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Chapman, George and Shirley, James
THE TRAGEDIE OF CHABOT ADMIRALL OF FRANCE: AS IT WAS PRESENTED BY HER MAJESTIES SERVANTS, AT THE PRIVATE HOUSE IN DRURY LANE. THOMAS COTES FOR ANDREW CROOKE, AND WILLIAM COOKE, 1639
LOT SOLD. 1,375 GBP
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Chapman, George and Shirley, James
THE TRAGEDIE OF CHABOT ADMIRALL OF FRANCE: AS IT WAS PRESENTED BY HER MAJESTIES SERVANTS, AT THE PRIVATE HOUSE IN DRURY LANE. THOMAS COTES FOR ANDREW CROOKE, AND WILLIAM COOKE, 1639
LOT SOLD. 1,375 GBP
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Chapman, George and Shirley, James
THE TRAGEDIE OF CHABOT ADMIRALL OF FRANCE: AS IT WAS PRESENTED BY HER MAJESTIES SERVANTS, AT THE PRIVATE HOUSE IN DRURY LANE. THOMAS COTES FOR ANDREW CROOKE, AND WILLIAM COOKE, 1639
FIRST EDITION, 4to (185 x 125mm), woodcut headpiece and initial, printer's ornaments, A3 mis-signed "B3", with final blank, green half calf on marbled boards, damp stained, upper hinge splitting, wear at covers
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Provenance

Cornelius Paine (1809-1890), ownership inscription; his sale, Sotheby's London, 16-23 February 1891, lot 605 [part lot]; Harry Buxton Forman (1842-1917), bookplate; his sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 15-17 March 1920, lot 163; John Whipple Frothingham, bookplate

Catalogue Note

The Tragedy of Chabot was Chapman's final play for the public stage, written in 1610-11 for the Children of the Queen's Revels. It is a historical play based on the tribulations of Philipe de Chabot, whose judicial independence brings him into conflict with his King and friend, Francis I, until the King recognises his virtue and restores him to his posts. It was later revised by James Shirley, perhaps after Chapman's death in 1634.

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