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19 works bound in one volume, all published in 4to (8 1/2 x 6 in.; 216 x 152 mm), up to 1681, including nine editions; some light browning and scattered foxing, occasional faint dampstaining. Contemporary calf; the spine in six compartments lettered gilt, gilt rules flanking the raised bands, plain endpapers; rebacked, upper joint at head of spine rubbed, marginal dampstaining to endpapers. List of contents: 1. The Indian Emperour, or the, Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. Being the Sequel of the Indian Queen.  London: Printed for H[enry] Herringman, 1681. Fourth edition.  (Macdonald 69e; Wing D2292) 2. The Wild Gallant: a Comedy. [London]: Printed by Tho[mas] Newcomb for H[enry] Herringman, 1669.  Some light marginal dampstaining in quires F–G. First edition. (Macdonald 72a; Wing D2399; cf. Pforzheimer 340) 3. Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen. London: Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for H[enry] Herringman, 1679. Marginal dampstaining in quires D–E. Fourth edition. (Macdonald 70c; Wing D2356) 4. Sir Martin Mar-all, or, the Feign'd Innocence. a Comedy. London: Printed for H[enry] Herringman, 1678. Marginal dampstaining in quires D–E, short tear cutting into about 6 lines of text. Third edition. (Macdonald 71c; Wing D2362) 5. An Evening's Love. Or the Mock-Astrologer. [London]: In the Savoy, Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1671. Light marginal dampstaining in quire O.  First edition. (Macdonald 75b; Wing D2273. Pforzheimer 325, however, calls this the second edition) 6. The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy. London: Printed by J[ohn] Macock, for Henry Herringman, 1676. Second edition. (Macdonald 73c; erroneously listed under Wing S2946) 7. The Rival Ladies. A Tragi-Comedy. London: Printed by T[homs] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1675. Third edition. (Macdonald 67c; Wing D2348) 8. Tyrranick Love: or, the Royal Martyr. A Tragedy. London: Printed for H[enry] Herringman, 1677. Third edition. (Macdonald 74c; Wing D2395) 9. Marriage A-la-Mode. A Comedy. London: Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1673. Closed tear on lower right corner of B2, short tear to bottom margin of G3. First edition. (Macdonald 77a; Wing D2306) 10. The Assignation: or, Love in a Nunnery. London: Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1678.  A few pages dog-eared. Second edition. (Macdonald 78b; Wing D2242) 11.  Amboyna: A Tragedy. London: Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1673. First edition. (Macdonald 79a; Wing D2232) 12. The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards. In Two Parts. London: Printed by H[enry] Hills for Henry Herringman, 1678. —  Almanzor and Almahide: or, the Conquest of Granada. The Second Part. London: Printed by H[enry] Hills for Henry Herringman, 1678. Third edition. (Macdonald 76c; Wing D2258) 13. Aureng-Zebe. A Tragedy. London:Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] For Henry Herringman, 1676. Large stain on F2. First edition. (Macdonald 80a; Wing D2245) 14. The State of Innocence, and Fall of Man: An Opera. Written in Heroick Verse ...  London: Printed by H[enry] H[ills] for Henry Herringman, 1678. Third edition. (Macdonald 81b; Wing D2374) 15. All for Love: Or, the World well Lost. A Tragedy ... Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's Stile. [London]: In the Savoy: Printed by Tho[mas] Newcomb, for Henry Herringman, 1678. Corner loss to b4 costing catchword. First edition. (Macdonald 82a; Wing D2229) 16. Oedipus. A Tragedy. London: Printed for R[ichard] Bentley and M. Magnes, 1679. Minor worm trails in gutter of first few quires. First edition. (Macdonald 83a; Wing D2322) 17. The Kind Keeper; or Mr. Limberham. A Comedy. London: R[ichard] Bentley and M. Magnes, 1680. First edition. (Macdonald 85a; Wing D2297) 18. Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late. A Tragedy ...To which is Prefix'd, A Preface Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy.  London: Printed for Abel Swall ... and Jacob Tonson, 1679. Minor dampstaining.  First edition, without the leaf of verses by the Duke. (Macdonald 84aii; Wing D2389) 19. The Spanish Fryar or the Double Discovery. London: Printed for Richard Tonson and Jacob Tonson, 1681. Minor worming in upper margin of last few quires.  First edition. (Macdonald 86a; Wing D2368)
