A fine set of the first collected edition, including 'The Jealous Wife'.
FINE BINDINGS. – George COLMAN, the elder. The Dramatick Works. London: printed for T. Becket, 1777. 4 volumes, small octavo (7 x 4 1/2in; 178 x 115mm). Half-titles. Late 19th-century red morocco, the flat spines decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Provenance: James TenBroeck Hillhouse (bookplate by Hopson, dated 1893).
First collected edition: an excellent set. The first work volume includes Colman’s most famous work ‘The Jealous Wife’ and a collaboration with David Garrick’s ‘The Clandestine Marriage’. ESTC t34936
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