The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear’s…

The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear’s Style.

London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, at the Cross-Keys, between the Two Temple-Gates, in Fleet-street. n.d. [c.1713]. First Edition, second issue (p.18, line 3 reads ‘...the Heart...’)
Small 4to, A-I4; [viii], 63, [1] pp, faint waterstain in first two gatherings, modern 1/4 red morocco, marbled bds.
The Prologue is of interest for its view of Shakespeare as an untutored genius - “In such an Age, Immortal Shakespear wrote, By no quaint Rules, nor hampering Criticks taught; With rough majestick Force he mov’d the Heart, And Strength, and Nature, made amends for Art...”
Reference: ESTC T55544

Stock No: HMF685
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