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The New English Theatre in Eight [i.e., Twelve] Volumes, Containing the Most Valuable Plays which have been Acted on the London Stage

1776–[1784]
Engraved by Isaac Taylor I (English, 1730–1807), Engraved by Harry Ashby (English, 18th century), Engraved by John Hall (English, 1739–1797)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Hammelmann, Book Illustrators in Eighteenth-century England, p. 77

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth varies): 18.1 x 11.5 x 3 cm (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1995a-l

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 80 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: J. Rivington & Sons [et al.], 1776 [-1784]) Duodecimo, 12 vols.; [v. 1] 191 leaves, plus engraved title and 6 plates; [v. 2] 178 ll., tp, 6 pls.; [v. 3] 215 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 4] 165 ll., tp, 8 pls.; [v. 5] 231 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 6] 173 ll., tp, 6 pls.; [v. 7] 197 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 8] 155 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 9] 189 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 10] 168 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 11] 176 ll., tp, 5 pls.; [v. 12] 157 ll., tp, 7 pls.; gilt-stamped vellum boards.

Engraved title pages for each volume; illustrations of characters in various plays


London: J. Rivington & Sons [et al.], 1776 [-1784]

Provenance

Acquired in 1923 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent