Zobeide.; A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Oliver Goldsmith, Joseph Cradock.
Zobeide.; A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden

Zobeide.; A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden

London: T. Cadell, 1771. First Edition. 8vo, [2], i-iii, 80pp [4]; pages window-mounted in quarto leaves for J.P. Kemble and bound in full tan polished calf gilt by Riviere. Later bookplate; with Kemble's inscription in margin at title page "Collated & Perfect, JPK 1798"; covers a bit spotted, rubbed at hinges; very nice indeed. Item #205794

A leading actor of his day -- and brother to the greatest actress, Sarah Siddons -- Kemble was also a major collector. This copy of Cradock's eastward-looking fantasy based upon Voltaire's "Les Scythes," (with a prologue by Oliver Goldsmith), typifies his collection, with its perfect collated copies put into uniform Riviere bindings. The bookplate is that of Morris and Olga Woolf.

Price: $500.00

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