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19 works bound in one volume, all published in 4to (8 1/2 x 6 in.; 216 x 152 mm), up to 1681, including nine first editions; some light browning and scattered foxing, occasional faint dampstaining. Contemporary calf; the spine in six compartments lettered gilt, gilt rules flanking the raised bands, plain endpapers; rebacked, upper joint at head of spine rubbed, marginal dampstaining to endpapers. 1. The Indian Emperour, or the, Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. Being the Sequel of the Indian Queen. London: Printed for H[enry] Herringman, 1681. Fourth edition. (Macdonald 69e; Wing D2292) 2. The Wild Gallant: a Comedy. As it was Acted at the Theater-Royal by his Majesties Servants. [London]: In the Savoy, Printed by Tho[mas] Newcomb for H[enry] Herringman, 1669. Some light marginal dampstaining in quires F–G. First edition. (Macdonald 72a; Wing D2399; cf. Pforzheimer 340) 3. Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen: As it is Acted By His Majesties Servants at the Theater Royal. London: Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for H[enry] Herringman, 1679. Marginal dampstaining in quires D–E. Fourth edition. (Macdonald 70c; Wing D2356) 4. Sir Martin Mar-all, or, the Feign'd Innocence. a Comedy. London: Printed for H[enry] Herringman, 1678. Marginal dampstaining in quires D–E, short tear cutting into about 6 lines of text. Third edition. (Macdonald 71c; Wing D2362) 5. An Evening's Love. Or the Mock-Astrologer. [London]: In the Savoy, Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman,1671. Light marginal dampstaining in quire O. First edition. (Macdonald 75b; Wing D2273. Pforzheimer 325, however, calls this the second edition) 6. The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy . London: Printed by J[ohn] Macock, for Henry Herringman, 1676. Second edition. (Macdonald 73c; erroneously listed under Wing S2946) 7. The Rival Ladies. A Tragi-Comedy. London: Printed by T[homs] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herirngman, 1675. Third edition. (Macdonald 67c; Wing D2348) 8. Tyrranick Love: or, the Royal Martyr. A Tragedy. London: Printed for H[enry] Herringman, 1677. Third edition. (Macdonald 74c; Wing D2395) 9. Marriage A-la-Mode. A Comedy. London: Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1673. Closed tear on lower right corner of B2, short tear to bottom margin of G3. First edition. (Macdonald 77a; Wing D2306) 10. The Assignation: or, Love in a Nunnery. London: Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman,1678. A few pages dog-eared. Second edition. (Macdonald 78b; Wing D2242) 11. Amboyna: A Tragedy. London: Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] for Henry Herringman, 1673. First edition. (Macdonald 79a; Wing D2232) 12. The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards. In Two Parts. London: Printed by H[enry] Hills for Henry Herringman, 1678. — Almanzor and Almahide: or, the Conquest of Granada. The Second Part. London: Printed by H[enry] Hills for Henry Herringman, 1678. Third edition. (Macdonald 76c; Wing D2258) 13. Aureng-Zebe. A Tragedy. London:Printed by T[homas] N[ewcomb] For Henry Herringman, 1676. Large stain on F2. First edition. (Macdonald 80a; Wing D2245) 14. The State of Innocence, and Fall of Man: An Opera. Written in Heroick Verse ... London: Printed by H[enry] H[ills] for Henry Herringman, 1678. Third edition. (Macdonald 81b; Wing D2374) 15. All for Love: Or, the World well Lost. A Tragedy ... Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's Stile. [London]: In the Savoy: Printed by Tho[mas] Newcomb, for Henry Herringman,1678. Corner loss to b4 costing catchword. First edition. (Macdonald 82a; Wing D2229) 16. Oedipus. A Tragedy. London: Printed for R[ichard] Bentley and M. Magnes, 1679. Minor worm trails in gutter of first few quires. First edition. (Macdonald 83a; Wing D2322) 17. The Kind Keeper; or Mr. Limberham. A Comedy. London: R[ichard] Bentley and M. Magnes, 1680. First edition. (Macdonald 85a; Wing D2297) 18. Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late. A Tragedy ...To which is Prefix'd, A Preface Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy. London: Printed for Abel Swall ... and Jacob Tonson, 1679. Minor dampstaining. First edition, without the leaf of verses by the Duke. (Macdonald 84aii; Wing D2389) 19. The Spanish Fryar or the Double Discovery. London: Printed for Richard Tonson and Jacob Tonson, 1681. Minor worming in upper margin of last few quires. First edition. (Macdonald 86a; Wing D2368) In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. 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Major General Arthur Godolphin Yeatman-Biggs (1843–1898; label on front pastedown). acquisition: Bernard Quaritch


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