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An Act at Oxford. A Comedy [Restoration Play Quarto]

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An Act at Oxford. A Comedy [Restoration Play Quarto]

by Thomas Baker

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London: Bernard Lintott, 1704. Good. A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [14], pp58. Incomplete, half title lacking and final 2 leaves replaced by an 19th century pen facsimile. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket of 'T Connolly, 10 Up. Ormond Quay, Dublin'. In good condition, title and final page soiled, some watermarks throughout. There are several contemporary annotations including red pen marks to the margins; 'London Acts' added to head of p44; the first two lines of the ode on page 48 are written out along with a note in the margin; and in the Epistle Dedicatory "the Author of the Short View" is noted to be 'Jeremiah Collier'. Performance of this play was forbidden by the Lord Chamberlain. From an extensive Irish collection of quarto plays. Good 1704


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An Act at Oxford. A Comedy [Restoration Play Quarto]
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A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...[more]
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
Marbled boards
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...[more]
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...[more]
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]