodcut ornament on title, contemporary red morocco gilt, sides elaborately tooled with ornamental panels and cornerpieces, g.e., 4to (235 x 188mm.), Bernard Lintott, 1704

Footnotes

  • First edition of a play which was banned from being performed at Oxford by the Lord Chamberlain. In his 9-page dedicatory epistle, addressed to Edward, Lord Dudley and Ward, Baker defends the play against the "spleen of it's enemies".

    Provenance: ?Edward Ward, 8th Baron Dudley, 3rd Baron Ward (1683–1704), with bold inscription "Dudley & Ward his book" on front free endpaper.
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BAKER (THOMAS)] An Act at Oxford. A Comedy, FIRST EDITION, DEDICATEE'S COPY, Bernard Lintott, 1704
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