Achilles.; An Opera. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. . . Withg the Musick prefix'd to each Song. John Gay.

Achilles.; An Opera. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. . . Withg the Musick prefix'd to each Song.

London: J. Watts, 1733. First Edition. 8vo, half title wanting; 68pp + 1 p. of publisher's ads.; contemporary calf rebacked. Small hole to title page; scattered light foxing; offsetting from a small leather bookplate affixed to front pastedown affecting facing blank and title page; two bookplates. Item #205782

Achilles, a parody, was first performed in the year of publication, after Gay's death. The music, uncredited in the book, derived from popular tunes as well as melodies by Corelli.

Price: $195.00

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