Lot 457
  • 457

Rowe, Nicholas

15,000 - 20,000 USD
18,750 USD
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  • ivory
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style. London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, [1714]

4to (8 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.; 215 x 162 mm).

Catalogue Note

First edition of this play, in an elegant Cosway binding, with a large portrait miniature on ivory by C. B. Currie, set into each cover. Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718) is primarily known for his tragedies, his edition of Shakespeare's plays (1609), and his translation of Lucan's Pharsalia. Brown crushed morocco, wide-spaced double-fillet border with gilt roll-tooled leaves surrounding a recessed frame of gilt-ruled rays, and a central frame of gilt roseate and lyre tools around the miniatures, gilt-stamped turn-ins, olive green watered-silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt, by Rivière & Son, gilt-stamped in upper doublure "Miniatures by C.B. Currie," in a black half-calf slipcase and chemise.