London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1840. 1st Edition Thus. Cf. Stonehouse, LIBRARY Of CHARLES DICKENS, p. 79. lxxi, [1 (blank)], 450; [iii] - viii, 212 pp. Text double column. Divisitional t.p. for Ford's Works. Frontispiece. Engraved t.p. Royal 8vo. 9-3/4" x 6-1/4". Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Pale yellow eps. Custom chemise & quarter leather slipcase. Shelfwear, with board showing at the tips. Rebacked at some point in the past. Light beige canvas tape reforcing hinges. POS. Dickens bookplate & Gadshill sale label to front paste-down. Withal, a VG copy. Chemise/slipcase - Fine. Item #48997
Contents: Massinger: Introduction. List of plays. Commendatory verses. The virgin-martyr. The unnatural combat. The duke of Milan. The bondman. The renegado. The parliament of love. The Roman actor. The great Duke of Florence. The maid of honour. The picture. The emperor of the East. The fatal dowry. A new way to pay old debts. The city madam. The guardian. A very woman, or The Prince of Tarent. The bashful lover. The old law. Poems. Glossary; Ford: List of plays. Commendatory verses. The lover's melancholy. "Tis pity she's a whore. The broken heart. Love's sacrifice. Perkin Warbeck. The fancies, chaste and noble. The lady's trial. The sun's darling. The witch of Edmonton. Glossary.