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Achilles: . An Opera As it is Perform’d at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Written by the late Mr. Gay. With Musick prefix’d to each Song.

by John Gay

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About This Item

PRINTED WITH THE MUSIC
8vo. Full late 19th century English speckled calf by Rivière; intricate gilt design on spine; 5 raised bands; original brown morocco label; aeg. London: Printed for J. Watts. 1733. First Edition.

Printed with the music for each song. Gay's Achilles was produced posthumously, 5 years after the great success of The Beggar's Opera. It is a burlesque of classical myth in which Achilles is dressed as a woman to infiltrate the court of Lycodemes and woo Deidama, only to have Lycodemes fall in love with him. With the bookplate of John Whipple Frothingham. Leather on spine slightly scuffed; edges and corners worn; half-title toned; o/w a fine copy, complete with half-title and 3 final leaves of advertisements.

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Bookseller
George Robert Minkoff, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
7264
Title
Achilles
Author
John Gay
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
J. Watts
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1733
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
British;

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Bookplate
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Calf
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Fine
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