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THE DRAMATICK WORKS OF PHILIP MASSINGER (4 VOL SET - COMPLETE) by  with notes by John Monk Mason Philip Massinger - Hardcover - 1779 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and Biblio.co.uk

THE DRAMATICK WORKS OF PHILIP MASSINGER (4 VOL SET - COMPLETE)

by Philip Massinger, with notes by John Monk Mason

Condition: Good


5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Vol 1 - xlvi, 344 pgs. Vol 2 - 453 pgs. Vol 3 - 340 pgs. Vol 4 - 380 pgs. Full brown calf with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration on spine, with leather label with gilt lettering. Gilt decoration to edges of binding. Vol 1 has engraved frontis. Condition of the books is GOOD ; Vol 1, 2 and 4 have weak and cracked front hinges, vol 3 cover is detached. Edges are worn and chipped, spines are dry and crackled with some wear. All have contemporary handwritten notations on the front pastedown, in a spidery hand. Calf is nice, extremely smooth. Text is good, with no foxing, and all bindings are internally sound. Drama. RGR.
  • Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5021
  • Title: THE DRAMATICK WORKS OF PHILIP MASSINGER (4 VOL SET - COMPLETE)
  • Author: Philip Massinger, with notes by John Monk Mason
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: T. Davis, T. Paine, L. Davis, J. Nichols, T. Evans, W. Davis and H. Payne
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1779
  • Bookseller catalogs: Drama;
  • Subjects: DRAMA / General;


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raised band(s)
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cracked
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
gilt
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