London: Printed by James Ballantyne and Company, 1812. 1st edition thus (NCBEL I, 1709). Per the NCBEL, this set adds "Faithful Friends" 14 volumes. 2 portraits & a facsimile plate in Volume I. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/4". Period full calf bindings with gilt stamped & decorated spines. Red speckled edges. General wear & rubs to leather, with front joints tender. Bookplate. An About VG set. Item #27058.1
Beaumont and Fletcher playwrights who collaborated on dramatic works from about 1606 - 1613. Dryden, in his Of Dramatick Poesy (1668), notes that "Beaumont especially being so accurate a judge of plays that Ben Jonson, while he lived, submitted all his writing to his [Beaumont's] censure, and, 'tis thought, used his judgement in correcting, if not contriving, all his plots". [OCEL].