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The London Theatre. A collection of the most celebrated dramatic pieces, correctly given from copies used in the theatres, by Thomas Dibdin, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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    SR - Extra Large Folio - 82.3 DIB/

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    In 26 vols. 10cm.

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General note: Illustrated with line engravings. Lacks vols. 7 and 9. Volumes all stored together in a box. UK-SuSCL Each volume contains the text of 4 plays, comedies, tragedies, farces, etc. Over 50 playwrights include Isaac Bickerstaff, John Burgoyne, Colley Cibber, George Colman, William Congreve, Charles Dibdin, George Farquhar, Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Ben Jonson, Philip Massinger, John Milton, Arthur Muphy, Thomas Otway, Thomas Southern, Sir John Vanburgh. A short history, by editor Thomas John Dibdin, of the play's performance history prefaces each text. Full list of playwrights, and play titles for each volume accompanies the volumes. UK-SuSCL Ownership and custodial history: Several volumes very frail, all stored together in a box. UK-SuSCL