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This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.
Good. B00OVG5QWQ 1777 Printed for John Bell, near Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand (London), disbound from a larger volume of 'Bell's British Theatre, ' Volume 9, dated 1780, 4 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches tall, 84 pp., lacking a frontispiece but otherwise complete. A bit of minor offsetting to the title page. Characteristic light to moderate age toning and foxing throughout. Otherwise, a nice eighteenth century copy of this opera, a sequel to John Gay's most important work, The Beggar's Opera. Reference: English Short-Title Catalog No. T13807; ESTC No. 6586809. John Gay (1685-1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera, composed in 1728. This sequel, Polly, relates the adventures of Polly Peachum in the West Indies. Its production was forbidden by the Lord Chamberlain, no doubt through the influence of British statesman Robert Walpole (1676-1745), who was satirized in The Beggar's Opera. This act of 'oppression' caused no loss to Gay. It proved an excellent advertisement for Polly, which was published by subscription in 1729, and brought its author several thousand pounds. The Duchess of Queensberry was dismissed from court for enlisting subscribers in the palace. The Duke of Queensberry gave Gay a home, and the duchess continued her affectionate patronage until Gay's death, which took place in 1732. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. The epitaph on his tomb is by Pope, and is followed by Gay's own mocking couplet: 'Life is a jest, and all things show it, / I thought so once, and now I know it. ' ~JJ~
Illustrated by William Nicholson. Good. B000JWHXBI. Eight color plates. First edition thus. Damp stain on rear board, moderate shelf wear and aging, else good in black cloth and blue paper covered boards. No dust jacket.; 107 pages.
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