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Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616) & John Fletcher Comedies and Tragedies.
London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson and Humphrey Moseley, 1647.
First collected edition, folio, engraved portrait of Fletcher at the age of forty-nine by Marshall bound opposite the title in second state; the layout and plan of this publication modeled on the Shakespeare Folio; bound in full contemporary spotted English calf boards, neatly rebacked with an attractive period-style red morocco spine label, housed in a custom slipcase, ex libris British landowner and Tory politician Richard Lyster (c. 1691-1766) of Rowton Castle, Shropshire, with engraved armorial bookplate inside front board and Lyster's signature and price on ffep; a portion of the bottom blank margin and bottom rule trimmed away on leaf Ffff3 restored, 12 1/2 x 8 in.